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Quote:Earlier this summer we wrote: "The U.S. Marine Corps has long been known for doing more with less; smaller, more agile, and quick to react, it actually employed that ability when hunting for new uniforms in 2002.

Erik German at The Daily tells the story of the Marines and the Army's uniform selections, mentioning a conversation he had with a textile technologist that shows the Marines flexibility and the Army's cumbersome bureaucracy.

The Marines went to their sniper school at Quantico, Va., and told a couple of their guys to find a good camouflage color for the new uniform pattern. A group of snipers went to the local Home Depot and found the main base color in the Ralph Lauren section of the paint department. The color now called Coyote Brown went into the pattern of their very successful and well-loved MARPAT uniform pattern.

This was also around the time the Army was sending its troops to Iraq with uniforms and body armor in a variety of mismatched patterns that, in effect, left U.S. soldiers wearing a target for the enemy to fire upon.

Bedder explains that in response to this and the Marines new uniforms, the general in charge of Army uniform procurement told his staff to pick a color before trials were finished.

Five billion dollars, eight years later, and the Army is now doing the whole thing again. Over the next 12 months 1.1 million soldiers will be replacing their uniforms for something called Multicam.

Hopefully this will work out better for troops, and won't have to be replaced again in a handful of years."

Now see what direction that new camo may take.

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There is still too much detail. When are we gonna see patterns with some real breakup?
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PA Rifleman;15371 Wrote:
Quote:Earlier this summer we wrote: "The U.S. Marine Corps has long been known for doing more with less; smaller, more agile, and quick to react, it actually employed that ability when hunting for new uniforms in 2002.

Erik German at The Daily tells the story of the Marines and the Army's uniform selections, mentioning a conversation he had with a textile technologist that shows the Marines flexibility and the Army's cumbersome bureaucracy.

The Marines went to their sniper school at Quantico, Va., and told a couple of their guys to find a good camouflage color for the new uniform pattern. A group of snipers went to the local Home Depot and found the main base color in the Ralph Lauren section of the paint department. The color now called Coyote Brown went into the pattern of their very successful and well-loved MARPAT uniform pattern.

This was also around the time the Army was sending its troops to Iraq with uniforms and body armor in a variety of mismatched patterns that, in effect, left U.S. soldiers wearing a target for the enemy to fire upon.

Bedder explains that in response to this and the Marines new uniforms, the general in charge of Army uniform procurement told his staff to pick a color before trials were finished.

Five billion dollars, eight years later, and the Army is now doing the whole thing again. Over the next 12 months 1.1 million soldiers will be replacing their uniforms for something called Multicam.

Hopefully this will work out better for troops, and won't have to be replaced again in a handful of years."

Now see what direction that new camo may take.

[Image: 1you-just-see-the-big-picture-and-camo-h...142103.jpg] -- [Image: 33-d-layering-tricks-your-brain-by-creat...142103.jpg]

[Image: 4science-and-shadows-do-their-part-by-bl...s-of-l.jpg] -- [Image: 5there-is-no-better-designer-than-someon...142103.jpg]


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As long as it's camo that works exactly OPPOSITE of how the current camo "works".
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They should have never switched from Woodland as far as i'm concerned.

It's all a monumental waste of money.
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If they would have invested that money into Invisibility through Refraction they might have had something working by now.
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This should be the military's goal...

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Lee-online;15464 Wrote:[Image: 14094d1239514330-photos-excellent-camouf...u-sofa.jpg]

That's the first time I've seen that camouflage appear even half effective.
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ByblosHex;15563 Wrote:
Lee-online;15464 Wrote:[Image: 14094d1239514330-photos-excellent-camouf...u-sofa.jpg]

That's the first time I've seen that camouflage appear even half effective.

Makes me wonder if some high-ranking Army officer got the idea for the Army's camo by looking as his couch...

Seriously, though, I hope they do find a workable camo for our military...
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I don't really understand why camo pattern is still so important. Most soldiers are killed or wounded by IEDs or in a firefight. I don't see how a better camo saves you from an IED. And if you are going door to door in an urban setting I don't think the difference between MARPAT and Woodland is what's gonna help you not get shot.

That being said I fully understand the value of camo for smaller clandestine type units that operate with stealth as a factor(such as snipers).

Wasting money on better armor systems would seem more valuable to me.

Now being as I'm not military I guess you can jump to the assumption that I don't know shit so take my opinion whatever way you want.
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