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In Britain: Multi-shade digital camouflage of the upper projection of the tank will reduce the vulnerability of the UAV

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In Britain: Multi-shade digital camouflage of the upper projection of the tank will reduce the vulnerability of the UAV

This version of camouflage does not save from detection by a drone, according to Britain



In Britain, material has been released that talks about an additional advantage tanks in the case of using new versions of the so-called digital camouflage. In particular, it is noted that the monochromatic camouflage of combat vehicles is no longer relevant today. The main reason is called - such tanks can be easily detected by drones from the air, even without the use of special infrared equipment.

Tanks with their usual camouflage patterns are becoming more and more vulnerable. They can be detected by drone operators using a conventional camera mounted on a drone. After that, an anti-tank guided missile will strike from the air.

To increase the level of safety of the tank crew and the protection of the armored vehicle itself, including from a blow from a drone, as noted, it is important to use modern digital camouflage technologies. So, for the "potential theater of military operations in Europe", it is proposed to use "multi-shade" camouflage in the green spectrum:

These are several shades - from yellowish green to dark green and marsh.

It is proposed to apply a "digital pattern" not in a chaotic sequence, but with a certain pattern. In particular: the lower and middle part of the tank should have a digital pattern in darker tones than its upper part - when it comes to the side projection of the tank. The camouflage of the projection projection from the top to protect against detection by cameras of drones should be created by “solid pixelation”.

The multi-shade digital camouflage of the upper projection of the tank will reduce the vulnerability of the UAV due to the reduced visibility of the combat vehicle. Tests have shown an 80 percent reduction in signature

In this case, as stated, the tank receives additional advantages on the battlefield, becoming, in addition, less distinguishable from enemy tanks.

All these studies draw attention to themselves, especially in connection with the fact that the British Ministry of Defense has previously sounded statements about the need to reduce the number of tanks in the troops, or even completely abandon them.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 31 December 2020 08: 30
    +2
    In the desert and in the snow, this camouflage will be just right for a rocket, and not only from an attack drone! !! fool fool
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 31 December 2020 08: 35
      +8
      Quote: Thrifty
      In the desert and in the snow, such camouflage will be the very thing

      Let's go the logical way. So this camouflage is not for the desert and not for the snow ... Conclusion: the war with them is expected in the summer. They are counting on blitzkrieg again.
      1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
        Kote Pan Kokhanka 31 December 2020 09: 09
        +2
        Britain, as always, in its role.
        How to save money on MBT upgrades! Repaint Sir!

        In my opinion an amateur. The most important thing when disguising is to break the silhouette, at best, merge it with the surrounding area.
        This can be done in various ways, but the most effective way is to shove the tank into an imitation of a garage or house made of lightweight plastic or inflatable elements. You can use the silhouette of a bus, crane, etc.
        The only trouble is that in such a "camouflage" technology will not be able to fight. So that it should be instantly dumped, automatically folded or deflated.
        The second option is paint or a chameleon-type instrument. The only trouble is that what is in the developments today shamelessly glares. And you can't hide a shadow from a tank.
        The third option is imitation of technology. If there are 25 layouts per tank. The efficiency of drones will be, if not proportional, but an order of magnitude less.
        As for the rest, the dream of a tanker is to have a "hypnotic 25th frame" painted on the tank turret - "UAV operator - shoot yourself!"
        Last but not least, optical detection is the main one, but far from the only one on drones.
        Well, the last thing. After maneuvers in the forest, only the most tightly screwed remains on the vehicle. In principle, I am silent about the paint.
        In the city the same thing, our ISs lost DShK on tram wires one or two times.
        1. Nikolaevich I
          Nikolaevich I 31 December 2020 10: 38
          0
          Hello, Vlad! hi Happy New Year! fellow That was everything! drinks
          Indeed, the "chameleon" principle is relevant! By the way, I don’t understand the British bragging ... I was, for some reason, sure that the "multi-colored" camouflage has long been known! Proposals for the implementation of camouflage ... both "multi-colored" and "chameleon" have been known for a long time ... These are liquid crystal panels and capes ... thermal dyes of an amorphous structure with a semiconductor "lining"! But this is in the case of a changing "color"! But there are also "traditional" masseti, capes in "many colors"!
          1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
            Kote Pan Kokhanka 31 December 2020 10: 56
            +1
            Nikolaevich happy holiday, mutually!
            I haven’t heard about thermal dyes, but about the panels they say “bastards” flash.
            From the military, I heard the future behind soft screens and chameleon camouflage nets.
            Well, the main thing is a break in templates. Who's going to shoot at the rubble pile by the road and the kids' school bus?
            Good day and good year!
        2. cat Rusich
          cat Rusich 31 December 2020 16: 14
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          Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
          The most important thing when disguising is to break the silhouette, at best, merge it with the surrounding area.
          There are many ways to do this, but the most effective way is to shove the tank into an imitation of a garage or house.
          Russia is developing camouflage net of the future...
          camouflage net of the future
          At what stage of development is unknown today ...
    2. GTYCBJYTH2021
      GTYCBJYTH2021 31 December 2020 08: 43
      -2
      British tanks to defend Europe? In the 21st century .... Let not tankettes ... But Muscovites, Krasnodar, I am Russian SIBERIAN .... Our population did not recover after the war of -45, but simply decreases in the warm regions of your country ..... Should it happen that, like in 41, the Fascist reached Moscow, there will be no Siberian regiments .....
  2. Labrador
    Labrador 31 December 2020 08: 34
    0
    Header error
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 31 December 2020 08: 37
    +1
    Well, it should be like in films about agent 007 !!! Full disguise, adaptable to anything ... just like Mimicry!
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 31 December 2020 09: 04
      +3
      There is one, it costs more than a tank. Still not in the series.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 31 December 2020 10: 13
        0
        Yes, there are "miracles" in this world ... miracles of technology / technology !!!
        How much are such miracles, but I didn't want to remind you ... we don't live in a fairy tale, in the real world "miracles" are expensive.
  4. Tagan
    Tagan 31 December 2020 08: 44
    +1
    The history of camouflage is probably more than one hundred years old. But the goals are now not only visually determined.
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  6. Pandiurin
    Pandiurin 31 December 2020 08: 53
    +1
    Pixel digital camouflage - tailored to the features of the optics, what is in focus is clear, what is closer or further blurry. Such camouflage tries to pretend to be blur and artifacts will be ignored during analysis.

    If we are talking about a UAV, then when viewed from above, everything that is on the ground is objects on a plane. It is enough to focus on the surface and all objects become in focus, if there is blur in the picture, then this is camouflage. Those. thus, it is ineffective to deceive the UAV. The old method is left to merge with the background color.

    Perhaps this situation is not only with a top view. It's just that the resolution of the picture is growing and the computing capabilities are also growing. More advanced algorithms have begun to better see through this snag of pixel camouflage.
  7. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 31 December 2020 09: 09
    +1
    The mesh must be welded solid at the corners, 1,5 meters above the tank or a grill made of reinforcement, so that the UAV detonates earlier.
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 31 December 2020 16: 27
      +1
      Quote: Pessimist22
      The mesh must be welded solid at the corners, 1,5 meters above the tank or a grill made of reinforcement, so that the UAV detonates earlier.

      shock core
      SPBE Motiv-M - "shock core" will work before contact with grill - will pierce the roof of the tank, there is thin armor. UAVs need to be shot down or air defense or electronic warfare.
  8. prior
    prior 31 December 2020 09: 40
    0
    An attack on London with the use of hypersonic weapons with nuclear warheads will sharply increase the vulnerability of British tanks with multi-shade digital camouflage of the upper projection.
    Otherwise, they were going to ride in tanks across Europe. Yeah .....
  9. 113262a
    113262a 31 December 2020 09: 59
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    The thermal imager does not care camouflage! Fifty tons of iron will always contrast with the surrounding nature. Who in the subject will understand! What they did not try to paint, sprinkle the armor, do not care. Whether in winter or summer. So the English scientists are so ENGLISH!
  10. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 31 December 2020 10: 14
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    It is proposed to apply the “digital pattern” not in a chaotic sequence, but with a certain pattern.

    Another revelation of "British scientists" ... request
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 31 December 2020 11: 40
    +1
    Yeah, camouflage will very much protect the tank crew from being hit by the drone.
    English scientists ............. recourse
  12. Amin_vivec
    Amin_vivec 1 January 2021 00: 00
    0
    Don't paint, nobody canceled the IR and UV spectrum, is not visible in one - it will be visible in another ...
    A kamikaze drone will be saved by a KAZ oriented to the upper hemisphere, it will also save from a high-precision guided projectile ...
    And the guidance of this ammunition from a drone should block the smoke from smoke grenade launchers, use laser or IR illumination of optics ... All this is already on the tanks, it just needs to become a little smarter.