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Mexico Marines Have Selected US4CES Transitional Camo; Have Renamed The Pattern Marina Trans Jungle

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

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Hyperstealth has announced that the Naval Infantry of Mexico has selected the US4CES Transitional camo pattern for their uniforms, and have renamed the pattern Marina Trans Jungle. Objective tests were performed in three environments, Lowland Forest in Michoacan, Lowland Scrub Desert in Sinaloa, and Riparian Forest in Coahuila, which pitted the US4CES Transitional pattern against the current Digital Woodland pattern used by the Mexican Marines.

In all three environments, it took observers an overall longer period of time to locate the US4CES pattern than the currently fielded Woodland pattern. A second comparison was conducted, comparing the US4CES pattern to MultiCam in the same environments, again with the US4CES pattern taking an overall longer period of time to locate within the environments.

You can read the full release at www.hyperstealth.com/Mexico.

Some Updates On PenCott Camouflage Products

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

UF-PRO PenCott

Slovenian tactical clothing company UF PRO offers some impressive products, however they have been difficult to procure for the North American customer, until now, that is. Canadian company SEALS Action Gear has become the North American distributor for UF PRO, and will be carrying their full line of products in the full colorway UF PRO offers, including PenCott patterns. Last month, we featured a story on SEALS Action Gear and their adoption of PenCott patterns for several of their in-house designs.

www.sealsactiongear.com

Tasmanian Tiger PenCott

Additionally, German tactical gear company Tasmanian Tactical is now offering various packs and load carrying gear in PenCott GreenZone, including, but not limited to, the TT Raid Pack MK III PC, TT 3 SGL Mag Pouch BEL PC, and TT Tac Pouch 4 PC horizontal.

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en.tasmaniantiger.info

DSEI – Scapa IRR Sniper Tape

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

This is a new Erebis ATP camouflage variant of the fabric Scapa 3302 Sniper Tape. It’s available in 10m and 50m rolls and is corrosion and abrasion resistant. Sticks to weapons and other kit.

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www.sniper-tape.co.uk

Blue Force Gear – Vickers Combat Application Sling Now Available In MultiCam Tropic And Arid

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Blue Force Gear has announced that the Vickers Combat Application Sling (VCAS) is now available in MultiCam Tropic and MultiCam Arid patterns.

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www.blueforcegear.com/vickers-sling

Dazzle It App

Friday, September 11th, 2015

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You may be wondering why we’re covering a mobile device app inspired by and featuring the recent work of Sir Peter Blake, celebrated pop artist. Well, it all has to do with a bit of history in the application of camouflage.

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This is an image of the USS West Mahomet, painted in Dazzle camouflage, which involves complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colors, interrupting and intersecting each other. It was used by the British and United States principally during WWI, and was designed to make it difficult for enemy vessels to estimate a ship’s range, speed, and heading.

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The Dazzle It app allows users to ‘Dazzle’ any image available on their phone, or taken by their camera, by putting it through any one of various filters. This new camouflage pattern can then be applied to a variety of virtual ships and other watercraft which displays as a 3D model. As you can see in the images, we decided to go a bit more contemporary, utilizing a MultiCam base and putting it through a ‘Kaleidoscope’ pattern.

We then applied this pattern to various ships, including the HMS President.

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There’s even an augmented reality aspect of the app, which allows you to anchor the ship of your choosing to a live background. We found this to be a little wonky in practice, but that might have something to do with trying to place a camouflaged ship on a camouflage background.

The Dazzle It app is available through both iTunes and the Google Play store for free.

itunes.apple.com/us/app/dazzle-it/id1022780620

play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.uk.corporationpop.dazzleships

TacHacker – Macropatterned Fourier Camouflage

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

There is currently a GoFundMe campaign to evaluate camouflage patterns.

  

For this project, we will derive color and Fourier (background environment) data from the urban terrain of our local campus, use them to compose two camouflage patterns, and print both onto fabric. One will be arranged into a branching pattern designed to cut apart and segment the shape of a person, with both a micropattern and a macropattern. The other will be randomized, with a micropattern that contains a wide range of element sizes.

The team conducting the project is based at New Mexico State University and consists of Nate Turner, a physics senior and undergraduate; Joni Cunningham, a physics undergraduate, and Jacob Wright, an engineering physics student with a concentration in electrical engineering.

They’ve laid out a budget but I think the $1000 is a bit tight. However, it’s great to see students investigating camouflage performance. Those interested in contributing visit www.gofundme.com/tm37hdu7

Predator Warpaint

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Founder Nick Norris is a Veteran himself and was unsatisfied with issue facepaint which rubs off easily so he created Predator Warpaint. Envisioned as facepaint for both hunter and service member, it not only provides visual camouflage but also incorporates SPF 50 protection.

 

Offering a Woodland color palette, its non-migrating formula won’t sting your eyes and colors don’t run when wet, remaining on the skin for more than four hours.

  

predatorwarpaint.com

Murdock Webbing Now Producing PenCott GreenZone Pattern Webbing

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Murdock Webbing PenCott

Murdock Webbing is now producing their jacquard woven camouflage webbing in PenCott GreenZone pattern, with BadLands soon to follow. The GreenZone webbing is in-stock, and can be purchased from the following sources:

www.murdockwebbing.com/products-camo

www.mmitextiles.com/products/military-stock/pencott

www.tacticaltrim.de