BAE’s Develops Infrared Invisibility Cloak

BAE have developed a cloak consisting of 14cm panels that change temperature to mask the infrared heat signature of an object- meaning you can make a tank have the IR signature of a cow!

Warfare’s constantly evolving. Daylight battles became late-night duels, and pre-noon skirmishes shifted to sundown slaughters — some might say we’re just getting lazy, but either way, thermal imaging now plays quite the vital role. Now BAE and the FMV — Sweden’s equivalent to DARPA — have a way to mask the heat signature of heavy machinery. Adaptiv is a wall of 14 centimeter panels that monitor the ambient heat and match it, so it can’t be picked out from the background radiation. The tech can also be used to replicate the profiles of other things — you know, like a spotted calf or a Fiat 500. BAE believes the tech is scaleable for buildings and warships, the only downside being that all future commanders will have to make sure their operations are finished before dawn. Wouldn’t want your soldiers to see that five o’clock (AM) shadow, now would we?

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