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Graphene has the potential to revolutionise a broad range of defence capabilities

Military vehicles – including land, marine and aircraft – can potentially become undetectable to hostile radar instruments, when graphene is applied to their surfaces; an obvious and significant combat advantage. While general military hardware, engineered using graphene, benefits from a reduction in overall weight and increased flexibility.

The testing of multi-layered graphene films on “miniatures“ has demonstrated graphene’s remarkable ballistic performance capabilities. The application of this technology to armament, has already been predicted to significantly enhance the protective properties of personnel armour.

Additional defence industry advantages and applications for graphene include improved camouflage systems, GPS and communications enabled helmets, lighter more protective bulletproof vests and enhanced explosives detectors.


Graphene has attractive ‘signature control’ properties, meaning it can be used to produce radar absorbent coatings making military vehicles, planes, submarines or vessels almost invisible to radar.


Graphene can be simultaneously strong and elastic, and also effectively distributes stress over large surface areas, making it ideal for protective shielding.