Thermal camouflage are materials and design considerations that hinder infrared detection.
|Thermal Optics (MBT, TD) Maintenance (AA) APFSDS-T Shell (IFV) Zoom Optics (MA) ← → Canister Shell (MBT, TD) Reactive Armor (AA) Guided Missile (IFV) ATGM Launcher (MA)|
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|Battlefield 3 Tank Guide - Thermal Camo(03:21)|
Thermal Camo is a ground vehicle specialization in Battlefield 3, the counterpart to Stealth for air vehicles. When equipped, a vehicle's thermal signature is reduced when viewing through Thermal Optics. The vehicle also becomes harder to track using guided missiles/shells, and if spotted, the mark will disappear sooner.
Vehicles using Thermal Camo have their "active spotted time" reduced by 66% and their "passive spotted time" reduced by 99%. Weapon lock takes 60% longer to achieve.
Thermal Camo does not completely prevent heatseeking weaponry from working—such vehicles are still vulnerable to attack.
Thermal Camo returns in Battlefield 4 as a vehicle upgrade.