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    Australian Multicams?

    Post by lammasulyon on Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:28 am

    a while ago defence force released a couple of images showing 7RAR battle group with multicam with DPCU style bunny ears, from what i read called Operational Combat Uniform.

    Can anyone with inside info tell if its going to replace the DPCU or will the DPCUs remain as standard (for both ARA and ARES)

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    Re: Australian Multicams?

    Post by filupe on Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:50 am

    I don't have inside information but economic logic suggests that domestic ARA and ARes units will still be outfitted with DPCU ... the pattern still works in Australia and works well. As the name suggests the Operational Combat Uniform should only be used for operational deployments where its deemed needed - you don't see multicams being used in Timor after all despite it being an operation.

    Can you indicate as to where these 7 RAR pics might be?

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    Re: Australian Multicams?

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:14 pm

    From what I have gathered is that multicam uniforms are for "real operations" i.e. ,Afghanistan .
    Timor and Solomon’s was given to reserves to free regular forces for afghan and iraq when it was in full swing.
    Dpcu is being for the time being there is a multicam coloured dpcu uniform being developed but all word has died of it since the budget cuts.
    Crye gear is to expensive to issue to soldiers in a non to very little danger enviroments.

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    Re: Australian Multicams?

    Post by lammasulyon on Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:36 pm

    thanks for the info, the lads in this photo seem to have dpcu-like shaped patterns, took me ages to notice tho

    filupe the 7RAR Battlegroup photos are in the defence force images, heres one:


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    Re: Australian Multicams?

    Post by lammasulyon on Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:50 pm

    jimmyduncan23 wrote:From what I have gathered is that multicam uniforms are for "real operations" i.e. ,Afghanistan .
    Timor and Solomon’s was given to reserves to free regular forces for afghan and iraq when it was in full swing.
    Dpcu is being for the time being there is a multicam coloured dpcu uniform being developed but all word has died of it since the budget cuts.
    Crye gear is to expensive to issue to soldiers in a non to very little danger enviroments.

    Any word on ARES and TBAS? ive heard massive complaints that the older one (MBAS???) has heavy- at 14 kilos (WOW)

    14 kilos is a bit too much, during boxing a 7 kilo weight vest was enough to make it seem like i was wearing 700 kilos

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    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:49 am

    The pics i have seen were just computer images, it does look a bit different from normal multicam,could be it.
    With mcbas it was good protection but as you said it was heavy as hell alot of back problems from it.
    Tbas wont be in chocos for year now with cut backs, regs dont have it yet other than deployments

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    Re: Australian Multicams?

    Post by lammasulyon on Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:00 am

    what about the one before mcbas and the ones used in INTERFET (no molle on it one)?

    also the uniform the 7RAR task group/battle group (whats the difference???) diployed with is using newer cloth stuff, doesnt rip easy and fireproof

    http://soldiersystems.net/2011/10/20/australian-amp-update/

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    Re: Australian Multicams?

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:59 am

    http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/2012/10/22/minister-for-defence-materiel-australian-made-%e2%80%9cmulticam%e2%80%9d-uniforms-on-their-way-to-afghanistan/

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    Re: Australian Multicams?

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:36 am

    So yes that is the australian multicam

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    Re: Australian Multicams?

    Post by lammasulyon on Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:54 am

    haha mate do trust you can grab a set!

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