"All units, including the OPFOR, will have advanced capabilities, so what we are trying to replicate is not only what an opposing force might have now, but what they might have in the future," said Davis, director of the Maneuver Battle Lab.
One piece of kit the force-on-force experiment will test is a thermal-signature defeating blanket similar to the beloved poncho liner or soldier “woobie.” So this could potentially serve as similar thing soldiers do with a poncho liner and also have thermal-defeating capability. It gives soldiers the ability to hide themselves from the thermal signature, which is pretty deadly in the battlefield.
An alternate term for infrared signature, the identification of an entity based on thermal-based imaging, as used by defense scientists and the military, is the appearance of objects to infrared sensors.
A piece of field gear originating in the United States military intended to provide warmth in mild temperatures used as a field expedient sleeping bag.
Poncho liner is also known as woobie, a term conjectured to have derived from the name for a child's security blanket in the movie Mr. Mom.