The Kingdom of Jordan reveals new KA2 Digital Vehicle Camouflage as a Force Multiplier
His Majesty King Abdullah
II watches the Jordan Armed Forces parade. Click images to enlarge
AMMAN (Petra) — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), on Saturday presided over the first military parade in more than thirty years as part of the country’s 60th independence celebrations.
The parade showcased Jordan’s military might and marked King Abdullah’s ascension to the Throne on June 8, 1999.
The parade also commemorated the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks in 1918, led by Sherif Hussein Ben Ali, emir of Mecca, and the 50th year of Arabisation of the JAF.
Throughout the afternoon, the country’s 120,000 strong army paraded in front of the review stand where the King, dressed in formal green military attire and red beret, saluted the troops.
Her Majesty Queen Rania also attended the parade.
Crowds lined the roads as soldiers galloped on horseback, reinacting the first Arab army that triumphed over the Ottoman Turks.
Column after column of tanks rumbled past the crowds as masked elite Special Forces clad in black hung onto the sides of armoured vehicles clutching assault rifles.
The event was completed when Royal Air Force fighter planes and helicopters performed a flyby.
A huge part of west Amman was sealed off for the huge parade.
HyperStealth has been working with the Military Office
of His Majesty to develop a cost effective and simple way to place complex
digital patterns on military vehicles and aircraft. The Digital pattern in
these the photo below is HyperStealth mockup all other photos on this page
are actual painted vehicles
(June 12, 2006, Vancouver, B.C.) The Kingdom of Jordan surprised the military world Saturday June 10th, 2006 with a military parade which displayed a vast array of vehicles and equipment which were camouflaged in a number of pixalated variants of the Jordan KA2 camouflage used on their uniforms.
Jordan has lead the way in innovation with digital - pixalated vehicle camouflage applications and while other countries believed that Jordan's vehicle program was in prototype scale of one or two vehicles, the Jordan Armed Forces with the parade displayed hundreds of combat ready vehicles in digital - pixalated patterns, designed specific to each vehicle form.
In early 2005 King Abdullah II commissioned Guy Cramer, President/CEO of HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., a Canadian company based in Vancouver, B.C., to begin to develop an application method for digital patterns onto military vehicles. This initially brought about a printed adhesive vinyl on a Suburban which was featured at the World SWAT Challenge in Nevada, along with Jordan's Counter Terrorism team in the Spring of 2005. Cost and lack of Anti-Infrared and Thermal reduction which could be achieved with new military paints forced an alternative method of application to be developed by HyperStealth - Special paint templates.
In early 2006 HyperStealth developed 16 different Templates to prototype for the Jordan Armed Forces painters to experiment with - this method was recommended and the program jumped into ground forces application.
HyperStealth is developing new camouflage patterns for the Jordanian Counter Terrorism Battalion 71, using recent research findings that have advanced the knowledge and understanding of special concealment techniques in urban and night settings.
The initial KA2 digital camouflage pattern was developed in 2003 by HyperStealth after King Abdullah commissioned Guy Cramer to design an advanced digital camouflage pattern (called KA2) for Jordan's Army / Air Force, Navy, Special Forces, Royal Guard, Public Security (Police), Civil Defense and Customs officers. To-date over 390,000 uniforms have been manufactured in seven different color schemes.
Jordan continues to develop and expand their digital concealment programs with HyperStealth® Biotechnology Corp. for their Military Aircraft.
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For information related to camouflage development, please contact HyperStealth® Biotechnology Corp., Guy Cramer, President/CEO directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (604) 961-7046.
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