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  • Two snipers shoot 11 police officers and leave bombs all over the place during Dallas protests

    07/07/2016 10:54:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 147 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 8 July 2016 | By Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    Two snipers have shot 11 police officers - killing at least four - and may have planted a bomb in downtown Dallas. The two gunmen opened fire from 'elevated positions', picking off officers 'ambush style' as they manned a protest over the deaths of two black men, police chief David Brown said. A gruesome video shows a heroic policeman taking on one of gunmen, but being gunned down by the shooter before being shot again execution-style, from point-blank range. Both suspects have been caught and taken into custody, with one detained following a shootout with police. As they were detained,...
  • New army camo 'can fool night vision goggles' (Germany's Bundeswehr)

    02/02/2016 1:41:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 02 Feb 2016 16:30 GMT+01:00
    A new type of camouflage developed for the Bundeswehr (German army) has been designed to fool even enemies using night vision equipment. The Bundeswehr Scientific Institute (Wiweb) has been working on the new design for several years, and now believes it finally has a replacement for the traditional Flecktarn pattern, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) reported on Tuesday. With a larger percentage of the surface devoted to sand colours, the new pattern -- which is designed to be used in all kinds of different environments -- is more useful in desert areas like Afghanistan, where more than 800 German troops are...
  • Army announces new camouflage uniform pattern (again!)

    08/02/2014 7:57:33 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 107 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | August 1, 2014 | Chris Carroll
    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 won’t 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...
  • Vanity - Need Advice

    05/26/2014 12:59:53 PM PDT · by arderkrag · 30 replies
    vanity ^ | arderkrag
    I know that I'm opening a can of worms, but I need some advice. I'm in the market for some new camo. I have plenty, but it's all in storage. I've been thinking about replacing it with some military surplus camo, either marpat or flecktarn. Has anyone tried this, and if so, what were the results? I mean, it should still work, right? It's primarily to break up your outline, so my assumption is that it would still function just as well.
  • October 14, 2013: The Army’s $5 Billion New Uniform Already Being Replaced

    02/15/2014 7:48:03 PM PST · by Red6 · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 14, 2013 | Caitlin Dickson
    In 2004, the Army decided to scrap the two traditional camouflage uniforms that had long been used by the military—one meant for woodland environments, another for the desert—and claimed to have come up with a universal pattern that could be worn anywhere and blend in with any environment. The $5 billion dollar experiment with the universal pattern is over as the Army is phasing out the uniform after less than a decade of use. But many soldiers and observers are wondering why it took this long and cost this much to replace an item that performed poorly from the start...
  • The Army’s $5 billion New Uniform Already Being Replaced

    10/14/2013 4:44:41 PM PDT · by haffast · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10-14-2013 | Caitlin Dickson
    In 2004, the Army decided to scrap the two traditional camouflage uniforms that had long been used by the military—one meant for woodland environments, another for the desert—and claimed to have come up with a universal pattern that could be worn anywhere and blend in with any environment. The $5 billion dollar experiment with the universal pattern is over as the Army is phasing out the uniform after less than a decade of use. But many soldiers and observers are wondering why it took this long and cost this much to replace an item that performed poorly from the start...
  • Cat-ou-flage

    09/26/2013 7:30:15 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 57 replies
    09/26/2013 | Responsibility2nd
    Where's Sweet Pea? After 30 years - the Arizona Ash tree in the front yard had to come down. No more hours spent IN the tree. Might as well be where the tree WAS.
  • Stealth coating based on squid skin could make soldiers invisible to night vision

    09/21/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/10/13 | Richard Gray
    Camouflaged clothing that mimics squid skin is being developed to hide soldiers from night vision equipment.Most camouflage materials used to disguise soldiers and vehicles during the day show up easily when viewed through night vision goggles and infrared cameras. This is because leaves and other foliage reflect infrared light in a different way to other fabrics and materials. However, scientists at the University of California Irvine have created a new “stealth” coating that can change the way it reflects infrared light on command. The films, which are around 100,000 times thinner than a human hair, can be switched on and...
  • Anti-shark wetsuits make divers look less like a meal

    08/02/2013 12:21:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Euronews ^ | 31/07/13 14:20 CET
    Sharks are the predators of the sea and there is nothing they like more than to snack on a tasty morsel like a seal. However, they can mistake a diver in wetsuit for a seal, and as a consequence the attack humans. Now an Australian company has invented wetsuits that confuse a shark’s vision by making the wearer seem invisible. One of the designs repels the shark by making the wearer unpalatable, and the other replicates the natural patterns of the ocean. …
  • 1915 WWI Vintage Photo: Captured Turk Sniper Disguised as a Tree (Early Camouflage)

    06/24/2013 7:16:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Retronaut ^ | June 1915 | Retronaut
    From ’The Great War: A History’, volume III, 1916 (litho)
  • PHOTO - 1917: Soldier in Black and White Camouflage

    06/10/2013 7:42:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1917 | Retronaut
    “Soldier in black and white uniform to conceal him while climbing trees. He stands in front of a house camouflaged to represent a fence and trees. Company F, 24th Engineers. American University, D.C. Army Engineer Corps..”
  • Colour changing nanoparticles inspired by deep sea denizens

    04/24/2013 7:41:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 24 April 2013 | James Urquhart
    Cuttlefishes' camouflage skills have many admirersInspired by the camouflage abilities of marine organisms, such as the cuttlefish, US researchers have created striped ellipsoid particles using controlled self-assembly of diblock copolymers. By swelling and rotating the particles their colour can be changed, which could lead to a variety of optical applications including computer displays and better camouflage.Cuttlefish blend into their environment because their skin has cells containing striped structures. These structures have a layer of pigmented sacs called chromatophores and a layer of reflecting plates called iridophores. By contracting and relaxing muscles attached to chromatophores they can control the amount of...
  • Zombie-Scented Perfumes Make You Smell Less Attractive to the Undead

    03/10/2013 10:06:34 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 9, 2013 | Lauren Davis
    Zombie-scented perfumes make you smell less attractive to the undead Usually a person dabs on a bit of perfume in hopes of attracting someone else's attention, but could a zombie-scented perfume repel the affections of the flesh-craving dead? Demeter Fragrance Library, purveyors of all sorts of offbeat scents, have come up with a pair of undead-themed perfumes that could come in handy during the zombie apocalypse. No, the perfume doesn't smell like decaying flesh. Instead, Zombie for Him combines dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth, while Zombie for Her is a more feminine version, adding "a touch of Dregs...
  • L'Anse Creuse HS evacuation triggered by Selfridge airman wearing camouflage (Michigan)

    03/05/2013 5:36:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - Students at L'Anse Creuse High School were evacuated Tuesday morning after reports of a suspicious person roaming the halls in military gear. Macomb Co. Sheriff Anthony Wickersham says the man was a 21-year-old former student and airman at nearby Selfridge Air National Guard base. He arrived on campus after his overnight shift to meet with a school counselor after 6 a.m. wearing a camouflage uniform, flack jacket and an empty gun holster.
  • U.S. Navy brings back stunning WWI era 'Dazzle' ship camouflage

    03/01/2013 10:59:41 AM PST · by Saint X · 41 replies
    U.S Naval Institute ^ | 3/1/13 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Friday’s deployment of USS Freedom (LCS 1) will revive a tradition of camouflaging warships. Outside of smaller patrol boats, the U.S. largely abandoned elaborate color schemes and stuck with haze gray.
  • $5B CAMO SNAFU

    NATICK, Mass. — The Army is changing clothes. Over the next year, America’s largest fighting force is swapping its camouflage pattern. The move is a quiet admission that the last uniform — a pixelated design that debuted in 2004 at a cost of $5 billion — was a colossal mistake. Soldiers have roundly criticized the gray-green uniform for standing out almost everywhere it’s been worn. Industry insiders have called the financial mess surrounding the pattern a “fiasco.” As Army researchers work furiously on a newer, better camouflage, it’s natural to ask what went wrong and how they’ll avoid the same...
  • The $5 Billion Camo Snafu (Army retiring ACU)

    06/25/2012 4:53:08 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 78 replies
    The Daily ^ | June 24, 2012 | Erik German
    The Army is changing clothes. Over the next year, America’s largest fighting force is swapping its camouflage pattern. The move is a quiet admission that the last uniform — a pixelated design that debuted in 2004 at a cost of $5 billion — was a colossal mistake. Soldiers have roundly criticized the gray-green uniform for standing out almost everywhere it’s been worn. Industry insiders have called the financial mess surrounding the pattern a “fiasco.” As Army researchers work furiously on a newer, better camouflage, it’s natural to ask what went wrong and how they’ll avoid the same missteps this time...
  • Video of Killer Camouflage That Cannot be Seen, It makes You Invisible

    01/17/2011 6:25:38 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 13 replies
    I've seen a lot of camouflage in my days, but this has got to be the best I have ever seen. It reminds me of how well Rambo's was when he was all covered in mud, but you never saw him until he grabbed the Russian in Rambo II Of the almost impossible to detect camouflage.
  • New High-tech Camouflage Cannot Be Seen (Video)

    01/17/2011 8:50:17 AM PST · by OneVike · 61 replies
    A hunter bought this for himself for Christmas. See if you can find him in the video. Cabela's always has the best stuff! In fact, I defy you to locate him, He is that well camouflaged! Spectacular, State-of-Art, in New camo hunting clothes. Turn the sound up for full effect and for a clue of his whereabouts, otherwise you'll never find him!!!
  • Camouflage-wearing Florida dance troupe's dash through Lincoln Tunnel causes terror scare

    11/19/2010 8:50:19 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 6 replies
    Timesnews ^ | 11/19/2010 | Timesnews
    WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A dance troupe from Florida caused a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in the Lincoln Tunnel and tried to run to a TV appearance in Manhattan while wearing their camouflage costumes. The dancers drove about 1,000 miles so they could appear Wednesday on BET's live "106 & Park" show. But they hit traffic at the tunnel, which connects New Jersey and New York City and is just two miles from the TV studio. The five young women and three young men decided to sprint the rest of the way. They left their adult...