Researchers have this unveiled a new tank concept to the public in the form of the PL-01 which is invisible to infrared missiles, due to it being equipped with a mesh of thermal tiles that change their temperature to match the environment.
The new PL-01 concept tank has a crew of three and looks as though it has just been plucked from the film Tron.
A full prototype PL-01Tank is estimated to be completed in 2016, and in the case where the project is finalised and approved following evaluation, mass production of the PL-01Tank is scheduled to begin in 2018.
“The PL-01 is a Polish “Direct Support Vehicle” design created by OBRUM in partnership with BAE Systems. The concept vehicle project was first unveiled at theInternational Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce on 2 September 2013″
Check out the videos below to learn more about this very unique tank design and how its new technology can help it stay invisible to infrared missile attacks.
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