"Ultimately... Small differences in lethality will likely matter less if one tank is able to see the other while the other cannot detect at similar ranges. The  tank that can find, target and hit the other from the longer range is likely to prevail in any kind of war engagement", according to defense editor for the National Interest and President of Warrior Maven-the Center for Military Modernization, Kris Osborn in his comparative analysis "Here's Why the U.S.Army M1 Abrams Might Destroy the Russian T-14 Armata" on Dec 22, 2022

All platforms in the air, land and at sea, emit heat in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. This heat emission or more precisely the temperature difference between the platform and the surrounding background is being used by enemy sensors to detect the platform and /or by missile guidance heads to guide themselves to interception. These sensors and homing heads are completely passive in the working mode, i.e. unlike radars their functioning does not provide any warning to the platform under attack.

Our paint covers combat vehicles' heat emmision. You can think of it as the heat signature. Obviously, if a vehicle has a less detectable heat signature it would be less visible to a sensor that homes in on heat. The type of sensors that are found on an enemy drone, UAV or a heat-seeking missile (ATGMs, ATMs, ATGWs, etc.).

The lethality of ATGMs is increasing at a much higher rate than the ability of platforms to defend themselves. The only real way in terms of armour to protect against ATGMs is to basically make the vehicles heavier. There's not a lot of ways of protecting the vehicles better using new materials affordably. You just have to stap more armour or more ERA on.

The temperature discrepancy between the target and its surroundings is enough for the computer of  UAVs, Drones, ATGMs to lock on for a weapon launch. Our stealth paints supress drastically the heat signature and hence their application would save lives. We're defending the people who are inside the Humvees or inside Combat Vehicles or buildings. We're defending their lives.

It also keeps a vehicle cooler inside as Intermat Stealth Coatings are solar reflective too. More specifically, according to US ARMY tests on a STRYKER LAV in a day with ambient temperature min 23 C (74 F) - max 29 C (85 F), Intermat Stealth Coatings present an average (throughout the day) 7.4 C  [ 13.32 F] reduction in the internal metal temperatures with peak internal metal temperature reduction reaching 16.52 C  [ 29.73 F] at 1500HRS! Therefore, also protects sensitive instruments, which could also be a lifesaver. Using our unique and unmatched technology in a simple form of stealth anti-thermal/IR coatings protects your assets and strategic infrastructure from EO/IR threats - effectively, affordably, reliably and above all always “alarmed” against detection and targeting from missile threats (anti-tank, cruise, drones, UCAV, etc) .

Masking a tank's thermal/IR signature makes it difficult to both detect & target it. An Intermat painted tank is degraded to a low-grade blurred target that fades into the background clutter by scattering-rejection and diffusion of its thermal infrared radiation resembling to its surrounding's emissions and gets very hard to be detected and engaged!

Our stealth paints are applied on military vehicles of all types, boats, vessels, aviation platforms, installations and strategic infrastructure, such as hangars/shelters, air-fields, bunkers, oil and gas installations, missile and radar sites, communications and command & control and more.

In Modern Warfare conflicts, all systems in battlefield are susceptible to thermal/IR sensors and imagers and consequently threats. Even insurgents have access even to handheld thermal imagers nowadays.

Targeting systems are getting highly sophisticated and the ONLY way most end users are trying to defeat them is to build stronger armor against the ammunition.

A high number of casualties are connected to this reality.

  • Kill chain starts with Target Acquisition
  • THERMAL SENSORS are nowadays a key-element of target acquisition process found in Drones, UAVs, ATGMs, etc.

Whoever the enemy is there is a critical common denominator. That denominator is the target recognition technology. This technology is one and is used by all of the smart weapons systems whether they are produced in the east or in the west.

Our stealth technology is coming to cancel the effectiveness of those smart weapons systems.

INTERMAT stealth paint is the modern protection solution to high tech surveillance and targeting systems. We provide an “apply and forget” solution just by applying our paint on the platform.

INTERMAT stealth technology integrates high Stealth Mobility and high Stealth Capability in an all-in-one combat-proven weightless camouflage system - The utmost stealth protection that warfighters, vehicles, weapon systems and assets can have.

Our Low Observable Paint is a thermal/IR suppressing paint. Easy to apply  with commercially available spray guns and packaged in: 5, 10, 20 liters cans and in Aerosol Spray Cans (0.4 ltr)

  • Paint is available in multiple colors which can be custom mixed to meet the customers’ requirements from Camo to Color.
  • Our paint can be applied with a standard sprayer or, for small touch ups and quick concealment it is available in aerosol cans.
  • Our paint applications are endless, from Vehicles to Equipment and Buildings, even on tarmac!

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"Close combat on sensor-rich battlefields of the future will be faster, more violent and intensely lethal unlike anything any of us have witnessed."
-Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. David Berger has stressed the importance of reconnaissance and counter-reconnaissance capabilities and in his report "Force Design 2030" states: "The hider-versus finder competition is real. Losing this competition has enormous and potentially catastrophic consequences. This makes success in the reconnaissance / counter-reconnaissance mission an imperative for success."

Gen. Eric Smith, assistant commandant of the US Marine Corps referred to the psychological element of fear and uncertainty: " You never know when you're being tracked by an eye in the sky that's just waiting for the signal to strike. And you have to drop your signature. If you're seen, either because you radiate, or because you're physically seen, you're targeted almost immediatelly." 

Nothing could describe more accurately modern warfare and STEALTH becomes more valuable than ever.

Stealth is focusing in reducing the thermal contrast between  a platform's signature and its background ΔΤ hence lowering the probability of platform's detection and reducing drastically the distance at which military platforms can be detected by electromagnetic systems, especially Thermal/IR systems and threats.

Insurgents, in modern Theatres of Operations are increasingly attacking security forces using thermal/IR imagers and sensors combined with heat seeking missiles either stolen from state troops or bought on the black market.
Commanders now worry that this new equipment used by insurgents against security forces puts them in a situation imposing lethal consequences.

With this new battlefield visibility insurgents have quadrupled nighttime attacks according to various military sources.

Additionally to widespread thermal/IR imaging capabilities, heat seeking missiles and warheads pose a serious threat against lives, military infrastructure and equipment.

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Our Innovative Technology: SEE - WITHOUT BEING SEEN

An anti-detection & anti-targeting technology that protects your military assets and critical infrastructure against EO/IR weapon systems such as anti-tank missiles (ATMs, ATGMs, ATWs), missiles, UAVs, UCAVs, Drones, Thermal Imaging Sights (TIS), FLIRs and more.

INTERMAT Low Observable Paints are in full compliance with STANAG 4319: "Counter Surveillance Requirements for Main Battle Tanks - Infrared/Thermal Aspects 1.9 - 14 microns waveband" with the objective to minimize DT platform / background and consequently minimize detection and to degrade performance of heat seeking anti-tank missiles.

Our stealth paints have been successful on extensive and exhaustive tests and evaluations in the field around the world in various environmental harsh conditions with temperatures ranging from minus - 25º C  to plus + 55º C and on different backgrounds & terrains (forest, desert, rocky, snowy, jungle, bushy) against the most modern EO/IR Observation & Targeting Weapon Systems (man-portable & platform-based) those operate both in the 3-5 and 8-14μm waveband.

Battlefield / Warfighting advantages:

  • Intermat coated platform is degraded to a low-grade blurred target that fades into the background clutter and gets very hard to be detected and engaged.
  • Defeats Modern EO/IR Sensors / Target Acquisition Systems.
  • Our special high-tech paints protect and increase the survivability of valuable assets against enemy’s EO/IR sensors and heat seeking warheads and missiles.
  • We manage to break the “lock-on” by enemy’s heat-seeking missiles and hence our product is a passive force multiplier for friendly forces.
  • Our stealth technology is coming to cancel the effectiveness of those smart weapons systems.

INTERMAT stealth paint is a product that performs in many sectors besides the anti-thermal/IR field.

Product features and characteristics are:

  • Ease of Application (Spray Gun Paint)
  • Multi-spectral Stealth Capability in NIR-MIDIR (3-5) and FARIR (8-14) ranges
  • Drastic detection range reduction against weapon systems and Thermal/IR Imaging Systems
  • Conceals the heat emitted by the platform
  • Solar Reflective with cooling effect
  • High UV-radiation resistance 
  • High resistance & durability against extreme weather conditions
  • Applicable over standard paints and Chemical Agent Resistance Coatings (CARC)
  • Full Vehicle mobility & operationality
  • Robust, effective & leading-edge 
  • Customizable multiple military colors with matt finish
  • Applicable to almost any surface such as metallic, aluminum, plastic, PVC fabrics, buildings, concrete, wall, tarmac, for Land, Marine & Aviation platforms
  • Available in two versions: STANDARD 1K with life span: 2-3 years and SUPERIOR 2K with life span 5 + years!

INTERMAT Low Observable Stealth Coatings minimize Kill Probability against:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles reconnaissance and hit (UAVs,UCAVs, Drones)
  • Thermal Seeking Warheads / Thermal Sensors Detection
  • Anti-Tank Missiles (ATMs), Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs),
  • Anti-Tank Guided Weapons (ATGWs)
  • Air to Ground and Ground to Ground Missiles that use EO/IR sensors

More than that, the range of weapons and sensors is highly increased as painted platforms can approach closer to enemy’s lines and reach deeper in enemy’s territory.

Proven in combat, INTERMAT Stealth Technology Coatings provide the absolute solution against modern lethal threats in a fully customizable force multiplying package.


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INTERMAT produces tailorable military colors in matte finish as per customer requirements and we have developed hundreds of shades from the standard military colors such as:

Desert, Sand, Tan, Forest Green, Olive Drab, Mud, Brown, Black, Grey, Naval Blue, White, etc.

Despite the different technology we use and the special formulation of multiple ingredients therein, Intermat  Low Observable Coatings  are  in very close match  to   RAL & FS  595  color coding systems.


Intermat color range