Military Wraps Research&Development, Inc. has unveiled the new photo-stealth technology at the U.S. Special Operations trade show (SOFEX 2007). Photo-Real and Photo-Stealth are trademarks of Military Wraps and are in patent pending. This technology is ” a direct result of daily feedback from specific battlefields from all over the globe”.
Sounds very interesting, but what exactly does this mean? Well, the photo-stealth camouflage uses site-specific photographs printed on vinyl-adhesive wraps.
This technology can only work in specific terrains, due to the photo-realistic scene patterns, once an item has finished a tour of duty it can be re-wrapped and sent to another specific location. The camouflage is so realistic that any soldier or equipment can virtually disappear in the battlefield environment. Stealth is a key word in today’s military. When people hear “stealth” their probably think F-117 Nighhawk or F-22 Raptor, the classic angle-shaped designs. That technology is only used to deceive radars and, as you’d imagine, is quite expensive. Photo-stealth on the other hand will not deceive radar, IR and such, but it will deceive the human eye. If the enemy can’t see you, he can’t shoot you.