Obrum PL-01 tank

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.

Obrum PL-01 tank (3)


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.

Obrum PL-01 tank (1)


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