On that tank with E-ink camouflage

There's a story going around today about how BAE, a defense cntractor, are planning to develop a new camouflage system for military vehicles. I just don't see how it could work. do you realize how rugged this system would have to be to be mounted on a tank?

I also doubt that it would be cost effective. A paint job would cost a few thousand dollars.An electronic camouflage system would cost significantly more. I'm not going to throw out a number; no one really knows what it would cost.

The picture, BTW, is impossible. You can't get that kind of resolution or color selection from current epaper tech. Also, current camouflage techniques don't use images anymore. The current pixelated camouflage relies on your mind tricking itself into seeing an image in the dots.

And I'm pretty sure that when BAE were discussing electronic Ink they weren't referring to E-ink (the company or the tech).

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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