Hyperstealth’s innovative approach to urban camouflage

“CUEPAT-2 (Canadian Urban Environment Pattern) version-2
This is the unconventional pattern in field trials, previous computer simulations showed this pattern to be quite effective for both outdoor and indoor urban environments. The perceived depth within the pattern throws off the ambient and focal vision from noticing the target.”  -HyperStealth

It’s definitely unconventional and while I’m sure this pattern will have some detractors, if you want to innovate you have to take risks.  I’d be fascinated to find out how it preforms in the field!

Kit Up! contributor Jack Murphy is a former Ranger, Special Forces Soldier and is the author of the military thriller Reflexive Fire.

32 Comments on "Hyperstealth’s innovative approach to urban camouflage"

  1. Now this definitely looks interesting and rather… unconventional but I do have a question..

    How exactly does this camouflage pattern work when most/all soldiers, etc have plate carriers, camelbacks, body armor, etc over their clothes? And that MOLLE webbing really screws up some camouflage patterns..

    I can see this being potentially use for snipers who are standing up and not wearing ghillie suits in an urban environment but even then I would think that all the accessorizing and paraphernalia would generally massively impact performance…

  2. Oh god, please don't buy Canadian. Time to stop buying from foreign countries and help out our own businesses.

  3. Being that we haven't sold CADPAT to anyone, I dont see that we would sell CUEPAT, which from what I hear is not even decided which CUEPAT option we will go with for the CF, if we will even use it at all.

    Also as of yet, we don't use MOLLE, so that's a non-issue.

    I noticed this said CUEPAT-2…where did CUEPAT-1 go?? aka what's it look like?

  4. I like the thinking of trying soemthing new, but not sure how this will work

  5. Fail- human visual acuity is not easy to dupe. The best things that work in urban background are colors, contrasts and shading that obscure the human outline. This is just going to look like a disco shirt at 20+ meters.

  6. Skills keep you hidden and alive, not camo, and sure as hell not that camo!

  7. defensor fortisimo | October 28, 2011 at 7:10 am | Reply

    it beats the normal canadian camoflage pattern of flannel

  8. Looks like a damn Salvador Dali painting….

  9. So we are considering adding yet another camo pattern? What about multicam and ATACs?

  10. Looks laughable.

  11. show me the science | October 28, 2011 at 10:57 am | Reply

    If affect the eye's ability to focus is a benefit to camouflage why dont we see this on uniforms?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motion_illusion

    The idea of camouflage is to blend in and not be noticed, having a distinct high contrast shape mid way up your torso sounds like a convenient aiming point to me…

  12. Reminds me of the dazzle paint schemes used on ships in WWII

  13. If it's stupid but it works it isn't stupid!

  14. SubscribetoNone | October 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Reply

    If my buddy was wearing that it would give me a headache. Interesting concept though. I think it needs more color(s)/shades or something.

    Tell me if I'm wrong

  15. If you had any basic understanding of economics, you'd understand the problems of trying to manufacture everything in house.

    With your logic, I hope you enjoy your pro-rated American electronics.

  16. What's the point of this cammo? Almost everyone will be using a plate carrier or some kind of chest rig. The pattern will be behind a vest anyway so I am not sold.

  17. SeventhGradeSpeller | October 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Reply

    Who said it works? but yeah good comment.

  18. Hey folks, if I'm not mistaken this is basically a prototype. No one is talking about making this their primary uniform or saying that we won't be wearing plate carriers over it. Think of it as a concept or idea. If a unit was to adopt this pattern I'm sure it would go through some revisions after testing and field trails anyway. I can't speak for Hyperstealth but take it for what it's worth.

  19. When i saw it i thought of this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Esc

  20. This product is just a play – a slam in the forehead to anyone who still thinks all the crazy varieties of camo is still a significant and worthwhile factor in combat. Get rid of it all and go basic Green (or khaki) for everyone except snipers and special ops in combat. "Hey Cheech! get a load of this one.. Let' s make it into a shirt design and sell it to the guvmint…Yeah man ! Those cats will love another new camo design!"

    A cool looking concert t-shirt will have the same effect. By subtly distracting the enemy with your cool shirt – while you aim.

  21. Well actually… classic flannel plaid is pretty darned good if it's in the right colors. Red /Black plaid works real well with animals.

  22. You apparently have never seen what someone wearing woodland MARPAT or Mulitcam looks like in the woods.

  23. defensor fortissimo | October 31, 2011 at 7:32 am | Reply

    well that covers al qaeda what about the rest of the world?

  24. If you want to go running around in the desert in your OD greens and blue jeans go right ahead; I'll take something that hides a bit better than that….

  25. No comment.

  26. I read some clarification on this today from Hyperstealth. Whichever pattern gets selected is going to end up on MOPP suits for the Canadian Military so the issue of the pattern being covered up by kit/body armor isn't relevant in this case. Sometimes it's worth holding back the wrath of god until getting the full story!

  27. For a time, the British Army in Cold War West Berlin painted their vehicles in a similar "hard edged" pattern.

  28. What good is.the pattern on the back going to do with body armor on?

  29. Basic green or khaki? That's visible as hell! Camouflage saves lives.

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