Anti-Drone Hoodie Claims to Protect People From Drone Attacks
For people who are worried about getting killed in a drone attack, a new line of high-tech clothing promises protection.
New York-based artist Adam Harvey and fashion designer Johanna Bloomfield have designed an anti-drone hoodie stitched from metallic material to block infra-red cameras that drones use to spot people on the ground, reports The Daily Mail.
The high-tech 'Stealth Wear' was unveiled in London this week.
In addition to the anti-drone hoodie, there is a pouch made from a special "attenuating fabric," which blocks a cell phone's GPS signal so it can't be tracked by the government.
If that wasn't enough, there is also an X-ray shielding shirt intended to protect the wearer's heart from damaging X-ray radiation.
Harvey told Slate.com: "Military technology is coming home from the war. These pieces are designed to live with it, to cope with it, to live in a world where surveillance is happening all the time."
While Harvey and Bloomfield came up with the clothing as an exercise in provocative conceptual art, the garments will also be manufactured for sale to the public.
Due to the expensive materials used in the design of the clothing, the anti-drone clothing is unlikely to go on sale in normal clothing stores.
Harvey hasn't named a price for the clothing yet, but said that his target demographic is the "fashionably paranoid market."
A Freedom of Information lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation last year forced the U.S. government to reveal there are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S. and admit that drones are being launched from locations in 20 states.
Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams, according to the Federal Aviation Authority.