Last I read is that Coyote Brown gear on top of MARPAT patterns didn't do anything, because the Army had done research into that during the last test and said it was actually detriment IIRC.
Because the Army never speaks an untruth. Stop jerking off to how the command structure in the US military screws things up. Just hurry up and google '****'. I promise you, much more interesting than what some guy who has worn a lab coat and sat behind a desk for the last 15 years has to say. Do the five fingered love dance and finally blow your load to something worth while...
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I guess if this is the route they want to go, I think their best bet is to stick with the current ACU as the transitional camo, and then use different colors (ones that actually work this time) to make the ACU pattern effective in Woodland and Desert areas. This way they will be able to use the same screens in producing the uniforms, and even keep the current TA-50 and other gear.
The ACU pattern itself is good to go - it's the same pattern as in the Canadian CadPat, the USMC MarPat, and the AOR patterns - it's just the colors that suck.
One way of making the ACU work much better is to just use Tan colored Rit Dye - really just tweaking the colors. It shouldn't be hard to do, it should be relatively inexpensive, and it should work reasonably well.
The Army now has everyone all UCP'd up.....and now they are going to switch everything over to something else.....taxpayer money being pi$$ed down a hole.
I am not the type of person who begrudges our troops getting new gear. I think they ought to have the best. But I think the Army has gone overboard waffling back and forth on the issue of what to wear. They have spent more money, and gathered more input than a 13 year old girl deciding what to wear on a Saturday night.
Time to switch back to OD (or Ranger Green, or whatever they call it now).........just pick something and stick with it.
Once you have been rolling around on the ground, you blend in where ever you are. It doesn't matter what you have on.
Flat colored equipment is also a lot cheaper to print than a fancy 6 color pattern with several fades. There is no reason why brown LBE shouldn't work anywhere in the world. It does give you a "break up line", but that is both good and bad. If you have the same IR reflective properties it really doesn't matter, and if they are so close that they can see your LBE but not your uniform, you should have shot them 10 seconds ago.
Man up Army, and admit that the USMC did the right thing the first time, and copy them. srlsly.