The futuristic armour may seem fictional but in actual fact has been patented by Boeing. The force field in question will not be able to perform the same defence mechanisms like it does in the movies, as it is unable to stop bullets or lasers – but what it can do is detect an explosion near the vehicle and form a plasma shield that is denser than normal air, which enables protection for the vehicle.

The science behind the force field system works via the detection of an explosion, which is a trigger for the plasma shield – created by rapidly heating up the air or the water between the vehicle and the blast, ensuring a safety blanket around the vehicle in question.

Boeing have used a military Humvee to demonstrate the technology in the sketch below:

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