February 3, 2014

The Future of Stealth in Special Operations

Wandering around the SHOT show this year, I managed to find a few interesting things, but the reality is that the industry moves extremely slowly.  I would argue that the gun industry as a whole hasn’t changed all that much over the last 100 years.  Everyone is trying to market the next gizmo for the AR platform, which seems kind of silly when we have the technology to develop directed energy weapons, or at least cartridge-less ammunition.  We’ll see what the future will bring, but there was one company I met with which is truly attempting innovations in military technology.

Hyperstealth is a Canadian company which develops camouflage patterns for military uniforms, aircraft, buildings, and anything else that needs to stay hidden.   The CEO, Guy Cramer, developed the technology in 2010, which can render a person (or object) invisible.  Cramer’s claims have often been met with skepticism as the demonstrations of the technology he has developed are held behind closed doors, and little tangible proof of what he called “Quantum Stealth” has been released to the public.  I’ve always been cautiously optimistic myself, and after a few years of cajoling Cramer, he showed me a video that demonstrates the technology.


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About the Author

is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he is now working towards a degree in Political Science at Columbia University. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, the PROMIS series, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • HugeFan

    First thing that came to my mind was the camouflage equipped in the protagonist from the game 'Crysis'. Truly far-out... man.

  • AboGatoDeSatan

    IurisDrogae cuando este optimizado, como el que llevan los Predator en la pelicula, ahi me lo pasare yo teta (juego de palabras JO JO JO)

  • IurisDrogae

    AboGatoDeSatan No lo sé, pero yo quiero uno. La de fechorías que se me ocurren con una manta de esas...

  • AboGatoDeSatan

    IurisDrogae Esto lo vi yo hace tiempo, pero no se hasta que punto sera verdad...

  • Oregoncoyote

    Free parking maybe