The U.S. military is backing the development of 'Quantum Stealth' fabrics, made by Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp, which could make soldiers virtually invisible.
The Quantum Stealth camouflage material makes the wearer completely invisible by bending light waves around him or her, reports the Daily Mail.
The fabric has only been seen in public via these mockup images, but Guy Cramer, CEO of Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp., told the Daily Mail: "The people that need to know that it works have seen it."
"Two separate command groups within the U.S. Military and two separate Canadian Military groups as well as Federal Emergency Response Team have seen the actual material, so they could verify that I was not just manipulating video or photo results."
"These groups now know that it works and does so without cameras, batteries, lights or mirrors... It is lightweight and quite inexpensive. Both the U.S. and Canadian military have confirmed that it also works against military IR scopes and Thermal Optics."
If it works, the fabric could help soldiers evade capture, carry out raids in daylight, enable the creation of new stealth aircraft and allow submarines to remain concealed when they surface.
Cramer added: "As news spreads of an invisible Canadian army which can move without detection, the psychological effect on the enemy is devastating, they never know when or even if this invisible army has them targeted or surrounded. How can you hit a target you cannot see, how do you defend from the invisible?"