Quantum Stealth- the Future of Camouflage

Manufacturer Hyperstealth Biotechnology claims to have created something they call ‘Quantum Stealth’ material that is paper thin and bends light waves so objects behind it can nearly vanish. The only things you can see are either objects extremely close to the thin material, or anything far away like a background. This technology has been designed for use in war zones. According to Snell’s Law, every material has a specific index. The light is the quantity of the speed of light. The company says that it can be used in any condition, even at night, and does not require any power source. The Quantum Stealth is also said to bend ultraviolet and infrared as well, making it so it is not visible with night-vision tools, and making the ultimate stealth technology. This tech was started in 2010 by Guy Cramer, CEO of the Hyperstealth Biotechnology company, and the patents are only being viewed now. 

From Quantum Stealth website:

Will this technology be opened to the public?: No it will not be any time soon.

 

 

Scenarios for Quantum Stealth:

Scenario 1: A pilot ejects from a plane. His parachute is made up of Quantum Stealth technology. The enemy knows that his aircraft crashed somewhere, and he has less than an hour to find cover. There is no cover to be found, so he throws the Quantum Stealth parachute over himself, covering him from human eyes and any sensors.

Scenario 2: The new generation of Aircraft Carriers are undergoing trials. Every time a satellite spy would fly over head, they would have to hide the carriers in hangars to keep them secret. Now with Quantum Stealth technology, they can undergo tests without interruption.

 

Kade Anderson’s opinion: “Well it would be alot cooler if it was on one side you can actually see because it’ll be a lot more effective and whatever you’re using it for like a one-way mirror window and I’m guessing it reflects light around the object that’s cool it’s extremely obvious there is a giant outline it looks like a sensor sign but it’s cool”

 

Ian McLuckie’s opinion: “All right I’m fine with, I’m fine with the military using it but like we shouldn’t lend it to other countries because then they might use that technology against us as like Afghanistan and ISIS. We train them to fight against Soviet Russia and now they’re fighting against us, also the Taliban. But it’s pretty cool.”

 

Aiden Naik’s opinion: “My thoughts are that I think that it’s cool how they’re able to bend light around the objects in the glass but at the same time while the narrator and founder of the company took us behind the glass it was super blurry and I think that if they if they somehow find a way to make that glass less blurry it would be much more useful in an army situation, so they can see through it. I would also like to know what it takes to manufacture this material and product, because the company says it doesn’t take energy to run, but what about to make it?”

 

By Aiden Naik ‘25 and Sam Lord ‘25

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