Spec4ce Series 2 Camouflage Production Begins - 15 different color schemes
HyperStealth will only be shipping Pre-Order sales once the order arrives. Series 2 is no longer available for order and is considered sold-out at this time, a decision on further commercial sales on some of the remaining unsold inventory will be made only when all pre-orders have been shipped. Further commercial sales may be available for Series 3 (not yet scheduled).
(September 4, 2010, Vancouver, B.C.) HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. announced that production has begun on Spec4ce Series 2 (S2) which includes 15 different color schemes and is six times larger than Series 1 production. Delays in S2 were due to the fact that Afghanistan chose a modified Spec4ce Afghan Forest pattern for their Afghanistan National Army (ANA) uniform.
Production of Spec4ce S2 was to commence once security features had been placed in the ANA pattern, however once that had been accomplished, the Afghanistan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP), (an elite division of the Afghanistan National Police (ANP)) had requested a new camouflage to help differentiate the two Police divisions which had both worn an identical Grey monotone uniform. ANCOP recently selected the Spec4ce Sierra pattern with additional security features and issuing of this uniform began .
With Afghanistan settled on their color schemes we are now able to move forward with the 15 color schemes shown in the column on the left. HyperStealth has also decided to increase the size of S2 to six times larger than Series 1 to accommodate many of the Military requests and movie productions, which we have had to turn down over the past few years due to a lack of inventory: The producers of the movie "Inception" had asked for our Spec4ce Arctic pattern, but we were unable to provide due to the short preproduction window and the time to manufacture.
HyperStealth will only be shipping Pre-Order sales once the order arrives. S2 is no longer available for order and is considered sold-out at this time, a decision on further commercial sales on some of the remaining unsold inventory will be made only when all pre-orders have been shipped. Further commercial sales may be available for Series 3 (not yet scheduled).
Prior to designing camouflage, Guy Cramer, President/CEO of HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. initial criticism of this field was that some of the government camouflage development programs were costing tax payers millions in R&D and years of development. He suspected both time and money were being wasted and went on to prove that, after being commissioned by King Abdullah II of Jordan with the development of their KA2 camouflage pattern in 2003 which only took a few months at a very inexpensive development cost.
Jordan's KA2 pattern was ranked in the July 2006 issue of Combat and Survival as more effective than the digital CADPAT Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT has won NATO concealment competitions) and probably more effective than the U.S. Army "Universal Camouflage" (ACUPAT) in widespread use in neighboring Iraq.
Once the Jordan pattern development was complete, Jordan tasked Cramer with material and uniform cut development, Cramer was taught the basics by the Military Office of His Majesty.
After Jordan's uniform program was completed, HyperStealth began to branch out from just camouflage pattern design and embarked on their own uniform production.
SpecAm and Spec4ce patterns are the first to use this all-in-one process for the commercial market. This process has also allowed countries without the resources to design or prototype new pixalated camouflage to piggyback on HyperStealth's programs providing these countries with cutting edge combat ready uniforms to evaluate for their military forces, for just the small cost of a few uniforms.
HyperStealth will be able to provide specific uniform colors to blend in with most regional requirements around the globe. These base color schemes should appeal to most applications but custom colors can easily be produced under license for specific country identification.
The darkest color is strategically placed to create a boundary luminance gradient between the two dominant color layers, which creates 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.
Further refinements included reduced use of large dark regions in the fourth layer which the human eye picks up easier with movement and instead they dispersed this dark region within the third layer to produce a textured background look.
The ability of the pattern colors to be reversed and cause the pattern to take on a different look was also considered and applied thus creating one pattern with the ability using color placement to be used in both positive areas (lots of cover) and negative areas (open with little cover).
It was also decided that this pattern being able to be changed with color placement for both positive or negative areas could use the Global Satellite Determined Regional Color Program started with SpecAm.
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