Satellite Determined - Regional Specific SpecAm Camouflage

HyperStealth® Global SpecAm Camouflage

(October 8, 2005, Vancouver, B.C.) As HyperStealth gears up (no pun intended) to release their SpecAm Camouflage Alpha Series to the civilian market, more information has been authorized for release about this unique pattern and development program.

The goal was to find a pattern that would work around the globe, to allow for rapid deployment with the best background dependent colors available for a particular region. This was achieved using special satellite data to determine the distinct operational environments and then developing color schemes which would best be suited for each. So far 12 distinct regions have been determined and a SpecAm color scheme has been developed for each. Other specific color schemes exist but HyperStealth cannot elaborate on those at this time. 

Lt. Col. Timothy R. O'Neill, PhD (U.S. Army, Ret.) the leading expert on camouflage science and Mr. Guy Cramer, President/CEO of HyperStealth and a leading camouflage developer, co-designed the SpecAm pattern as an advanced fractal camouflage. A fractal is any pattern that reveals greater complexity as it is enlarged. Fractals describe many real-world objects that do not correspond to simple geometric shapes. All fractals are derived from a 'positive feedback loop' when the output is fed back into the system as input and looped over and over.

SpecAm Alpha series uniforms in four color schemes are now available to Pre-order from HyperStealth.. Not all patterns listed here will be available to the civilian market  

SpecAm Range Maps: The following maps show the appropriate range for each pattern determined by satellite data. There is some overlapping between patterns and in some cases, such as the woodland, there are more appropriate regions than others, yet the pattern may still be effective in a tropical climate. There are some areas shown that may indicate a particular pattern but will actually require something very different. As such this should only be used as a general guideline. Location specific analysis is only provided to authorized Defense groups. 

SpecAm Standard Woodland Range


SpecAm Temperate Range


SpecAm Tropical Range Photos of this pattern can be seen in this article

SpecAm Desert Viper Range Photos of this pattern can be seen in this article

SpecAm Desert Jackal Range Photos of this pattern can be seen in this article

SpecAm Desert Adder Range

SpecAm Arid Range

SpecAm Mountain Range

SpecAm Snow Leopard Permanent Range

SpecAm Snow Leopard Seasonal Range
This image uses a mosaic of data from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) on NASA's Nimbus-7 satellite to depict the amount of global snow and ice coverage. Blues ranging from light to dark indicate snow depths ranging from deep to thin. Sea ice is white, and glacier ice is purple. Areas not covered by snow are brown.

Satellite data on snow cover provide insights about regional climate and geography that have been used to develop military and foreign policy strategies.


SpecAm HCD (High Contrast Disruption) Woodland Range - Birch Forests (Northern Hemisphere) Photos of this pattern can be seen in this article

SpecAm Urban Light / Urbanized Terrain / Urban Dark

The design and development team determined that three different Urban color schemes were required SpecAm Urban Light (left) was developed for Tropical, subtropical, desert and arid regional towns and cities where building materials are often brighter than cities located in temperate climates where Urbanized Terrain (below left) and Urban Dark (right) colors are predominant in large metro/urban centers. SpecAm Dark and Urbanized Terrain also features off grey and cinder colors as if they're worn with dirt, this provides a further blending with many different concrete walls and road surfaces that are weathered, the eye tends to ignore these common colors in that environment.

SpecAm UT (Urbanized Terrain) offers the greatest contrast between the brightest and darkest colors, the similar colors with different shades offers a very textured look, forcing the brain to see something that is not usually covering the human shape, this depth effect is part of the disruption element that makes recognition more difficult as the eye perceives holes and is more likely to ignore the anomaly if the colors are close to background. Photos of this pattern can be seen in this article

SpecAm Pre-Order Page

For more information related to camouflage development, please go to or to contact HyperStealth® Biotechnology Corp., Email or phone (604) 961-7046.

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New Article September 3, 2005: The Science of SpecAm Digital Camouflage

Press Release September 14, 2005: NxGenUSA Acquires U.S. license for HyperStealth® SpecAm

New Article October 1, 2005: Desert Vipers in the Sand - SpecAm Desert Viper revealed

New Article October 16, 2005: SpecAm HCD™ (High Contrast Disruption™) Woodland

New Article October 20, 2005: SpecAm UT (Urbanized Terrain)

New Article November 13, 2005: SpecAm Desert Jackal Camouflage

HyperStealth News November 24, 2005: SpecAm Production Announcement


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