Future Technology for Modern Warfare

| January 13, 2011 | Reply

Battles being fought around the world have changed drastically over the past few decades.   BAE Systems a British defense firm is known for their creative thinking is working on a new project.  This project will make planes, tanks or possibly human beings invisible to their enemy.  I recently watched G.I. Joe the movie, where there was a human suit that would refract images to create a cloaking device.  Well this technology is now being seen from E Link.  E Link works with a combination of sensors that will refract the surrounding area and by doing so, create a cloaking mechanism and create invisibility.  What a great concept and one to keep an eye out for in the future.

A set of sensors connected to a tank’s exterior would first take in the surrounding environment — analyzing the terrain around the vehicle. Info recorded such as colors, shapes and lines would then be projected by the E Ink on the tank’s body, thereby camouflaging it.

The advantage to using E Ink on a tank for camouflage is obviously its ability to adapt to any environment. A tank in a desert would appear sandy in color and texture, whereas one in a mountainous region would be rocky, etc.

BAE Systems is a British defense firm that specializes in bringing some of the coolest, and craziest ideas to military personnel. Based on concept designs that the firm believes can be brought into reality in a short amount of time, their new idea to hide tanks on the battlefield is certainly one that could make E-Ink awesome. BAE Systems has designed a concept that would work with a collection of sensors, and E-Ink distributed over the entirety of a tank. The idea is that the sensors would take readings from the surroundings. The sensors would take in the terrain, colors, and other information that the E-Ink would then be projected over the tank’s body, essentially camouflaging it on the spot.

Unfortunately for BAE Systems, the technology needed to make this happen is simply too expensive at this point, especially to deploy it into a battlefield. However, the defense firm believes that they can get it up and running inside of Afghanistan within a few years.

Source: Dvice
Source: Slashgear

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Category: Tech News

About the Author ()

Born In Colorado a former Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for baseball,  Sean has always been drawn towards technology.   This hobby lead Sean to become a Site Advisor for BBhybrids.net where he helped develop a dedicated team of moderators and help support staff.  With his knowledge he Co-Created driphter.com where he too started to build hybrids by manipulating .cod files through java.  Looking to change careers Sean is studying to become Cisco Certified (CCNA) and work his way into the world’s growing network.