New Infrared Obscurants Will Cloak Battlefields in Greener Fog of War

New Infrared Obscurants
An AC-130U gunship fires flares to emit masses of infrared and confuse heat seeking missiles. Other techniques involve hiding infrared rays all together. Photo: Simon Poter/Flickr

Obscurants, which are basically metallic dust clouds, have been in use for years in order to protect troops from heat-seeking missiles. These obscurants have never been environmentally friendly or easy to control.

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Rachel Papo

Interesting series of photos by Rachel Papo, an Israeli photographer who tells the tale of obligatary military duty by women in Israel. Everyone must serve two years, from 18-20, in the military. She went back to military bases fifteen years after her own military service ended to take photos.