I’ve heard from more than one commenter that the ADS Inc US4CES family of patterns ( US Army Camo Improvement Program Finalists) is just like MARPAT. Here, co-developer, Guy Cramer of HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp explains the differences.
Guy Cramer, President/CEO of Hyperstealth, developed US4CES pattern independent of MARPAT. He came up with new Macro and Micro patterns designed to increase effectiveness at much greater distances than MARPAT which will isoluminate (The pattern appears as one color rather than four removing the disruptive quality) at much closer distances than US4CES.
Another improvement comes with the “Boundary Luminance Gradient” between the two dominant color layers which create a better disruption element between the two similar hues. Colorblind people see similar color layers the same and the disruption effect is lost – the green hue of night vision has the same effect and the target shape is easier to detect, thus the boundary luminance gradient helps separate these colors even under colorblind conditions. It also adds a 3D effect and the brain interprets this as depth and texture further confusing the vision processing system.
The Macro pattern was also designed to break up the human shape more effectively than had been accomplished with previous patterns.
HyperStealth claims this photo is taken under Night Vision but the color looks a bit off to me. Either way, you can see the differences in the patterns when they are side by side.