Indian Army wants electronic camouflage for tanks
To make its armoured fighting vehicles invisible to all kind of sensors, Indian Army is seeking a camouflage system.
Why it is required?
The modern sensors can locate armoured vehicles through their heat and radar signature and to ensure the safety of the vehicles it desires protective systems that can render the vehicle completely invisible. At present, the armoured vehicles are camouflaged through paints and multispectral camouflaged nets. These passive methods do not provide the level of protection that is required in future conflict scenario.
What is Military Camouflage?
Military camouflage is the use of camouflage by a military force to protect personnel and equipment from observation by enemy forces. In practice this means applying colour and materials to military equipment of all kinds, including vehicles, ships, aircrafts, gun positions and battledress, either to conceal it from observation or to make it appear as something else.
Camouflage system for armoured vehicles works to try and bring the temperature variance of the vehicle and the surrounding environment to within four degree Celsius.