BAE Systems creates e-ink camo for tank armor

by Mark R

I have heard of stealth technology under development for years that uses some sort of cloak of invisibility reminiscent of Harry Potter.

I suppose someone wants the car that James Bond drove in Die Another Day. You know, that one that could turn completely invisible? I believe that Q summarized it as having cameras on one side that project an image on another.

This design from BAE Systems is essentially that concept, taken to a realistic level. In this case, the armor of the tank uses e-ink technology. Yes, that is the same stuff used in e-book readers like the Kindle.

Considering that many areas in Afghanistan and Iraq have areas where someone would only need to be beige or green to blend in, very minimal coloring is probably needed. I don’t think it would be up for those blue skies and mountains that you see in the picture.

Now, BAE Systems hopes to have this camouflage system available in four years. I wonder if these particular conflicts will be resolved by then. Perhaps will we find other conflicts where invisible tanks will be necessary. I wonder how these tanks would do in snowy terrain. All you would need is just pure white, and an all black skin would be perfect for a night mission.


4 reviews or comments

Mr Man Says: January 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Maybe it could be an alternative for liposuction.

alan Says: January 14, 2011 at 11:30 pm

can it still be used as an e-reader?

Edwin Says: January 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

LOL imagine reading books off a tank 😀

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