Guy Cramer and his team are on hand in the ADS booth, displaying their ever-growing colelction of camouflage patterns which have been adopted by military and LE forces worldwide.
Late last Fall, the Philippine Army adopted a new camouflage pattern (Army CAMOPAT) developed by Canada’s Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. Hyperstealth has been quite successful in developing patterns for other international clients including Jordan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Jamaica and the Mexican Marine Corps as well as developmental efforts in support of both the US Army and Marine Corps and the Canadian military’s CBRNE unit.
The Rappler.com published a sighting of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, wearing the new pattern during a gisit to Lanao del Sur.
Here you can see Hyperstealth’s Guy Cramer wearing their Urban Environment Type III developed for a Canadian requirement which originated in 2009 by the Department of National Defence, Defence Research and Development Canada – Suffield, (DRDC-S) in Alberta to develop a Canadian Urban Environment Pattern (CUEPAT) based on the unique requirements of Canada’s three major metropolitan areas, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. CUEPAT was intended for use on CBRNE suits.
Both are seen here along with arid coloration samples (CUEPAT 2 is left, CUEPAT 1 is right). While Types I amd II were meant for use in highly urbanized areas, the Type III at the top is tuned for use in the suburbs where concrete transitions to greenway.
Wealth and Finance International magazine (with a global audience of 130,000 subscribers) just awarded Guy Cramer of Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. “CEO of the Year in Canada for 2016”!
Hyperstealth released this rather well laid out statement regarding the decision to end their long relationship with the film industry.
(July 13, 2015, Vancouver, B.C.) Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. is a successful camouflage design and development company with over 4,000,000 military uniforms issued around the world which use their licensed camouflage patterns and over 12,000 camouflage patterns under worldwide copyright.
Hollywood came calling nine years ago and since that time Hyperstealth has worked on developing camouflage used on many hundreds of uniforms for both TV series and blockbuster movies. The worldwide box office grosses for those movies which used Hyperstealth camouflage uniforms is $4.9 Billion U.S. dollars including 3 of the top 6 movies of all time. If you add the movies Hyperstealth has provided camouflage for pre or post production then the number goes to $6 Billion U.S. Dollars and adding those movies which used patterns developed by Guy Cramer, President/CEO of Hyperstealth but are independent of Hyperstealth then the total worldwide box office gross goes to 7.3 Billion U.S. dollars.
Hyperstealth provided very fast short run production at fairly inexpensive rates. Whereas large textile printers require 10,000 yard minimums with considerable upfront costs on screen cuttings and color sampling and screen cutting alone could take weeks before the printer could begin production of the material. Hyperstealth also had a vast library of patterns to select from and the ability to change colors and scale to the studio requirements or even creating new patterns in just a few hours.
The last thing a studio needs is to find themselves in is an expensive copyright infringement case which can occur if the studio used or developed a pattern close to another camouflage pattern owned by someone else and used it in their movie without permission of the original owner. Hyperstealth pattern use provided the studios that copyright security.
So why has Hyperstealth decided to walk away from further Movie/TV business? This is not their core business. When times were lean a few years ago, these contracts helped supplement Hyperstealth’s revenue but the time constraints of all these productions required that Hyperstealth drop everything else and focus 110% on the movie or TV project working 12-16+ hour days and over weekends and holidays to meet their deadlines. Quite often the Science Fiction movies and TV series want something futuristic, a new material and/or a new pattern, something that no one has seen before. These Movie/TV requirements are usually more than what a country development program would require for a new military camouflage pattern, and country camouflage pattern development is currently the core business of Hyperstealth.
In business there is an element of marketing, promotion and/or branding to offset the costs associated with the extra work required for these special short run jobs. However, getting a studio to authorize a press release or even allowing Hyperstealth to announce their pattern was used in a film or TV show was at best difficult. Hyperstealth was under strict NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreements) with the studios and productions and Hyperstealth didn’t even show up in any of the movie credits.
Out of all the big movies Hyperstealth has worked on, only Marvel Studios provided a one page press release a week after the release of “Avengers; Age of Ultron” but would not allow the release of photos from the movie or production showing the camouflage uniforms. Hyperstealth had to take a photo of their camouflage material in their office to use with the press release.
Guy Cramer, President/CEO of Hyperstealth “While we have been highly successful with the movies and TV shows, it has interfered with our key business and when you are unable to make that your highest priority, then we are putting Hollywood ahead of our main clients, that being country camouflage programs. We don’t need their (Hollywood) money, we can’t really afford the extra time and given Hollywood’s track record on credit, we don’t see any real benefits from further movies or TV shows.”
As an aside I’d like to show you the camo pattern they are referencing from the “Age of Ultron“.
I ran into my friend Guy Cramer at Warrior East and he was sporting our giveaway reflective patch on his US4CES pack.
If you’re at the expo, stop by CeJay Engineering to pick up yours.
HyperStealth announced on their Facebook page earlier today that they would release a commercial version of their long promised Quantum Stealth. I for one am looking forward to the release simply so I can finally speak openly about the technology.
With authorization from the U.S. Military last week, Hyperstealth INVISIB will be the first commercial variant of Quantum Stealth (Light Bending Material). A confidential version with a higher capability will be available for Law Enforcement/Military Regular Forces and a highly advanced classified version will be available for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Special Forces Teams in Canada and the U.S. only.
Hyperstealth is now in the process of establishing the Intellectual Property (IP) for INVISIB, and only after the IP is secured will the product be demonstrated to the public.
Hyperstealth was not allowed to pursue the IP prior to this recent authorization as Canada does not allow patents to be taken out on classified technology and while the U.S. does allow patents on classified technology, it would have to be stamped secret and would not allow Hyperstealth to secure worldwide protection.
(March 22, 2014, Vancouver, B.C.) – Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. President/CEO, Guy Cramer, announces another breakthrough the company refers to as “Phantom Bogey” where a military can deceive the opposing force with full scale decoys where the simulated decoy moves as if it was real, will show up as a target to battlefield optical sensors and will reflect a laser target designator allowing the real personal and equipment to remain hidden or at least mixed in with the decoys diverting fire and focus away to provide higher survivability for the real counterparts.
In the dictionary a Phantom is described as an appearance or illusion without material substance, as a dream image, mirage, or optical illusion (1). Whereas a Bogey is an unidentified aircraft or missile, especially one detected as a blip on a radar screen (2). Combining the two we achieve the perfect decoy, Hyperstealth’s Phantom Bogey comes across as both a target and with substance but it is in-fact neither.
Hyperstealth is a successful Canadian camouflage design company with over three million military issued uniforms and over 3000 vehicles and fighter jets using their patterns around the world.
The First Lightbender
In 2011 Hyperstealth’s Cramer announced Quantum Stealth (Light Bending Material)(3) a story which went viral around the world after a 2012 CNN T.V. story on that technology (4). Many remain skeptical that Cramer has accomplished this, however, members of the Hyperstealth advisory board who have seen and handled the Quantum Stealth material have come forward to confirm his claims: William Jarvis, 19 year Navy SEAL (Retired) who has accompanied Cramer to a number of these demonstrations in the U.S. and Britain. Colin Worth a 20+ year RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer (Retired) who accompanied Cramer to the first set of Canadian Government Demonstrations. Master Corporal Matt Pitre, Sargent Scott McLeod both Retired Canadian Special Forces and Brigadier-General Larry Lashkevich, (Canadian Forces Retired) who accompanied Cramer on his second and third demonstrations to the Canadian Military.
The U.S. military (which has budgeted for Quantum Stealth R&D for fiscal year 2015) refuses to disclose the Quantum Stealth to protect the technology and it also prevents adversaries to develop counter technologies.
What’s the reverse of Invisibility? Seeing something that actually isn’t there!
Decoys have been successfully used in military campaigns for thousands of years. The German’s were often tricked by the American “Ghost Army” of World War II, a specialized team of artists, professional theater crews, engineers and actors were put together to come up deceptive methods to turn the German attention away from the actual military objectives.
So what’s the difference with the Hyperstealth “Phantom Bogey” system? Once Cramer understood how to bend light, he was then able to determine how to manipulate light to create a false target instead of bending light around the target as Quantum Stealth does. It does so at minimal cost, power and weight. These are not stationary decoys like a manikin, nor do they take up the space or weight that a typical decoy would use, these are decoys which would look and move just as real as the item, vehicle or person they were simulating.
The Best Offense is a Good Defense
Imagine a tactical compound which does not have enough soldiers to defend it and is about to come under attack; Using the Phantom Bogey technology the defenders are able to simulate 100 extra heavily armed soldiers who now appear to be defending the position. Ten simulated Main Battle Tanks are added to the compound and move into defensive positions, simulated helicopter gunships, takeoff and move over the compound, if the attack comes, the small team defending the position are no longer the primary targets. The defenders could also drop Phantom Bogey’s behind the enemy and pretend to flank them or surround them. Unless the bad guys were within a couple of feet they would not be able to tell the difference between the real targets and the Phantom Bogey’s. A flanking or surrounding move will often force the opposition to move from their cover allowing the smaller group of defenders to acquire a larger portion of the target much easier. A more likely outcome is that the attackers are likely to be overwhelmed with the show of force and retreat.
Scenario 2: A Special Forces Team not knowing how many bad guys are in a room they want to enter and send in the Phantom Bogey simulating their entry to the bad guys with cameras and sensors on the Phantom Bogey’s detecting the exact location of the enemy and any weapons fire location before they actually enter.
Scenario 3: Using the Phantom Bogey technology a Special Forces team is able to infiltrate behind enemy lines using decoy equipment and decoy people which appear to the enemy as their own equipment and soldiers.
Scenario 4: Opponents watch convoys of troop transports full of troops moving to a specific location, it’s actually just drivers with simulated troops in the back. The enemy watching the logistics from a distance assumes a whole Army group is moved to a location as the truck returns with no troops in the back and the location is now just full of decoys of the Army group.
Scenario 5: With limited resources Police are more often alone without a partner in their vehicles and do not have immediate access to backup. With Phantom Bogey a Police partner may be added to provide a perception of more officers and/or you could add simulated K-9 (dogs). In talking to Police, they can have 5 patrol cars show up to a gathering that they need to disperse but the crowd will taunt them until a Police K-9 vehicle shows up, and the crowd will quickly disperse.
Due to operational security currently surrounding these techniques, the methodology of Phantom Bogey will not be disclosed.
Given shrinking defense budgets with expected and substantial downsizing of military personal and equipment, the addition of Phantom Bogey may help to fill in these cracks where perception is viewed as reality.
The military term for the field of camouflage is known as CCD (Camouflage Concealment and Deception). If Quantum Stealth is the optimal Camouflage and Concealment, then Phantom Bogey would be the optimal method of visual Deception.
ADS Inc. and US4CES designer Guy Cramer, have decided to use Hyperstealth’s print on demand process developed by Cramer, President/CEO of Hyperstealth to release 45 new US4CES patterns in two new series: 15 US4CES Bravo Series patterns and 30 US4CES Charlie Series patterns to the commercial market and for printed camouflage trial material to foreign countries outside of the U.S. looking for a new advanced camouflage uniform.
The Alpha variants of US4CES are finalists in the still unresolved US Army Camouflage Improvement Effort and are not yet available for sale. However, with any of these patterns, you get the same technology improvements offered to the Army but in different colorways. Another difference between Alpha and Bravo, is in the color layering, reversing the order of lightest to darkest colors (the patterns are identical other than the color order). Additionally, none of these are NIR compliant.
The Delta variants were also developed for the US Army and in internal testing Cramer found that they performed better. The Charlie variants have been released for sale commercially. The difference between US4CES Delta and Charlie is in the color layering, reversing the order of lightest to darkest colors.
70/30 Poly/Cotton Lightweight fabric is now available for order in 5 yd increments. So everybody that has been chomping at the bit to get their hands on the US4CES patterns, this is your chance.
For more info visit www.hyperstealth.com/US4CES-Bravo-Charlie.
According to HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp, the US4CES family of camouflage developed for the US Army’s Camouflage Improvement Effort is on display at the Logistik Unicorp booth # 216 at the Soldier Systems Showcase at the Ottawa Convention Centre today Dec. 10th and tomorrow Dec. 11th. US4CES transitional is not available for Canadian Regular Forces who do not require a transitional pattern but it is being offered for use by Canadian Special Operations Forces. All four camouflage patterns from the US4CES family are on display on their table.
For more information see:
Brigadier-General, Larry Lashkevich, OMM, CD, P.Log (Retired) at the Logistik Unicorp booth or Master Corporal, Matt Pitre, Canadian Special Forces (Retired) at the show.