Smart coating for military vehicles being developed
December 26, 2002 | Source: KurzweilAI
The New Jersey Institute of Technology has received a U.S. Army contract to develop a nanotech-based smart coating that would enable military vehicles, if corroded or scratched, to detect and heal themselves. The vehicles could also change color on the battlefield, creating instant camouflage and rendering tanks, helicopters and military trucks virtually invisible.
The coatings could also reduce the sensitivity of explosives and thus make them safer for soldiers to handle.