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HyperStealth FADESPAT

We are very excited to finally be able to tell you about HyperStealth’s FADESPATâ„¢. FADESPATâ„¢ stands for Field Applied Digital Environment Specific Patterns and is a Rapid Deployment Camouflage System which has been in use by specialized customers for almost 18 months.

Developed following a user requirement in January of 2010 by Guy Cramer, FADESPATâ„¢ allows the operator to customize the camouflage for his equipment based on the operating environment. Due to the sensitive nature of the technology, HyoerStealth will only disclose the exact technology to authorized clients. However, Guy Cramer assures us that the process is simple stating, “when you ask someone to do a new task in the field without supervision, the learning curve has to be kept to an absolute minimum.”

Recently, HyperStealth upscaled the technology, making it appropriate for vehicular use as well.

FADESPATâ„¢ is considered a companion product to the GHOSTEX technology instituted as a joint venture with ADS Inc last year. While FADESPATâ„¢ is great for on-the-fly customization of existing clothing and equipment, GHOSTEXâ„¢ relies on a more deliberate process that uses environmental factors to determine the best camouflage pattern for an area of operations. GHOSTEXâ„¢ results in purpose built uniforms printed specifically for the operations. Despite the requirement for printing, it doesn’t seem to slow them down. According to a release from HyperStealth, “Ghostex is currently printing 400-500 yards per month, this capacity will double in September/October and expected to quadruple in 2012 at a second location with more machines. 21 different patterns have been printed on these machines to date. Cramer has developed close to 10,000 patterns under worldwide copyright. Recently the speed of the Ghostex process was confirmed when an urgent request for 480 inches x 62 inches wide of four different camouflage prints on military specification fabric came in at 10 AM and by 2 PM the material was out the door arriving at 8 AM the next business day in Virginia Beach.

Hopefully we will see more of these programs at Warrior Expo East.

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9 Responses to “HyperStealth FADESPAT”

  1. FormerDirtDart says:

    I’m going to guess this is camouflage patterns printed on thin fabric with a heavy duty adhesive backing

  2. UVR says:

    So, this is not for personnel, just for equipment. It sounds like a Military Wraps product.

    • Administrator says:

      By, “is not for personnel” do you mean printing right on people? Cause nobody does that unless you count facepaint. The article clearly states that this technology is for clothing and equipment, as in individual equipment. Additionally, it can now be applied to vehicles.

      I am very familiar with this technology and it works. The article wasn’t written so that other folks in industry can find out how it works and copy it, but rather, so that interested users could learn about the existence of FADESPAT and learn more directly from HyperStealth.

  3. Johnny B says:

    I won’t be holding my breath. Cramer and co have a long history of big words with little delivery. Sorry to say, but true. He has quite a few patts under copyright, but how many do you see on warfighter’s backs? 10,000 patts you’d like to see more in the battlespace, or even the commercial retail space. But no. I cant comment on the ‘technology’ he’s developed obviously, as it’s all very hush-hush. All I’m saying is that the patts make their way into some straight-to-video movies and some computer games and little else.

  4. B_A says:

    I also have my doubts when I read something about Hyperstealth.
    But they made the Aghan pattern.
    I’ve read that they made the Jordanian pattern, and Cramer’s working with the Canadians and the US forces.

    So I guess it’s not only big words.

    On the predator bdu blog there was mentioned Quantum Stealth, and the only website writing about it was defense review.
    Anyone read the article?
    I can’t really imagine that Cramer really found a way to make something invisible.

  5. Johnny B says:

    Like I said, I wish hime the best. Many of the patts he has look really good in simulation, we just never get to see them in production, and thise few that do we never see in the field. Afghan patt, Jordanian patts, and there were some Chilean patts that were tested. The Canadian urban stuff I’ve never seen in real life. I’ve seen some GHOSTEX prints and, of course, the OPTIFADE. Honsetly, I would like to see more of the patts printed, put into uniforms, and in their recommended environs. Like I’ve said before, some of the SOPATs look great. i think they would do well. But all we ever see are sims, and that isnt enough.

  6. Johnny B says:

    It’s not that I’m drunk, people – it’s just that I think faster than I can type. Apologies.

  7. Administrator says:

    I haven’t written about QuantumStealth for two reasons.

    1. I haven’t seen it

    2. Guy Cramer hasn’t really said anything about it

    He did speak quite a bit about it with “The Atlantic” but he hasn’t disclosed any details to industry news sources.

    Lots of people will run out and write an article that tells you nothing. We try to avoid doing that, at least on purpose. That is why we haven’t mentioned it.

  8. Old Paratrooper says:

    So what it is?