as much as $28 million of that cost was tacked on to pay for a proprietary camouflage pattern(William Gibson's Zero History is sort of about this.)
According to the report, the pattern—a green-and-brown forest scheme useless for concealment in the 97.9 percent of Afghanistan’s landscape that isn’t forest
HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., a company whose name seems to have tumbled out of a comic book (and which has, in fact, made uniforms for a Marvel movie, the bad Iron Man one).
Founded in 1999, the Canadian company started out around a plan to make “hyperbaric chambers and passive negative-ion generators for professional hockey players,” according to the Atlantic, but later pivoted to making copyrighted camouflage patterns
Thursday, June 22, 2017
"The Government Says It Wasted Millions of Dollars Dressing the Afghan Army in Proprietary Camouflage"
Labels: camouflage, intellectual property, military, uniform