The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has developed 'electronic armour' that, when applied to military vehicles, vapourises anti-tank grenades and shells on impact. The technology is designed to make tanks and other armoured vehicles less vunerable to grenade launchers as well as making the vehicles much lighter.
The armour is contructed from a highly charged capacitor that is then connected to metal plates on the tank's exterior. The system runs off a tank's standard power supply. In trials, a number of rocket-propelled grenades, which would destroy a normal tank, were fired at point-blank range and caused only cosmetic damage.