Australian troops have been wearing MultiCam uniforms for a couple of years now. Concurrently, they’ve worked with Crye Precision to develop a distinctive Australian version of the MultiCam pattern as they had with the British military’s Multi Terrain Pattern.
According to a report on News.com.au, this new pattern is ready and will be fielded soon to Australian troops. Troops from the 7th Battalion (7RAR) along with members of the RAAF’s airfield Defence Guards will deploy in the next few weeks.
Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare related that they have ordered an initial run of 3600 Operational Combat Uniforms worth $780,000. Additionally, they plan to order 5500 more next year from producer Pacific Brands WorkWear Group in West Footscray, Victoria from fabric milled by Bruck Textiles in Wangaratta.
Unfortunately, still no photos of the Australian MultiCam Pattern which I am told is all but indistinguishable from standard MultiCam.
As reader Phillip pointed out, this is the new AMP. When I first saw it awhile back I discounted it as I had expected the Australian version to be more distinguishable from its MultiCam base. But I checked with someone who would know and they said this looks correct as AMP.