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    Just "going back" wouldn't have cut it - the BDU design is completely outdated. Just think about all the advances uniform design has gone through in the last years - combat shirts, fire-resistance uniforms, generation III ECWCS and so on - all that stuff is non-existent in woodland camo and simply going back to the BDU would mean loosing all of it or effectively producing new uniforms in an old, not-so-great-in-the-first-place pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpartanML View Post
    If we ever have to invade Mars UCP-D will be the camo of choice.
    And standard UCP would be the camo of choice if you invaded the Moon...

    [*******white]I guess you already have

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickless View Post
    Just "going back" wouldn't have cut it - the BDU design is completely outdated. Just think about all the advances uniform design has gone through in the last years - combat shirts, fire-resistance uniforms, generation III ECWCS and so on - all that stuff is non-existent in woodland camo and simply going back to the BDU would mean loosing all of it or effectively producing new uniforms in an old, not-so-great-in-the-first-place pattern.
    One could keep the BDU patterns and stay with the ACU design.

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    ... but then you would end up making new uniforms, so what's the point in producing them in woodland camo instead of Multicam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trunk_munkey28 View Post
    OD green, but with night fighting kit...
    OPFOR?
    yup...when not BLUFOR with the 2nd ACR I was OPFOR with the 509th at JRTC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickless View Post
    ... but then you would end up making new uniforms, so what's the point in producing them in woodland camo instead of Multicam?
    Hum... not having to pay royalties to Crye?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimera View Post
    Hum... not having to pay royalties to Crye?
    That wasn't the issue. The problem was getting a more effective camo pattern, and they were willing to pay for it. They now have the best pattern available so problem solved. Not sure why any of this should be confusing.

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    I wonder how pissed our military aid recipients will be when we try to pawn off UCP ACU's and gear on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimera View Post
    One could keep the BDU patterns and stay with the ACU design.
    That would make sense if we were invading Europe (again).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GG View Post
    That would make sense if we were invading Europe (again).
    Oh well...if wishes were horses, you'd be in the Cavalry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seraosha View Post
    Oh well...if wishes were horses, you'd be in the Cavalry.
    ??????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by GG View Post
    That would make sense if we were invading Europe (again).
    Shh! Don't give ideas to Bill O'Reilly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimera View Post
    Hum... not having to pay royalties to Crye?
    If that was the issue they could have gone with Desert All Over Brush -- which is on par with MultiCam as a universal pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bababooey View Post
    The answer to my question is probably buried within this whole thread, but, why didn't the army go back to BDU's? Would'nt it have been cheaper and as effective?
    Probably because that would be admitting a huge mistake, which of course they wont do, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bababooey View Post
    The answer to my question is probably buried within this whole thread, but, why didn't the army go back to BDU's? Would'nt it have been cheaper and as effective?
    No it wouldn't have been anywhere near as effective since it is not an all terrain camo pattern.

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