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The BDUs that come as standard are both thermal regulated and EM masked, as is the armour and are both tight fitting and thanks to interwoven diamond weave kevlar it has limited bullet/shrapnel protection, though certainly insn't bullet proof. This does not effect agility. The BDUs as standard come with a balaclava and a gas mask with seven minutes of air to mask the head. The suit feaures a head band that both links to the neural interface to interact with the CTC, IFF and motion detector systems, provides ear protection, provides a boom mike, provides an imager system and extends shield protection to the head.
Phased array optics (PAO) is the technology of controlling the phase of light waves transmitting or reflecting from a two-dimensional surface by means of adjustable surface elements. It is the optical analog of phased array radar. By dynamically controlling the optical properties of a surface on a microscopic scale, it is possible to steer the direction of light beams, or the view direction of sensors, without any moving parts. Hardware associated with beam steering applications is commonly called an optical phased array (OPA). Phased array beam steering is used for optical switching and multiplexing in optoelectronic devices, and for aiming laser beams on a macroscopic scale.
Complicated patterns of phase variation can be used to produce diffractive optical elements, such as dynamic virtual lenses, for beam focusing or splitting in addition to aiming. Dynamic phase variation can also produce real-time holograms. Devices permitting detailed addressable phase control over two dimensions are a type of spatial light modulator (SLM).
In nanotechnology, phased array optics refers to arrays of lasers or SLMs with addressable phase and amplitude elements smaller than a wavelength of light. While still theoretical, such high resolution arrays would permit extremely realistic three dimensional image display by dynamic holography with no unwanted orders of diffraction. Applications for weapons, space communications, and invisibility by optical camouflage have also been suggested.