Army one step closer to a final decision for new camo uniform

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    Army one step closer to a final decision for new camo uniform

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:09 am

    News from today:

    http://www.military.com/news/article/army-selects-new-camouflage-patterns.html?ESRC=eb.nl

    It's now down to 5 patterns:

    Army uniform officials have tapped five finalists to develop the service’s new family of camouflage patterns.
    The Jan. 10 announcement is the result of the Army’s exhaustive Phase IV Camouflage effort. The five vendors have been awarded contracts to make camouflage-patterned material for uniforms and equipment that will be field-tested later this year, uniform officials say.

    And some more information here:

    http://soldiersystems.net/tag/kryptek/

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    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:44 am

    The Kryptek pattern is pictured on Soldier Systems... it's a funky looking pattern; but I like it. It will be interesting to see what other patterns are submitted.


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    Post by Flecktarn92 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:54 am

    YEY more uniforms to collect!
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    Post by 59tankbat on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:59 am

    Acu is ugly uniform and should be replaced.the kryptek pattern looks like Snake/crocodile skin!Looks cool!
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    Post by Philip on Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:20 am

    Flecktarn92 wrote:YEY more uniforms to collect!
    That is never a problem, haha!

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    Post by panzerwerk on Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:49 am

    Natick will win , they always win .
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:05 am

    Except when Congress told them they lost (i.e. Multicam Very Happy)

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    Post by panzerwerk on Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:24 pm

    Multicam was temporary from the beginning ,They made that very clear , they were basically suppressing a revolt by their own troops against UCP LOL , we shall see if the nepotism in our government is still in control , I hope your right Steve , Natick has not produced anything good since DCU .
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    Post by Flecktarn92 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:05 pm

    The whole idea of a universal pattern is ridiculous in my opinion. A universal pattern will only be possible once they create a device that renders the person invisible or changes to match the surrounding light to blend in. The army should take a lesson from the Marine Corps book and make two, woodland and desert.

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    Post by zvez on Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:19 pm

    Hope this one has more longevity than ACU, sheesh how many hundreds of millions in development costs flushed!
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:45 am

    Yeah, I'm hoping this time around Natick and the lackeys who signed off on UCP will be more attentive to the real needs of our soldiers instead of bureaucratic games. Certainly Natick would have a lot of explaining to do in a few years if they picked another FUBAR pattern.

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    Post by Flecktarn92 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:01 am

    Apparently they are working on something of a changing pattern.

    http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-12/camo-gets-makeover
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:00 pm

    All kinds of stuff like this in the works. From what I've seen, none of it is viable with current technology. Either because it doesn't actually work, can't be scaled up, can't be scaled down, cost, or all of these factors.

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    Post by HoovieDude on Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:28 pm

    Good god, that Kryptek looks like my great aunts floral curtains on acid.

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