The U.S. Army Is Using Melanin For Military Applications: Armor, Weapons, and Energy Storage

The United States Military is fully aware of the extraordinary benefits and potential of Melanin, that’s why they want to use it for military applications.

The U.S. Army would evolve overnight if all of their current technologies were replaced with melanin-based technologies. The Government has used Melanin for military applications such as: harvesting thermal energy for cold weather vehicles, creating melanin-based clothing coatings, dramatically improving EMP shielding capacity, dramatically improving radiation shielding capacity, creating melanin technologies that help reduce diseases, and dramatically improve the capacity to store and release energy.

What is Melanin? It is the most supreme biochemical in the universe. It is found in humans, plants, animals, and even in “space”. Melanin is primarily carbon. Melanin is transmutable, meaning capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy. Melanin is what gives humanity, or rather “hue-manity”, our various shades of Black and Brown. Melanin absorbs light and vibration. Melanin is the cosmological constant in Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Melanin can be extracted from humans, animals, and nature. There are synthetic versions of Melanin that can be produced in a laboratory, but these do not satisfy the aspiring government-funded technologists whom seek to create the “ultimate” weapon or protection. This creates an enormous incentive to “harvest” potent Melanin from human beings, animals, and nature. Essentially they are taking the universal essence of life to create weapons of death for the tragic system of white supremacy.

Read “These 21 Facts Prove Melanin Is The Most Supreme Biochemical Substance In The Universe” found here on to learn more about Melanin.

How The Army Utilizes Melanin For Military Applications

What is the SBIR program? The ‘about me‘ section of the Government site says: “The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization.”

Here is how the United States Army is utilizing melanin for military applications according to

OBJECTIVE: Prototype solid melanin-based material for additional application testing such as harvesting thermal energy for cold weather vehicle/clothing coating, EMP shielding, radiation shielding/countermeasure/prophylaxis, stored energy & energy release. 

DESCRIPTION: Melanin is a biological polymer that possesses many desirable properties with clear Army applications in dampening radar signatures, EMP shielding, radiation protection, cold condition protection, energy storage/transduction and an alternative circuit material.

Naturally produced melanin absorbs energy in many different forms (UV, visible light, ionizing radiation, electromagnetic), binds toxic materials (metals, oxiding agents, free radicals) and provides structural strength.

Melanins are believed to be the primary protective mechanism for microorganisms that survive in harsh environments like Chernobyl, Fukushima and Antarctica. Experimental mice injected with melanin survive otherwise lethal doses of gamma irradiation.

Melanin absorbs solar radiation and could be used to improve solar panels for energy harvesting. While this material represents extraordinary properties, exploitation for military applications is impossible without scale production of the naturally biologically produced version.

Synthetic melanin is estimated to be 40-60% less efficient than naturally derived melanin. Research on industrial production of natural melanin will allow for future structural studies on why synthetic melanin lacks several properties.

At the industrial scale, melanotic materials (either naturally or synthetically produced) could yield revolutionary benefits in the battlespace such as inexpensively EMP shielding sensitive equipment, protecting soldiers from the harmful effects of radiation, enhanced mountain and alpine operations, new types of batteries and possibly even explosives.

Melanin based coatings can be clearly tied to Army modernization priorities for the Next generation combat vehicle (NGCV) through its EMP/EMR protective properties, Networks through EMP/EMR protective properties and as a possible circuit material and finally soldier lethality through its thermal absorption properties enhancing mountain/alpine operations. 

PHASE I: Conduct a systematic study of naturally produced melanin’s ability to collect, store and release multiple forms of dispersed energy with an emphasis on efficient production. Evaluate shelf-life and safe storage conditions as well. 

PHASE II: Develop scalable production methods while retaining desirable energy transduction properties. The goal is to develop prototype solid melanotic materials (sheets, bricks, powder, etc) that can be further evaluated in military applications. Use of a bioreactor, fermentation vessel or padreactor system at the industrial scale are encouraged. Phase III – Provide at least 1kg of solid, naturally derived, melanin. This will be used to seed additional development in multiple application areas from vehicle/fabric/ building material coatings, body armor and battery packs. As a material that absorbs a very wide range of energy, it may have many, many applications. 

PHASE III: Possible new class of explosive. Melanotic materials are also useful for EMR/EMP shielding and thermal energy absorption. 

Source: “Production of Natural Melanin for Affordable EMP Shielding”, Small Business Innovative Research (