Australian Army launches new Multicam Camouflage Combat uniform at Chief of Army's exercise 2409141
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Defence & Security News - Australia
|Wednesday, September 24, 2014 08:06 AM|
|Australian Army launches new Multicam Camouflage Combat uniform at Chief of Army's exercise.|
After 13 years of continuous operations and observations of Army uniforms in harsh environments, as well as from a continuous cycle of developing and testing equipment in the field; Defence has developed the next generation of Army uniforms for use domestically and overseas. The Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert said the AMCU (Australian Multicam Camouflage Uniform), which will begin to be rolled out across the Army from October, is manufactured in Australia by Australian companies.
The Australian Army launched the Australian Multicam Camouflage Uniform (AMCU) at the Chief of Army's Exercise on 22 September 2014 in Brisbane.
“Defence is pleased to partner with Australian companies to manufacture the AMCU. I am confident the manufacturing of the AMCU in Australia not only supports local business, but also maintains high standards and keeps pace with current technology,” Mr Robert said.The AMCU comes in field and combat variations, uses a multi-terrain pattern and has an enhanced fit to increase soldier mobility and survivability. The AMCU is manufactured in Australia. It will be rolled out across Army from October 2014.
“At the moment there are two manufacturers for the AMCU – Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) and Pacific Brands Workwear Group (PBWG).”
Lieutenant General Morrison said the AMCU represents the next generation of field and combat uniforms for our soldiers.
“Improvements to the design of the uniform will enhance a soldier’s survivability and mobility and efficiently support a soldier’s workload while still being functional in a variety of terrains and operating environments,” Lieutenant General Morrison said.
“For the first time, Army will introduce two separate uniforms. Both the AMCU field and combat variations use a tested Australian Multi-Camouflage Pattern that will take our soldiers from the bush, to the desert and into the jungle.”
The current issued Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniform and Australian Multicam Pattern Operational Combat Uniform will continue to be worn until all Army personnel have been issued with the AMCU.