Roll Out The Barrel
The British Army is reportedly testing secret technology which makes tanks and troops invisible. The Ministry of Defence revealed they made a vehicle seem to completely disappear in trials last week. A soldier present at the trials said: "I looked across the fields and just saw grass and trees - but in reality I was staring down the barrel of a tank gun." The highly secret trials were conducted by the Royal Engineers and scientists from specialist researchers QinetiQ. The system uses cameras and projectors to beam images captured from the surrounding landscape on to a specially-adapted tank coated with silicon to maximise their reflective qualities. The result is that the naked eye sees only the view which is behind the tank.
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