Electronic Camouflage Will Be the New War Paint

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October 23, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: October 23 on

Traditional visual camouflage will no longer be adequate in future operating environments against more capable U.S. adversaries, one intelligence official believes.

“The Marine Corps really has to get better at keeping our activities, our movements and our presence masked in the current electromagnetic environment where it is incredibly easy for adversaries … to identify and locate people, capabilities and forces,” Phil Chudoba, assistant director of intelligence for Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, said during a Sept. 20 panel discussion at the Modern Day Marine expo in Quantico, Virginia.

This is not unique to the Marines ― the Army is also grappling with this problem.