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[Telegraph] Invisible tanks could be on battlefield within five years

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Armoured vehicles will use a new technology known as "e-camouflage" which deploys a form "electronic ink" to render a vehicle "invisible".

Highly sophisticated electronic sensors attached to the tank's hull will project images of the surrounding environment back onto the outside of the vehicle enabling it to merge into the landscape and evade attack.

The electronic camouflage will enable the vehicle to blend into the surrounding countryside in much the same way that a squid uses ink to help as a disguise.

Unlike conventional forms of camouflage, the images on the hull would change in concert with the changing environment always insuring that the vehicle remains disguised.
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IRL hacks!!
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Lol bush-wookie tanks
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just like in James Bond. Nice!
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It is all great in theory, but price wise and battle functionality I think will show a fail more over.
It is a nice concept but under shock waves and concussions, frags and environment dirt/sand/water I don't think it will go well.

We will see.
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lol i just imagine running in a battlefield then hitting a big invisible wall
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give it a electric motor and use it for stealth missions and it has promise, i dont see this being helpful for a traditional battlefield though.
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Looking at it from different angles would reveal the camouflage....


Lets see how this plays out
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In the article they discuss some of the predetermined roles the e-camo would fill. I don't see this being strapped on any main battle tanks, but more for niche roles, such as reconnaissance, mine clearing, troop extraction, etc.
     
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Looking at it from different angles would reveal the camouflage....


Lets see how this plays out
Yep, I was thinking the same thing. Maybe it works fine for aerial views and things in that perspective, but with soldiers, they will see the tank easily, it will appear to be "painted" of mountains.
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