B5 Systems

Who’d a Thunk It

An article on camouflage with little new info has spawned an outrageous amount of misinformation. Amazing. All over the place I’ve been reading that the Army is replacing its camouflage uniform with patten X or pattern Y. All conjecture. The article is good, it’s just that this has all been talked about before. Except, they want to pin the tail on the donkey and I don’t see what good that will really do. It’s all water under the bridge. The institution has learned from the mistake and is taking action to ensure that any future camo patterns are well vetted to avoid any question as to how it was chosen.

But, let’s remember, the Army is LOOKING at camouflage. There is no transition path in place that turns the camouflage patterns PEO Soldier is currently evaluating into uniforms on Soldier’s backs. Cross your fingers and hope that the Army replaces the ill conceived, so-called Universal Camouflage Pattern.

And, visit SSD regularly to keep up with the latest news on the Army’s Camouflage Improvement Effort.

5 Responses to “Who’d a Thunk It”

  1. Jess Banda says:

    Gret question, you see this issue raised often with holster manufacturers…with some accusing others of “stealing” their design.
    I think it’s up to the individual consumer to determine the fine line between similarity, innovation and plain ‘ol thievery.

  2. Haji says:

    The thing that concerns me most (as a tax payer, not as an end user) is that it’s entirely possible that the Army won’t choose any of the patterns that are already being studied. It’s probably not likely, but it is possible.

    • SSD says:

      You’re right, it is possible. I keep hearing that UCP is out but there is no transition path to field anything new.

  3. majrod says:

    Why didn’t you guys include a link to the story so folks can read and judge for themseleves?