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An Update On The Ongoing Polish Camo Testing Efforts

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Our friends at Frag Out! have provided us with a bit of info on the ongoing efforts by the Polish military to adopt a new camouflage pattern.

An official agreement has been sighed by the Polish MOD and Army Textiles Institute – WOBWSM to test new camo patterns that might replace the current Wz. 93 ‘Pantera’ pattern:

Photo credit: http://wobwsm.wp.mil.pl/pl/1_23.html

Photo credit: http://wobwsm.wp.mil.pl/pl/1_23.html

MAPA-A (light green variant)
MAPA-B (dark green variant)
“LAMPART” (from top-secret “TYTAN” future-soldier systems project)

Photo credit: http://wobwsm.wp.mil.pl/pl/1_23.html

Photo credit: http://wobwsm.wp.mil.pl/pl/1_23.html

This agreement was signed last November, with testing to proceed through June 2018, with pattern selection possibly taking place as early as July 2018. The Fall test have already occurred, with “Snowless Winter” tests currently underway.

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Tests are being conducted by WAT (Military University of Technology in Warsaw) and WITI (Military Institute of Technical Engineering), as well as MASKPOL S.A., a holding company of PGZ, the Polish state-owned armaments group.

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

WAT and WITI are conducting a decade-old testing methodology originally developed by WITI, which focuses on long distance recognition, where effectiveness of a pattern is judged by a group of 3 to 6 officers using 7×45 binoculars at ranges between 700m to 1400m.

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

MASKPOL’s testing methodology is new, and focuses on combat distances of 25m to 300m, using a group of 15 to 30 soldiers making individual comparative evaluations with the naked eye. This testing also incorporates night vision and aerial drones.

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Additionally, IWP (Polish Institute of Industrial Design) is also participating in the testing process. Based on photographs taken during the first two tests, they are using eye-tracking techniques with a large sample of participants to analyze effectiveness of the individual patterns.

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Alongside MAPA, a new line of individual equipment, code-name “DROMADER” is also being developed, regardless of final camo pattern chosen.

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Additional information: www.defence24.pl – The army compares four types of camouflage. In mid-2018, the Ministry of National Defense will select a new one. (Machine translated to English)

IWA – Coolest T-shirt In The Joint

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

The Frag Out! crew came up with this one.  

Ikea – Eveything Is Possible If You Think In Opportunities

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Talk about clandestine kit.

h/t Frag Out Magazine

Frag Out Mag #8

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

I was fortunate to run into the Frag Out team during Milipol which is a major focus of this excellent issue. I really appreciate what these guys are doing. Check it out.

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Frag Out! Issue #6 English Edition Now Available

Friday, October 9th, 2015

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The sixth issue of Frag Out! is now available in English. You can read it by clicking the image above, and past issues by clicking the link below.

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Frag Out! Issue 3 – English Edition Now Available

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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FRAG OUT #03!
Featured articles:
HK MP7
HK SFP9-SF
SHOT Show 2015
Tactical Combat Casualty Care
IRON6 SCAR mod
AK Assault Rifle Training Pt 4
Arc’teryx LEAF Khard 60
MSA TC500/800 helmets

You can read it here: fragout.uberflip.com/i/483661-frag-out-magazine-03/247

Frag Out! Issue #3 Polish Edition Is Ready

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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FRAG OUT #03!
Featured articles:
HK MP7
SHOT Show 2015
Tactical Combat Casualty Care
IRON6 SCAR mod
AK Assault Rifle Training Pt 4
Arc’teryx LEAF Khard 60
MSA TC500/800 helmets

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Frag Out! Issue 2 Now Available

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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(Click on image to view pdf.)