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Not to be confused with STEALTH (Specialization)

Stealth technology is the use of advanced materials and design to drastically reduce the radar signature of a vehicle.

Battlefield 3Edit

Heat Seekers Auto Loader (AH), Belt Speed (SH, Jet)
Vehicle Type

Air vehicles

Special Feature(s)

• Protection from thermal imaging and spotting at range

Unlocked At

• 1600 AH score
• 2500 SH score
• 1500 Jet score

Customization Slot


"Engine tuning and fuselage coating materials disguise your vehicle's infrared signature, increasing enemy locking and tracking difficulty and decreasing the time you are revealed to the enemy from being spotted."
— Battlelog description

Stealth is a vehicle specialization in Battlefield 3. It is the air vehicle counterpart to Thermal Camo. When activated, the spotting radius for enemies is decreased, and any successful spots will disappear faster. Stealth also reduces the radius for weapon lock, protecting the user from heat-seeking weaponry. It also increases the lock on time by 35%, from 2 seconds to 2.7 seconds.

Battlefield 4Edit

Stealth Coating
BF4 stealthcoat
Vehicle Type

• Attack Helicopter
• Scout Helicopter
• Attack Jet

Unlocked At

• 4000 Attack Helicopter Score
• 3000 Scout Helicopter Score
• 3000 Attack Jet Score

Customization Slot


"Special plating that increases the time it takes for enemy targeting systems to lock onto you."
— In-Game description

Stealth Coating is an air vehicle specialization in Battlefield 4. It functions in a similar manner to that of the Battlefield 3 counterpart, forcing enemy combatants to take more time in acquiring a successful lock-on to the operator's vehicle. This can be useful if the player is actively performing Hit-and-Run tactics, allowing them to escape the area before a lock-on can be achieved by hostiles.

A similar specialization, Thermal Camo, is available for ground vehicles, offering the same effect.

Battlefield HardlineEdit

Counter Surveillance
Counter Surveillance
Vehicle Type

Transport Helicopter
Executive Helicopter
Patrol Helicopter
Rogue Chopper

Unlocked At


Customization Slot


"Special care taken with this vehicle's heat and audio signatures decreases the time your vehicle remains spotted by enemies."
— In-Game Description

Counter Surveillance is a vehicle upgrade featured in Battlefield Hardline. Functioning in a similar manner to past counterparts, it decreases the time a vehicles remains spotted by enemies.


  • The icon for Stealth shows the outline of a B-2 Spirit Bomber, a plane that uses stealth technology to avoid radar detection.

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