British Company Using E-Ink to Make Tanks Invisible

Reported in PC Magazine

E-ink isn’t just for reading anymore. Scientists with BAE Systems are developing technology that would use electronic ink to camouflage tanks.

According to a report in The Telegraph, high-tech sensors would be fixed to the body of the tank that would mirror the vehicle’s surroundings, making it essentially invisible.

“Highly sophisticated electronic sensors attached to the tank’s hull will project images of the surrounding environment back onto the outside of the vehicle enabling it to merge into the landscape and evade attack,” wrote Sean Rayment, The Telegraph‘s defense correspondent. “The electronic camouflage will enable the vehicle to blend into the surrounding countryside in much the same way that a squid uses ink to help as a disguise.”

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