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Afghanistan Border Police (ABP) authorizes the Ghostex Kilo-1 Pattern

Ghostex Kilo-1 pattern selected for the ABP

(October 18, 2011, Vancouver, B.C.) HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. announces the Afghanistan Border Police (ABP), an elite division of the Afghanistan National Police (ANP) has authorized the Ghostex Kilo-1 pattern as their new uniform camouflage. There are currently around 20,000 soldiers in the ABP.

The requirement from the U.S. Government for the ABP camouflage was a pattern with coloration close to OCP (Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern) yet the pattern must be distinctively different to OCP, this is due to the fact that the U.S. Army uses OCP in Afghanistan and does joint patrols with the ABP, the current ABP camouflage was not as effective as the American camouflage. HyperStealth was able to send three different patterns from the Ghostex line the same day the request came in.

A Purchase Order has been issued and the first 12,000 yards of fabric has been already been printed. Large U.S. Textile factories are making the material and printing the Ghostex Kilo-1 pattern within the United States. They then send the printed material to Afghanistan for assembly by Afghanistan citizens working for Afghanistan companies.   

With the new Ghostex patterns already locked into the system, it only requires a few hours or less to re-color and print onto Milspec (Military Specification) fabric. Currently the Ghostex system prints about 400-500 yards per month. Ghostex is a joint venture between ADS Inc. and HyperStealth developed for U.S. Elite Special Forces requirements for rapid response camouflage.

The Kilo-1 pattern is not based on OCP but finds its origins in a 2nd Generation digital pattern Hyperstealth developed in 2004, that pattern has been objectively tested by the USMA and showed up publicly for the first time in a photo on a weapon in 2010 within this U.S. Army article on camouflage. In 2007 we used this same pattern as a base which was then further enhanced with a new algorithm which modified the squares and rectangles in such a way that they flare into a very detailed disruptive pattern, this new variation became the (3rd Generation) 5 color India-O8 pattern. For the Kilo-1 (4th generation) variation, we then compressed the India-O8 pattern added one extra color and added one more fractal algorithm to increase the disruption across the human shape with both a Macro and Micro elements to fool both the Ambient and Focal region of the eye and we ended up with one of the most aesthetic patterns to come from Hyperstealth.

In 2009 Afghanistan had previously chosen the Hyperstealth Spec4ce Afghan Forest pattern for their Afghanistan National Army (ANA) uniform.

In 2010 the Afghanistan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) transitioned to the HyperStealth Spec4ce Afghan Sierra Pattern.

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