United States Army is on the way for a new set of camouflage patterns for combat uniforms 2001121
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|Friday, January 20, 2012, 09:34 AM|
|United States Army is on the way for a new set of camouflage patterns for combat uniforms.|
The United States Army is now one step closer to selecting a new set of camouflage patterns that could replace what Soldiers are wearing now in most places. As part of the "Phase IV" camouflage effort, the Army this week awarded contracts to five vendors -- selected from an initial 20 -- to each provide enough fabric in the new camouflage patterns they have developed to produce 150 uniforms for the Army to test.
A Solider wearing the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, uses an M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle. The OCP pattern was developed to help Soldiers blend in better in Afghanistan. Now, the Army is developing a new set of uniform patterns for all Soldiers, as part of the Phase IV camouflage effort. (Photo Credit U.S. Army)
Each vendor had been asked to produce a "family of camouflage patterns," including one that would be suitable in a woodland environment, one that would be suitable in a desert environment, and one that would work in a "transitional" environment.