Cloaking Armor: Turning Tanks into Polar Bears

Adaptiv armor, new infrared defeating armor developed by BAE Systems was unveiled recently at the 2011 Defense and Security Equipment International (DESi) conference.

The armor is made up of 1,000 temperature changing tiles that can be changed to make the tank “disappear” or even to look like a different vehicle, or unbelievably, even an animal.

According to Foxnews:

To transform into an entirely different object, Adaptiv draws from its pattern library organized by terrain and projects itself as something native to the immediate area. For example, if it enters an Artic environment it can conjure up a polar bear and project itself as one so sensors scanning for a tank see a harmless animal.

Very cool indeed!


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