The following pictures are from a BAE Systems video that highlights what the system can do.Developed and patented in Sweden. ADAPTIV functions over infra-red and other electronic frequencies. While it can blend the coated vehicle into the background, making it seem invisible, it can also shape the returning signal to appear like something else entirely.
A tank, for example, can be made to look like a car. The pictures show both the combat vehicle disappearing and reshaping itself into the outline of an automobile.