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A notable feature of warfare is that advances in technology proceed in discrete stages. As soon as one threat is countered by technology, another more complex threat emerges. Camouflage research is a good example of this, as new threats in different parts of the spectrum are developed and then subsequently defeated.[1]


A Depiction of the Threat and the Solution -- UVRC-A

In the video above the subject is dressed in U.S. Army UCP camouflage jacket and pants, and a MultiCam® boonie. One side of the uniform and hat was treated with UVRC-A 7%. UVRC-A is transparent in both visible light and near-infrared (NIR).

The videos below, unless otherwise specified, were filmed in the ultraviolet with a $120.00 UV-enabled camcorder, such as may be seen here.

U.S. Marine Camouflage with UVRC7

In the video to the right the subject is wearing a U.S.M.C. MARPAT shirt and a MultiCam® pattern Boonie hat. The right side of both hat and shirt have been treated with UVRC7 in order to blend into the surrounding pines and oaks.

Detecting UCP at One Hundred Meters

The video to the left was taken from a distance of approximately one-hundred meters on a cloudy day in New Hampshire. The uniform is a U.S. Army standard "Universal Camouflage Pattern" or UCP, as worn by most of the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. Notice how the ultraviolet light strips away the daytime camouflage of the UCP.

A Ghillie Suit

The ghillie suit in the video to the right works well in visible light, but makes the wearer a clear target in the UV.

Visible Light and UV

The video to the left depicts a man dressed in U.S. Army UCP camouflage jacket and pants, and a MultiCam® boonie, advancing through undergrowth. The first images are in visible light, then an ultraviolet bandpass filter is dropped over the lens, allowing only ultraviolet light to pass. The video was edited only for length. Clearly, the UCP and MultiCam® (now OCP) patterns provide no camouflage in the near-ultraviolet spectrum.

UVRC is the only camouflage system designed for the near-ultraviolet spectrum.

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