Invisible army? Rostec unveils chameleon camouflage for combat vehicles, uniforms
The coating can be easily applied, which allows for prompt repairs in field conditions
KUBINKA /Moscow Region/, August 21. /TASS/. A chameleon camouflage innovation from the state corporation Rostec, which was originally developed for combat vehicles and is capable of changing color depending on the environment, can be used in the textile industry, too, to make field uniforms for military personnel, according to the state corporation’s press release.
The camouflage coating for combat vehicles and soldier’s gear is on display at the forum Army-2018. Unique electrically controlled material covering a soldier’s helmet is capable of changing color depending on the immediate environment. In the future, the material will be improved to acquire new features, such as the ability to promptly adjust color intensity and to simulate complex graphic effects, for instance, leaves swaying in the wind.
"This innovation may be in great demand from civilian manufacturers. For instance, it can be used to make clothes change color and graphics depending on the customer’s wish," the news release says.
Rostec incorporates the holding company Roselektronika and TsNIITochMash. The coating can be easily applied, which allows for prompt repairs in field conditions.