- 'It is the military version of Harry Potter's invisible cloak. British researchers have unveiled new technology that renders army tanks invisible to observers in the battle field, a British newspaper reports. At top secret trials last week the Ministry of Defence demonstrated how the clever use of cameras and projectors can beam images of the surrounding landscape onto a tank.
- 'Observers at the trial said the vehicle completely disappeared into the surrounding countryside. One soldier described the optical camouflage as "incredible". "If I hadn't been present I wouldn't have believed it," he told the Daily Mail. "I looked across the fields and just saw grass and trees - but in reality I was staring down the barrel of a tank gun." The British Army predicted that invisible tanks would be in use by 2012, although how it works in combat is very sensitive. The Army is also believed to be testing the technology on military jackets for its soldiers....'
- - NineMSN News, " Invisible cloak for army tanks" (Friday 2 November 2007)
Friday, November 02, 2007
Posted by Tom R at 11:10 am