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The Lockheed Martin F-22a Raptor fighter jet is the pinnacle of modern stealth technology. Featuring the absolute latest in radar absorbent covering and aircraft design, this plane not only defies, but also laughs at enemy attempts to spot it, showing up as a blip the same size as a marble would on radar. Throughout the ages, it has not been he with the bigger stick who won the war, but he with the stick that could not be seen. Stealth technology and camouflage have been an integral part of warfare from when man first waged war, but how have advances from ancient technology led us to what we have today? Evolving from hiding in a bush to the Japanese Ninja’s ability to simply disappear in the surroundings to modern military camouflage dress to the F-22 and beyond, the ability to conceal oneself from the enemy is an observable advantage in wars throughout history. However, what technologies led us to what now exist? Who first discovered how it works, who was the first to use it, and how indeed does modern stealth technology work? How has camouflage come to make it so that soldiers and…