Russian engineers to make combat vehicles invisible to enemy thermal scopes

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Russia’s Concern Tractor Plants will present by the end of the year a prototype of electric transmission for infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) that will make armored vehicles invisible to the enemy’s thermal scopes, the concern’s Vice President and co-owner Albert Bakov told TASS on Wednesday.

He said that the current IFV engines are heating strongly, so the vehicles can easily be detected with a thermal imager. IFV models with electric transmission will be less visible to such systems, he said.

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