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Invisible Tank uses 007 film magic

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JAMES Bond’s invisible Aston Martin from hit film Die Another Day
has been used to develop a real-life disappearing tank.

The magic motor featured in the £240million 2002 blockbuster with Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry.
But it was also picked up by Army boffins who have now turned science fiction into science fact.
Their top-secret electronic camouflage system could help save troops’ lives. Results are so good,
experts predict the invisible combat vehicle could be on the battlefield in 2016.
The BAE Systems technology uses cameras and other gadgets to project images of surroundings on to
the vehicle so it “vanishes”. It can also fool deadly infra-red, heat-seeking missiles.

A BAE Systems spokesman said:“An invisible tank is exciting James Bond stuff. We think we have cracked it.
“It works at the touch of a button and means the vehicle instantly changes colour and temperature.

“The vehicle is invisible to the naked eye and night vision.
The real challenge has been to beat infra-red sensors and heat-seeking missiles.”

The Ministry of Defence is said to be following the project closely.

Bron: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/177633/Invisible-tank-uses-007-film-magic/

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Written by dwittens

2 maart 2011 at 13:52

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