IntelliParticle Coatings

Plug it in – Turn it on – Heat it up


IntelliParticle has developed a range of large scale tank and armoured vehicle thermal targets. The targets are designed to assist with live training for target acquisition. The thermal signature can register quickly for live trial firing targets.

The size of the target can be designed to meet any requirement. Our team have vast experience designing quickly and economically target solution in different environments. We also have solutions for high humidity, tropical and wet weather target design. The HeatPaint solutions are low voltage and can be married to existing target systems or as a stand alone product. The addition of thermal properties to thermal targets greatly influences the real life requirement of target acquisition.

Our product is a patented conductive heatpaint that is simply painted onto non conductive surface like plywood or corflute and when low voltage is applied it heats up. Temperature can be achieved from 26°c to over 100°Celsius. The power supply can be 12volt or 24 volt.Many of our solutions can run on 9volt batteries.

We will travel to your base and define solution for your unique onsite requirements and within the hour paint you a heated element and it will be available for your soldiers to blow up!

Thermal Targets

How they work

Our thermal signatures are created by resistance of graphite to electrical current. With the application of our unique paint and varying the power source, we can “copy” or emulate thermal signatures and thereby affect a decoy that is extremely difficult for a guided ordinance to distinguish from a real source.

We can for example create a thermal signature of a truck wheel where the heat at the axil and centre of the tyre has different temperatures to the body of the tyre. We adjust paint thickness to effect differential conduction and therefore differing temperatures. This unique capability is only available by using a coating, wire technology cannot match cost effectiveness, or the discreetness of our targets.

Defence application

We have successfully created thermal targets for defence testing of missiles where the unique heat signature is required to decoy the ordinance.

The shape, size and dimension of the targets can be determined by your team, and we will construct and send to you anywhere in the world.

As seen at the recent Land Forces Expo in Brisbane (October 2022) we have successfully created large vehicle signatures, small scope targets and man-size targets – we can do any size or shape required.


Thermal Targets

12 Volt Heating Elements

Our range of low voltage heating elements are uniquely suitable to defence as power supply in remote locations.

Emergency Medical
Food warming
Comprehensive aerial view decoy campsites
Low voltage cooktops (120*C with 14volts 3 amps)
Equipment operating in below 0 temperatures
Heated clothing panels

Our heating elements are a solution to these uses and can be created on any non-conductive surface.

Thermal Image

Military Thermal Decoys

We can create whole thermal bivouacs with simple plywood using custom heat signatures. For example: thermal signatures of generators, BBQs, personnel, gas burners and more.

We match the thermal signature of objects with our HeatPaint to create decoy images. We can also create vehicle heat signatures that can present as accurate thermal targets.

Defence Collaboration

Pictured: Greg Hancock (IntelliParticle), Mike Hartas (REDARC) and Karl Falzon (FormCut).


REDARC is pleased to be announced as the winner of the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) Teaming Award 2019 in collaboration with fellow Australian SME’s FormCut and IntelliParticle.


REDARC Thermal Signature Enhancement Kit: A Case Study in Defence Collaboration