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.
Source: GizmodoFiled Under: Technology News, Top News