posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 06:32 AM
a reply to: sladewilson
When I was in, we had the TOWmissile system, it's targeting scope has IR.
Playing opfor I learned how to defeat it very easy.
A couple sticks, like a broom handle and a yard stick, a couple trash bags, and some duct tape.
So you tape the yard stick horizontally, at the end of the broom handle, making a large capital T.
Then tape a 50 gallon trash bag to the yard stick, then tape another to the bottom of that one.
Walk holding it out in front of you, the trashbags will stay the ambient temp of the Air, and reflect your thermal signature away. Because the
trashbags are 2 layers thick, a layer of air will insulate the front facing bag from the the back bag, so even if you stand still, at 5 foot away
your body heat can't warm it anyways.
Works very well for getting close without being seen.