The tank of the future… Designed by Poland’s Obrum, the PL-01 concept, eliminates radar and infrared signature, in a compact arrangement.
Obrum, part of Poland Defense Holdings, has revealed its latest product, the Tank PL-01 concept at the MSPO 2013 defense exhibition. In cooperation with Polish companies and British conglomerate BAE Systems, the PL-01 which weighs 35 tonnes, measures 7 meters long, 3.8 meters wide and 2.8 meters high. Three people can fit in the hull of the vehicle.
The Adaptiv technology protects the tank from detection. An array of hexagonal Peltier plates on the surface can be heated and cooled to project a desired image, such as the background and or a separate object, making the tank invisible. The tank is also equipped with a system of 350-degree continuous observation day and night.
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This video shows the ADAPTIV, an adaptive thermal signature management developed by BAE Systems in Sweden. The video shows clips form a recent test, demonstrating how the ‘invisibility cloak’ on the CV90 light tank turns the vehicle invisible, by blend into its surroundings.