Military WrapsTM Inc., a defense contractor specializing in one-way visibility and advanced camouflage systems, is changing the way soldiers and their equipment look on the battlefield.
Photo VeilTM is a patent-pending PVC-type mesh material that combines high-resolution megapixel digital images and state-of-the-art inking systems to duplicate any environment. It allows soldiers to see through it without being seen.
"Photo VeilTM is a one-way visibility system that an operator can get behind and look out of but cannot be seen from the exterior side. It would be used for surveillance, counter-surveillance, anyone who would want to camouflage themselves using a lightweight system that would fold up in a backpack or in your pocket." says Trevor Kracker, Military Wraps'TM president and founder. "It's really, really lightweight."
Kracker says Photo VeilTM can be likened to the two-way mirror used by police in interrogation rooms, but is different because is it portable, lightweight, flexible and waterproof.
"We feel no one has patented it because they didn't see the use that we saw in it," he says. "We saw various other uses for something because of our knowledge and expertise. We knew it would work in the battlefield."
Photo VeilTM, which Kracker jokingly calls "a flash of genius," is manufactured in various thicknesses and weights and is only sold to law enforcement and the military. "I had an idea one day and the rest was history."
Military WrapsTM currently has nine U.S. and International patent applications pending, according to Kracker.