Protecting the elements and providing
resistance to wear and tear

The latest coating technology for defence is designed to protect against the elements, while also providing resistance to wear and tear. One of the most innovative new technologies is nanocoating, which uses nanometer-scale particles to create a protective layer on the surface of weapons and vehicles. This coating is incredibly durable and can withstand high abrasion and corrosion, making it an ideal choice for defending against environmental hazards and extending the life of defence equipment. Additionally, this nanocoating can help reduce fuel consumption and noise pollution, making it a valuable asset in the field.

Recent advancements in laser ablation have given the military unprecedented precision in the application of coats. This process involves using a laser to remove the top surface layer of metal, thereby exposing a softer material underneath. The laser then focuses the heat onto the metal itself, forcing the metal to re-harden and form a more durable layer. This technique can be used in order to apply a specialized coating to any metal surface, reducing the risk of wear and tear due to abrasion or corrosion.

A newer development in the world of coatings is the use of graphene – a single-layer sheet of carbon atoms that is incredibly strong and lightweight. Graphene is being experimented with as a coating technology for defence, as it has a high wear and corrosion resistance. Additionally, graphene is incredibly impermeable, making it the perfect choice for protecting against moisture or other

contaminants that could damage defence equipment. Graphene has the added advantage of being extremely light, further increasing the efficiency of defence vehicles and making them far more manoeuvrable in the field.

Coating UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) is an important step towards making them more efficient and long-lasting. Proper coatings for UAV’s can provide protection from environmental damage, improve performance in extreme temperatures, reduce wear and tear due to mechanical vibration, and even reduce noise levels. A well-designed coating can also help prevent the build-up of dust or debris on the vehicle, which can interfere with its performance. One of the most commonly applied coatings is polyurethane foam, which provides a protective barrier against dust and debris as well as against water-soluble chemicals and other contaminants. This type of coating is especially useful in areas with high precipitation, as it can help prevent corrosion of the metal parts of the UAV. It is also common to apply an epoxy or polyurethane sealant over the foams to provide an additional layer of protection.

Other protective coatings can be applied to reduce friction and other wear and tear, improving the UAV’s efficiency and extending its lifetime. In some cases, paint may be used to increase the visibility of the UAV or to add decorative flare. Ultimately, the best coating for any particular UAV will depend on its intended purpose and local operating environment.

High temperature ceramics : see video (1400
Deg C at butane torch flame tip) – High speed
flight – hypersonic (Mach 5) - Up to 1800 Deg c possible

High temperature ceramics :  see video (1400 Deg C at butane torch flame tip) – High speed flight – hypersonic (Mach 5) – Up to 1800 Deg c possible

Ultra thin coatings – light weight

Radiator / Heat Exchanger – Defence Vehicles: Nanokote Radiator Coating