TYR Tactical

Army Cancels Improvised Camo RFI

By close of business yesterday, the Army had cancelled the Request For Information from industry for “Request for Information on Field Solutions to Soldier Camouflage: Identify in-the-field solutions/materials that will give Soldiers the ability to improve/adjust camouflage uniforms and equipment to better match the specific terrain.” It’s too bad. This could have been pretty cool.

7 Responses to “Army Cancels Improvised Camo RFI”

  1. Craig says:

    I guess some old salty NCO whispered into the O’s ear that the info was already in the FMs and was taught by TRADOC for decades, and doesn’t cost a cent, put the kebash on the whole thing.

    I mean its pretty simple, I remember the training from my infantry days, grab some vegetation and stick it in your gear to break up your outline, carry on mission, kill.

    That coupled with any camo other than UCP and we”ll be doing pretty good.

  2. Mark says:

    So— we’re stuck with UCP?

    • SSD says:

      Mark – at least read the article and the links. There is an ongoing program, actually referenced in the article about the RFI yesterday, and written about ad nauseum here on SSD, to identify a family of camouflage patterns for the Army.

  3. Strike-Hold! says:

    The plot thickens – that is, if the stuff that comes out of the back-end of a bull is called “plot”….

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  5. Greg says:

    Can’t dress everyone in ghillie suits, that will piss off the select ones who went through weeks of hell to become ranger or scout snipers, anyway isn’t that what the little slits and the elastic bands in the helmet covers are for. For stickin brush and stuff in to break up the outline.