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E-Ink To Make Tank Armor ‘Invisible’

E-Ink To Make Tank Armor ‘Invisible’
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Scientists from BAE Systems, a British defense firm, are working on a new tank shell that uses electronic ink and a series of sensors to project the surrounding environment onto the shell of the tank.

by Jon Lombardo
  • 14 january 2011
Scientists from BAE Systems, a British defense firm, are working on a new tank shell that uses electronic ink and a series of sensors to project the surrounding environment onto the shell of the tank. The sensors — which are built into the armor — allows the armor’s e-ink to change in real-time depending on the environment it is rolling through.

The system is being developed in response to the real-life dangers that tan-painted tanks face in Afghanistan as they move in between desert terrain and greener environments. BAE hopes to roll-out the real-time camouflage shell within four years.

[via Switched]
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