Mig-29 in HyperStealth Digital Thunder Disruption Camouflage
(March 21, 2008, Vancouver, B.C.) HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. known for cutting edge digital camouflage designs has been working on aircraft concealment programs for the past four years.
The Slovakian Ministry of Defence recently announced that all Mig-29's would be converted to digital camouflage. The pattern used (photos on right) was developed in 2006 by the camouflage design team of Dr. Timothy R. O'Neill and Guy Cramer, President/CEO, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp.
The simulations on the left were made public by O'Neill/Cramer in March 2006 see article: Lightning and Thunder Disruption Camouflage Patterns. The Mig-29 photos on the right were released by the Slovakian Minister of Defence in late 2007.
In 2003 the King Abdullah of Jordan commissioned Guy Cramer to design a new digital camouflage for the Kingdom. This led to the development of KA2 and one of the largest camouflage upgrade programs any country has initiated, ranging from 750,000 uniforms for the soldiers and security forces to over 3000 ground vehicles.
Subsonic Aircraft required a special application technique and the team recently announced they had reduced radio wave reflection by 45%, independently confirmed in the U.S., with the modified "HyperStealth Consealment™ System". The team continues to research further reductions.
Due to the speeds involved Supersonic fighter aircraft required a different technique. In 2005 HyperStealth purchased the equipment to allow for these complex patterns to be applied to Supersonic aircraft.
Once the mechanism to apply the camouflage was in place O'Neill and Cramer set out to combine the Symmytry Axis Disruption of current Russian aircraft camouflage with the American aircraft camouflage Blending technique and merge these with a proprietary digital fractal camouflage to enhance the concealment under combat conditions. Optimal pattern, colors, scale were determined and the result was the HyperStealth Digital Thunder Camouflage.
HyperStealth has been working since 2005 with one of the largest Aviation Graphic application companies to provide the ability camouflage large fleets. This team is now working on a country's Army aircraft program which includes 60+ military helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
The three color (Blue, Medium Gray, Light Blue Gray) Digital Thunder camouflage pattern effectively conceals aircraft for ground, sea, overcast and blue sky.
What's so different about these HyperStealth patterns versus other patterns other than the digital aspect? In this case there is only the need to increase or decrease scale to be applied for an aircraft, vehicle or ship where typically camouflage patterns are designed for each particular type and different shape of each vehicle. In other words the HyperStealth fractal patterns are designed to break the symmetry axis of most objects by rescale only.
Simple techniques have been developed by HyperStealth to allow these complex digital patterns to be painted on aircraft (or other vehicles or ships) with little training. Colors would be changed for Arid and Desert regions.
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Department of National Defence / Canadian Forces http://www.dnd.ca/
Ministerstvo Obrany (MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC) http://www.mosr.sk/
These patterns are copyrighted © 2006 by Guy Cramer and Timothy R. O'Neill, All Rights Reserved. Patterns may only be used only with permission.
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