New joint four Nordic nation uniform program

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:31 am

    Get ready for a lot less variety in Nordic uniforms! The nations of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark have agreed to produce a single suite of uniforms (Nordic, Tropical, and Desert) in different fabrics printed in the four nation's own camouflage patterns. Outerwear, underwear, and other kit is also included in the concept.

    The idea is to have a single procurement system to keep down costs associated with design and purchasing by 2020. Starting this quarter of 2017 they intend on having their first round of submissions based on a 20 page spec sheet. The nations have agreed to not propose specific solutions, only state requirements. This should produce a massively diverse array of extremely small production test samples from the various manufacturers.

    You can find out information about the joint effort here:

    http://www.nordefco.org/commonuniform

    In particular this:

    http://www.nordefco.org/files/Backgrounds/2017-11-02%20COPA%20ARMA%20yearbook%202017%20-%20FINAL.pdf

    Note that the joint effort is far larger than just uniforms.

    Interesting and very sensible!

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    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:11 am

    same uniform different pattern for each nation?
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    Post by Camonut314 on Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 pm

    For the Unitized Group Rations I think that the other three will get the raw end of the deal if Sweden is allowed to contribute Razz
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:08 pm

    jimmyduncan23 wrote:same uniform different pattern for each nation?

    Yup. Think about it from a cost saving standpoint. A factory tooled to produce ACU uniforms can knock out ACUs in any camouflage pattern and uniform cloth type known to man without much of any hassle. But a factory tooled to produce ACU uniforms asked to produce Swedish M90 one day and Norwegian M02 the next day? Huge costs associated with that even if they have all the material patterns in hand.

    Camonut314 wrote:For the Unitized Group Rations I think that the other three will get the raw end of the deal if Sweden is allowed to contribute Razz

    Haha! I hadn't thought about the compromises that will be made for the MREs.

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    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:12 pm

    Yes i agree smart move. Hope they can agree on the cut of uniform.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:17 pm

    The cool thing is that the four countries already agreed to keep an open mind. That's evident with their process of asking bidders to submit their own designs that fulfill basic (generic) requirements.

    Yup, this is pretty smart.

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