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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As a whole, not really — the place it can get irksome is the cargo pockets.
I understand there’s more than one type of polio so be specific and then research it yourself.
Here’s some good places to start.
Velcro and zippers have no place on battle uniforms.
The decision is based on where most of them are most likely to go in the near future among other things. Woodland works very well outside of urban areas and very arid deserts. As for gadgets that can see camouflaged soldiers, those aren’t of much use later in a more extended conflict that consumes many resources. In such a conflict, soldiers return to using good, basic, but less comfortable skills.
its about the money..giving another huge contract to donators....its the American way...
So .... they’re ditching digital and going back to the original.
Green side or brown side out?
That’s the one!
Agree. Camouflage as a way of saying, ‘look, I’m military’ is a fashion trend. Is there much of any other use for camouflage when not actually in the field?
We already have that: the dress uniform.
Looks like they mixed Woodland and Desert together.
Why does there have to be just one pattern?
Because liberals are in charge and they’re intolerant.
The old soft, cotton, olive drab were the most comfortable and practical clothes that I ever wore, I loved those.
The new camo is "absolutely fabulous"?
Can we please get them to put shirttails on them and then have them be tucked into the pants? To me, the modern soldier and the officers look like they are wearing leisure suits or casual “play clothes. “
I know that sounds disrespectful, but except for the Navy’s dress white sailor suits ( sorry I don’t know the term—are they still around?), I think a man in uniform should look sharp, and show off his waist line, which is trim, so that he has that classic masculine “V” shape, and not like he is trying to tent over his gut.
I am not impressed, and while I do believe that it might be better than the current digitized pattern, it looks like a regression to similar designs that were used before the digital. SO twentieth century!
So, in other words, the Army is now issuing Multicam, only slightly different so someones’s brother-in-law who doesn’t work for Crye Precision can make money.
For those wondering, Multicam (and presumably all the “commercial” and derivative versions) actually work pretty well in arid environments despite the green, while working better in heavier vegetation than the ACU could ever hope to have worked.
And the one-pattern-fits-all-environments can be argued both ways: on one hand, any “universal” pattern is likely to have some level of compromise in any environment. On the other hand, technology is at the point where passive camo is not all that effective at anything other than extreme long range now.
And photo-realistic camo like RealTree and the like are great if you never move, sit in one highly-specific environment, and your “prey” is colorblind and not very intelligent. However, they suck in combat, because most combat doesn’t take place in open hardwood forests with no one moving; not to mention that humans are intelligent enough to figure out that the patch of bark and tree limbs sitting in the open with no trees nearby is suspicious.
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