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New Army Camouflage Revealed in Uniform Revamping Slated for Next Summer

By    |   Friday, 01 Aug 2014 05:07 PM

A new Army camouflage pattern was revealed on Thursday along with plans to phase out the current color scheme in favor of the revamped one, which features green shades, light beige, and brown colors.

In a short, three-paragraph news release, the Army said the new camouflage pattern for combat uniforms would “offer exceptional concealment, which directly enhances force protection and survivability for Soldiers.”

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USA Today said the pattern that's currently in use, which is a mix of grays and greens, has been unpopular. The OCP pattern, which has been called Scorpion W2 in previous tests, is rumored to look similar to previous patterns.

The pattern is expected to go into use next summer.

The new look is expected to be similar to the MultiCam pattern that was released in 2010 and used in Iraq. But the MultiCam pattern is owned by Crye Precision and requires fees to use, whereas the OCP belongs to the U.S. and comes with no fees, Stars and Stripes said.

In its release, the Army said it would be fiscally responsible to transition the uniforms and equipment to the new OCP over time.

USA Today said the military also is looking for companies that can overdye some of the Universal Camouflage Pattern items and make them dark brown.

Although some soldiers went online to cheer the end of UCP, some questioned the fiscal responsibility of replacing all that camo.

“Now that I have a good supply of still-serviceable ACUs, which replaced the still-serviceable BDU/DCU I had before, the Army says I will have to replace them. Again. Maybe if the DoD didn't change clothes and hats and manage money like a stupid teenager they'd have a budget for training,” one person wrote on an Army Times article.

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A new Army camouflage pattern was revealed on Thursday along with plans to phase out the current color scheme in favor of the revamped one, which features green shades, light beige, and brown colors.
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