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India’s S. R. Vadera and Narendra Kumar (Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur) review stealth and camouflage technology

Much of the military nanotechnology information I stumble across is from the US, Canada, and/or Europe and while S. R. Vadera and Narendra Kumar (of India’s Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur [DLJ]) do offer some information about India’s military nanotechnology situation, they focus largely on the US, Canada, and Europe. Happily, their Jan. 30, 2014 Nanowerk Spotlight 6 pp. article titled, Nanotechnology and nanomaterials for camouflage and stealth applications offers a comprehensive review of the field,

This article briefly describes how nanomaterials and nanotechnology can be useful in the strategic area of camouflage and stealth technology. …

The word camouflage has its origin in the French word camoufler which means to disguise. In English dictionary, the word meaning was initially referred to concealment or disguise of military objects in order to prevent detection by the enemy. In earlier days, specifically before 20th century, the only sensor available to detect was human eye and so camouflage was confined to the visible light only. The rapid development of sensor technology outside the visible range has forced to use new definition and terminologies for camouflage.

Modern definition of camouflage may be given as “delay or deny detection of a military target by detectors operating over multispectral wavelength region of electromagnetic spectrum or non-electromagnetic radiation e.g., acoustic, magnetic, etc. Multispectral camouflage, low-observability, countermeasures, signature management, and stealth technology are some of the new terminologies used now instead of camouflage.

In modern warfare, stealth technology is applied mostly to aircrafts and combat weapons. Stealth technology can improve the survivability and performance of aircrafts and weapons to gain the upper hand. Stealth technology involves the minimization of acoustic, optical, infra-red, and electromagnetic signatures. Among them, the minimization of electromagnetic signature, particularly in microwave region, is the most important. It can be realized in several ways which include stealth shaping design, radar absorbing material (RAM), and radar absorbing structures (RAS)1.

Unexpectedly, there are multiple reference to Canadian stealth and camouflage technology all of them courtesy of one company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. based in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada. mentioned in my Jan. 7, 2013 post about an invisibility cloak.

Getting back to the article, the authors have this to say about the international ‘stealth scene’,

Today virtually every nation and many non-state military organizations have access to advanced tactical sensors for target acquisition (radar and thermal imagers) and intelligence gathering surveillance systems (ground and air reconnaissance). Precision-guided munitions exist that can be delivered by artillery, missiles, and aircraft and that can operate in the IR [infra red] region of the electromagnetic spectrum. These advanced imaging sights and sensors allow enemies to acquire and engage targets through visual smoke, at night, and under adverse weather conditions.

To combat these new sensing and detection technologies, camouflage paint, paint additives, tarps, nets and foams have been developed for visual camouflage and thermal and radar signature suppression. …

One comment, thermal and radar signature suppression sounds like another way of saying ‘invisibility cloak’.

The authors also had something to say about the application of nanomaterials/nanotechnology,

Nanotechnology has significant influence over a set of many interrelated core skills of land forces like protection, engagement, detection, movements, communications and information collection together with interrelated warfare strategies. Additionally, nanotechnology also has its role in the development of sensor for warfare agents, tagging and tracking and destruction of CBRN [chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear] warfare agents, besides many other possible applications.

There’s a very interesting passage on ‘stealth coatings’ which includes this,

These new coatings can be attached to a wide range of surfaces and are the first step towards developing ‘shape shifting clothing’ capable of adapting to the environment around it. …

In another example, an Israeli company, Nanoflight has claimed to develop a new nano paint, which can make it near impossible to detect objects painted with the material. The company is continuing their efforts to extend the camouflage action of these paints in infrared region as well. BASF, Germany (uses polyisocynate dendrimer nanoparticles) and Isotronic Corporation, USA are among the very few agencies coming up with chemical agent resistant and innovative camouflage (CARC) coatings using nanomaterials. In India, paints developed by Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur (DLJ) using polymeric nanocomposites, nanometals and nanometal complexes are perhaps the first examples of multispectral camouflage paints tested in VIS-NIR and thermal infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum at system level. The nanocomposites developed by DLJ provide excellent scope for the tuning of reflectance properties both in visible and near infrared region6 of electromagnetic spectrum leading to their applications on military targets (Fig. 4).

For anyone interested in this topic, I recommend reading the article in its entirety.

One final note, I found this Wikipedia entry about the DLJ, (Note: A link has been removed)

Defence Laboratory (DLJ) is westernmost located, an strategically important laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Its mission is development of Radio Communication Systems, Data links, Satellite Communication Systems, Millimeter Wave Communication systems. There are two divisions in laboratory

NRMA (Nuclear Radiation’s Management and Applications) Division
Camouflage Division

That’s all folks!

An invisibility cloak close to home courtesy of HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp.

H/T (hat tip) to My Science Academy and its early Jan. 2013 article titled 27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts in 2012 for the information about an invisibility cloak that has been developed by HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. based in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada.  Here’s more from the company’s Oct. 19, 2012 news release,

Once thought to be only a Science Fiction/Fantasy technology, Guy Cramer, President/CEO of Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp., discusses the implications of militaries which can now become invisible with his light bending technology called “Quantum Stealth”.

Hyperstealth is a successful Canadian camouflage design company with over two million military issued uniforms and over 3000 vehicles and fighter jets using their patterns around the world.

Quantum Stealth is a material that renders the target completely invisible by bending light waves around the target. The material removes not only your visual, infrared (night vision) and thermal signatures but also the target’s shadow.

Two separate command groups within the U.S. Military and two separate Canadian Military groups as well as Federal Emergency Response Team (Counter Terrorism) have seen the actual material so they could verify that I was not just manipulating video or photo results; These groups now know that it works and does so without cameras, batteries, lights or mirrors…It is lightweight and quite inexpensive. Both the U.S. and Canadian military have confirmed that it also works against military IR scopes and Thermal Optics.

This  brief video interview of Guy Cramer highlights various company products including Quantum Stealth ,

Cramer has included a number of updates, corrections, and additions to his  company’s Oct. 19, 2012 news release (which you will see if you keep scrolling down past the original release) ,

Isn’t there a risk that someone else may figure this out or copy what you’ve done? Yes, but I’ve already developed a countermeasure for Quantum Stealth so we would be able to detect anyone else with something identical or similar to Quantum Stealth.

Do I care that people remain skeptical? Nope, the people that need to know that it works have seen it and verified it and their opinions are the only ones that matter.

Will Quantum Stealth be available for the general public or commercial market? Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don’t anticipate that will happen anytime soon.

Is there anything planned for the commercial market? I am working on a number of non-powered color changing camouflage materials for the commercial market which utilize different technologies than either Quantum Stealth or Smartcamo. Colors change with climate, seasons cause environmental colors to change and even the 24 hour day can cause a large color discrepancy between camouflage and the background as day becomes night. People want camouflage which can change with these variables.

Have you made camouflage obsolete? Not necessarily, standard camouflage should continue to have its place, however, on the front lines it might become your second choice behind Quantum Stealth if you’re Canadian, American or British and your group is authorized to use it.

Update: December 18, 2012

I, Guy Cramer, have conducted about 20 interviews on this subject, however, there are now over 5,000 worldwide news stories that have come out in the past 8 days. With the internet, one news group just plagiarizes a previous story and fact checking is out the window. Some of you may remember the game as a child where you whisper a phrase in the ear of the first person and they whisper the same phase to the next person…10 people later you ask the last person to say the phase that they just were whispered and the phase is often completely different.

Some inaccuracies have come up which need clarification – if you have read this whole page you know the photos are mock-ups to show the concept, we have never told the media that these are photos of the real technology and in fact we’ve asked them to mark the photos as mock-ups or explain it on T.V.- but doing so doesn’t sell the story, so most of the articles leave this key point out. I started the process of correcting the reporters with the first reports I could find that did not mention this correctly such as http://www.businessinsider.com/cnn-new-camoflague-technology-makes-troops-invisible-2012-12 (these two reporters never did correct it after I asked them to) but the story went viral. There is no way for me to get 5,000 news sources to mark the images as mockups that didn’t even bother to interview me in the first place. I have not been dishonest about this, the reporters have.

I’ve never been to the Pentagon and the Pentagon is not backing our Light Bending technology at this time, this inaccuracy came about from the Daily Mail article where they combined the information on this page with the CNN interview where the reported [sic] is a Pentagon correspondent – but the Daily Mail never interviewed me, their online story is one key article that caused the story to go viral. I have only claimed that two separate U.S. Military command groups have seen demonstrations of the material, this doesn’t mean the Pentagon was one of them. The Canadian Government only provided authorization 2 weeks ago to be able to move forward with the U.S. Military regarding this technology.

Canadian Foreign Affairs is involved in determining the potential restrictions and clearance in moving forward with the British Military and will not make a decision until at least the Spring of 2013. At their request, I did a presentation of the technology at British Military Headquarters in Bristol in 2011 as well as the SBS (Special Boat Service) in Poole accompanied by two former U.S. Navy SEALs, one being Bill Jarvis mentioned in an earlier update.

Some critics are claiming that our technology (if it works) must only work in one direction at one angle. I can tell you that we have demonstrated that it can work in 360 degrees meaning you will see what is on the other side of the target and some one at a different angle will see what is immediately behind the target from their vantage point.

This story is not new, the “Atlantic” magazine article published in July 2011 discussed the technology from a video I showed him and the same reporter was shown our actual Smartcamo (color changing material) and confirmed that technology really works. It is only recently that the media has become focused on light bending technology due to the CNN interview which was not our intended story with them but when a three hour interview with CNN is cut into 2 minutes, the focus of their story was on this and not on the ADS Inc./Guy Cramer US4CES Family of camouflage finalist with the U.S. Army camouflage improvement program, which is the initial story they were there for.

There was no biographical information (that I could find) for Cramer on the company website but there is this in an April 22, 2011 posting on the Tactical Gear Military Clothing News site,

Guy Cramer is the President/CEO of HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. CCD (Camouflage, Concealment & Deception) Specialist, IT Analyst: Level 4, Inventor of the Passive Negative Ion Generator, World Expert on Air Ions as per NASA JPL. He has worked on projects with, NASA Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and Senator John Warner’s office while he was Chairman of the Armed Services Committee. Cramer also worked under the direct commission of King Abdullah II of Jordan. He is the former research assistant and grandson to Donald L. Hings, P.Eng, M.B.E. (Member of British Empire), C.M. (Order of Canada) inventor of the Walkie-Talkie prior to WWII. Cramer has designed over 9,000 camouflage patterns for over 34 countries and recently developed Smartcamo, a textile which can change color to match the surrounding environment.

It’s a shame there aren’t more technical details about Quantum Stealth as it would be interesting for someone to compare and contrast this technology with other light bending technologies (invisibility cloaks).