AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

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    AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:28 am

    I recently bought a set of very hard to find set of Naval Special Warfare/DEVGRU (Seal Team VI) exclusive desert camouflage, this set was made on Contract for the Navy by Crye Precision (The same people that brought you Multicam). London Bridge Trading, Blackhawk, Eagle Industries, Arc'teryx, Crye Precision and a few others are the main manufacturers for AOR1 on contract with NSW.

    There are 2 different types of AOR (Area of Responsibility) camouflage, AOR1, which is Desert camouflage, and AOR2, which is Woodland. Now just to make things more confusing, AOR1 is also known as Digi2 or NWU II, and AOR2 is known as Digi1 or NWU III.

    Just as a reminder, THIS IS NOT DESERT MARPAT, it is its own similar, yet distinctive camouflage
    AOR1 Sample


    Another sample of AOR1


    A Sample of Desert MARPAT, the difference is more noticeable in real life.


    A Side-by-Side comparison of MARPAT and AOR1


    Side by side of both AOR patterns courtesy of OP tactical


    AOR1, AOR2, Desert and woodland MARPAT side by side


    A photo I found from another forum, I think it was taken by a guy named BOE



    AOR2 seems to be exclusive to NSW and will stay that way, while AOR2 will be issued as Organizational Gear Navy wide in the future.

    AOR2 has been about for a year or so, but is just now starting to make its rounds to a large amount of people, but NSW is a force unto itself, so gear is not standardized.

    This is the shirt I received, it is a special version of version of the Crye combat shirt.


    It has slanted pockets covered with velcro on the sleeves


    it has a distinctive closure system, both buttons and velcro. I havent seen anything like that before, its pretty nifty.


    The chest pockets are slanted outboard to facilitate easy access even when worn under Body Armor.


    This shirt also has a Mandarin collar.


    These are the pants, again, these are a variation of the Crye Field pants with some modifications.


    It has an external Velcro closed knee pad pouch for the Crye knee pads


    it has external pockets on the outside of the shins.


    The Crye cargo pockets are pretty standard for them


    It has 2 small pockets on either leg under the slash pockets but above the cargo pockets, they dont have a cover, they are perfect for carrying a folding knife.


    This is the layout of the pockets


    It has very interesting belt loops, they have integrated loops for tying in gear.


    It has 2 rear velcro closed pockets.


    This is the boonie, its pretty standard fare except the camo daisy chains around the brim. It has NO markings inside except the size tag.








    Here are some pictures of it in use


    courtesy of OneSixthWarriors.com

    courtesy of OneSixthWarriors.com



    Image courtesy of Strike Hold






    Here is an Article from the NSW Magazine, Ethos.

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    Re: AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

    Post by nkomo on Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:15 am

    VERY good reference material. Thanks for putting all the effort into making this post. As of right now, the AOR series of uniforms are extremely rare in the collectors market.


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    Re: AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Sun May 09, 2010 6:34 am

    Today in the mail I received this motley bunch, it seems they are all made by Eagle Industries




    2 Double mag pouches


    There used to be elastic to help keep the mags in, but it seems it was removed




    It fits 4 mags perfectly, even non-issue ones


    The Tags




    2 Double Pistol Magazine Pouch


    It fits 1911 mags just fine even though it was made for the M-9


    The tags




    the utility pouch


    Flipped inside out so you can see the elastic on the inside



    the tags



    The odd shoulder pouch...im not sure what its specific purpose is, or what its designation is, but its interesting to say the least. it also has no tags, so I dont thinks its made by EI. Maybe a soft armor pocket, similar to the DAPS system..Ihell if I know...it might just me a little utility pocket


    inside


    The Back, which is rubberized


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    Re: AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Mon May 10, 2010 11:00 pm

    The arm pouches are made to hold Hard Armor


    Copy of the orders talking about how AOR1/Digi2/NWU II (Desert) will stay NSW ONLY, while AOR2/Digi1/NWU III will begin wear testing Navy wide and replace the Woodland CUU.

    the current patterns (like mine) without the ACE are pre-trial patterns, the ones with the ACE will be the true trial patterns, but will still be NSW only for the AOR1.

    confusing huh?


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    UNCLASSIFIED//

    ROUTINE

    R 291203Z DEC 09

    BT
    UNCLAS
    FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
    TO NAVADMIN
    NAVADMIN 374/09

    MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/DEC//

    SUBJ/NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE II AND III//

    REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/262243Z JUN 09//

    REF/B/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN2003//

    NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 188/09. REF B IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//

    RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS APPROVAL OF THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) TYPE II AND III. THE NWU COLORING SCHEMES CONSIST OF TWO UNIQUE FOUR-SHADED DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE PROFILES (DESERT AND WOODLAND) DEVELOPED BY NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE (NSW) UNDER THE AUTHORITY AND GUIDANCE OF UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND FOR NSW AND MARITIME SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES. THE TACTICAL ADVANTAGE PROVIDED BY NWU TYPE II (DESERT) AND TYPE III (WOODLAND) DIGITAL PATTERNS WILL INCREASE PROBABILITY OF MISSION SUCCESS AND SURVIVABILITY IN COMBAT AND IRREGULAR WARFARE OPERATIONS DUE TO THE REDUCED VISUAL SIGNATURE IN THESE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS.

    2. THE NWU TYPE II AND III ARE OF UNISEX DESIGN AND INCLUDES THE NAVY’S LOGO ANCHOR CONSTITUTION EAGLE (ACE) DESIGN IN THE PRINT OF THE FABRIC. THE NWU TYPE II AND III WILL UNDERGO CONFORMANCE TESTING DURING 2010 TO VALIDATE DESIGN, FIT, AND WEAR. A PHASED FLEET DISTRIBUTION WILL COMMENCE ONCE CONFORMANCE TESTING IS COMPLETE WITH PRIORITY DISTRIBUTION TO DEPLOYING COMBAT AND DIRECT COMBAT SUPPORT COMMANDS AND UNITS.

    3. OCCASION FOR WEAR:
    A. THE NWU TYPE II WILL BE WORN ONLY BY NAVY SPECIAL WARFARE (NSW) PERSONNEL, SAILORS ASSIGNED TO NSW UNITS, OR SAILORS ASSIGNED TO UNITS DIRECTLY SUPPORTING NSW MISSIONS WITHIN THE THEATER OF OPERATIONS. IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, THE NWU TYPE II WILL ONLY BE WORN BY THE AFOREMENTIONED AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ON TRAINING RANGES OR DURING ACTUAL OPERATIONS REQUIRING A DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORM. ALL OTHER COMMANDS AND INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING THE WEAR OF DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS WILL CONTINUE TO WEAR THE CURRENT TRI-COLOR DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM.
    B. THE NWU TYPE III WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING TRI-COLORED WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM AND WILL BE THE STANDARD CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORM WORN IN CONUS AND CAN BE WORN DEPLOYED AS PRESCRIBED BY COMBATANT COMMANDERS. OCCASION FOR WEAR OF THE NWU TYPE III WILL BE THE SAME AS THE CURRENT WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM PER REF A, COMMANDS AND SAILORS CURRENTLY AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM (CUU) WILL CONTINUE TO WEAR THE CUU AS THEIR PRIMARY DAILY UNIFORM UNTIL THEIR TRANSITION TO THE NEW NWU TYPE III.
    C. CNIC NAVY SECURITY FORCE SAILORS, TO INCLUDE AUXILIARY SECURITY FORCES AND RESERVE SECURITY FORCES, WILL WEAR NWU TYPE I (BLUE/GREY/BLACK) UNLESS ASSIGNED TO NSW COMMANDS AS OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 3A.

    4. BASIC NWU TYPE II AND III COMPONENTS INCLUDE BROWN COTTON UNDERSHIRT, BLACK BOOT SOCKS, BLOUSING STRAPS, NAVY CERTIFIED DESERT TAN OR BROWN BRUSHLESS BOOTS, 1 1/4 INCH BLACK COTTON, NYLON OR ELASTIC WOVEN WEB BELT WITH BLACK TIP AND BLACK OPEN FACE BUCKLE OR 1 3/4 INCH WIDE BLACK OR TAN ONE PIECE ADJUSTABLE NYLON WEBBING RIGGERS BELT WITH FORGED STEEL BUCKLE,D-RING AND HOOK AND LOOP FASTENER, EIGHT POINT UTILITY CAP, UNISEX BLOUSE AND TROUSERS, EMBROIDERED COLLAR DEVICES (E4 AND ABOVE), SERVICE AND NAME TAPE.

    5. PRESCRIBED NWU TYPE II AND III COMPONENTS INCLUDE MATCHING PATTERN WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE FABRIC PARKA WITH REMOVABLE TAN FLEECE LINER AND SLIP ON RANK INSIGNIA FOR EXTREME COLD WEATHER SYSTEM (ECWS) PARKAS AND BLACK KNIT WATCH CAP.

    6. OPTIONAL COMPONENTS INCLUDE SMOOTH BLACK LEATHER BOOTS, BROWN BOOT SOCKS, EARMUFFS (WITH OUTER-GARMENTS ONLY), EARRINGS (GOLD BALL FOR FEMALE E7 AND ABOVE AND SILVER BALL FOR FEMALE E6 AND BELOW), AND BLACK LEATHER GLOVES.

    7. MANNER OF WEAR: THE MANNER OF WEAR OF THE NWU TYPE II AND III WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE CURRENT CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS (DESERT AND WOODLAND) AS OUTLINED IN REF B. THE NWU TYPE II AND III WILL BE PROCURED AND ISSUED AS ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING AND WILL REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE ISSUING COMMAND.

    8. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL AUTHORITY FOR THE NWU TYPE II AND III IS ASSIGNED TO NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND (NAVFAC). PROGRAM MANAGER AND TECHNICAL AUTHORITY FOR THE DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE PATTERNS IS ASSIGNED TO PROGRAM MANAGER SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES SURVIVAL, SUPPORT AND EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS (PM-SOF SSES), US ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, NATICK AS DIRECTED BY NSW. DISTRIBUTION AUTHORITY OF THE NWU TYPE II IS ASSIGNED TO COMMANDER, NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING AVAILABILITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE NWU TYPE II AND III WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA FUTURE NAVADMIN.

    9. FILE THIS NAVADMIN UNTIL CHANGES ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE QUARTERLY BUPERS DIRECTIVE CD-ROM CHANGE CONTAINING REF A. IN THE INTERIM, FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UNIFORMS AND UNIFORM POLICY, VISIT THE NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/USNAVYUNIFORMS/.

    10. POINTS OF CONTACTS:
    Edited for PERSEC

    11. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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    Re: AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Thu May 13, 2010 7:12 am

    Incoming pic dump of a BUNCH of AOR1 in service, all of these images were uploaded to the SEALS picture thread on Militaryphotos.net HERE





















































    AND NOW FOR MY PERSONAL FAVORITE PICS OF AOR1 IN USE IN IRAQ...there was also a music video done by the same guys but it was taken down as of 12 May 2010, but I will include a link anyway in case it is reuploaded, it was called "Knights in SEAL Service" the video was HERE

















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    Re: AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

    Post by Philip on Thu May 13, 2010 7:24 am

    KISS ARMY!!!


    Shocked


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    Post by misanthropic_gods on Thu May 13, 2010 7:27 am

    Philip wrote:KISS ARMY!!!

    KISS Navy?

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    Post by Philip on Thu May 13, 2010 7:30 am

    Kiss has an army. Wink They became army with their face paintings!


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    Post by misanthropic_gods on Thu May 13, 2010 8:56 am

    Philip wrote:Kiss has an army. Wink They became army with their face paintings!
    I think these guys are badass enough to warrant their own branch. dont you agree?


    Oh, did you notice this guy too


    Confiscating marijuana? Camouflage? A way to make a little extra cash stateside? Wink

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    Post by Philip on Thu May 13, 2010 10:13 am

    misanthropic_gods wrote:
    I think these guys are badass enough to warrant their own branch. dont you agree?
    Sure, just kidding. I was referring to the "Kiss fan club" called Kiss Army...


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    Re: AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Thu May 13, 2010 4:11 pm

    Philip wrote:
    misanthropic_gods wrote:
    I think these guys are badass enough to warrant their own branch. dont you agree?
    Sure, just kidding. I was referring to the "Kiss fan club" called Kiss Army...


    I know, I was also kidding Razz

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    Re: AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:02 pm

    Crap, how did I miss this thread for so long?!? Well, at least I'm now dutifully informed Wink Thanks!

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    Re: AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

    Post by Arcitecht on Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:56 pm

    Very nice DIG2. I'd love to get some pouches but its just still to expensive, I'll stick with my MLCS Very Happy

    Now you just need a 6094 to stick those on eh?

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    Re: AOR1/Digi2 NSW/DEVGRU Exclusive desert camouflage by Crye Precision

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:16 am

    Any truth to the talk about Crye and Patagonia are no longer making the combat/ barracks uniforms, if so who is now?

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