Skip to comments.Army announces new camouflage uniform pattern (again!)
Posted on 08/02/2014 7:57:33 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
The Army has selected a new camouflage pattern to begin fielding next year, an unidentified senior Army spokesperson announced in a statement late Thursday.
The Army has confirmed through testing that the pattern would offer exceptional concealment, which directly enhances force protection and survivability for Soldiers, according to the statement from the Army.
The pattern will be used in all combatant commands, including Afghanistan, the Army said. Uniforms and equipment with the existing pattern wont be discarded, but replaced only as they wear out.
The pattern was developed by the Army under the name Scorpion W2 to replace the much-maligned Universal Camouflage Pattern, a pixelated combination of green, gray and tan that some soldiers said provided bad concealment in most places.
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Sorry I expected pink...
I liked the Vietnam Tiger stripe myself.
A Gilly suit for everybody. LOL
I was reading the history of my Father’s WWII outfit and one thing caught my interest.
Their commander sent several hundred boots in for repair. I suspect that they would just throw them away now.
guessing an Zero donor needs some revenue to be donated back to the Rats......
What the best camo is, will depend so much on where the troops garbed in it are deployed. Why does there have to be just one pattern? Uniforms surely can’t be so pricey that there can not be a choice of patterns for various missions, just like there is a choice of weaponry.
New? Looks like the older, old pattern.
When I was in the Corps in the 80's every branch wore the same one. The head gear differed though.
Made in China, too?
It probably is about as good as any for woodlands.
I just glanced at my “Realtree” overalls hanging on a chair and there is a lot of difference and I think for this area the Realtree is better.
If not in El Salvador
Commercial camos are probably best, just because they have to make it in the market.
Right now most of the activity is in the Middle East where they don’t have a lot of woodlands. Is this one more attempt to come up with a compromise that will work in both desert and woodland?
Yep, looks strikingly similar to the original nomex version of the BDU I wore back in the late 90s. Third uniform change for the Army in less than a decade...but, hey, DoD uniform contractors gotta eat too.
True but why can't all the services wear the same pattern of green, brown etc? Each branch having their own style is very costly. When I was in all the services wore the same style, be it green or brown.
Very much so, 'specially doen at the trouser leg.
Probably vast warehouses full of the old ripstop stuff still unused.
How not to be seen
But what is the gay angle? There must be something gay. The only things that happen have something to do with gayness.
Ground troops no matter from what branch would make sense to all be using the same garb, but there are differences based on specialty. I mean who cares if you are wearing camo while flying an aircraft, and if you are coming in amphibiously you might want yet a different camo than on land, etc.
Aw. c'mon, the swabbies really NEED those blue "camo" utilities. For what, exactly, I do not think anyone has ever offered an opinion.
Same for the Air Force. Kind of hard to hide on the flight line...............
A dirty little secret about gay is that the gayer they look the less they like it. Gay really swoons over straight, though they will never say that in public.
In World War II, which we won incidently, servicemen wore the drab solid tones of their respective branches. They didn’t try to look like a tree or a rock.
Blue camo is an oxymoron.
Ha! Your comment reminded me of this 70s movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076145/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_96 In that movie either Ben Gazzara or Paul Winfield says something to the effect of “I love tiger stripes” as they are putting on their fatigues. I haven’t seen that movie in almost 30 years.
The uniform provides a distinctly ‘feminine’ silhouette. We expect that this may reduce the incidence of homosex propositions and assaults under field, low-light conditions.
Against an oceanscape, it might work.
Of course with today’s electronic vision enhancement systems, probably any troop in any kind of camo can be made to look like a glaring neon sign (e.g. in the infrared). They might as well almost wear civvies.
You beat me to it -— I was going to ask if these would be made in China, too.
The Velcro is kinda gay.
Multicam without the vertical elements.
I wanted to buy the best cammo I could find, but I could never find it.
Faded in the sun a few weeks it was fine when you were lying down or crawling. Crouching or standing up, the dark and light stripes were the exact opposite of the surrounding brush and shadows
You’re right. It looks like “mini Woodland” or some such.
My father and uncle are retired sailors. We all thought the blue camos were silly. I mean if you fall over board how they going to find you?
Tiger stripes work fine for tigers.
Active Duty ping.
Was that used by Green Berets mostly?
Sounds really, really, loud during those times your buttons are keeping you too far off the ground, too. If you know what I mean, I guess.
For a short while, Americans wore camouflage during the hedge fighting in the days following the Normandy landings. It was the same pattern worn by our Marines in the Pacific theater. They stopped wearing it because it looked too much like SS flektarn camo.
The gayer they look, the less everyone likes it.
True enough, the non-gay agree about that.
I’ve always thought that they should be able to turn the shirt inside out for a quick change of patterns.
Too good an idea for anyone to do it
What some us called Salad Suit.
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