posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 09:57 PM
The Army is going to replace the ACU uniform. I wondered why I had been seeing more and more pics and videos of soldiers wearing Multicam camo
uniforms. The "universal" ACU uniform apparently sucks in every environment!
Current ACU Uniform
In 2004, the Army decided to scrap the two traditional camouflage uniforms that had long been used by the military—one meant for woodland
environments, another for the desert—and claimed to have come up with a universal pattern that could be worn anywhere and blend in with any
environment. The $5 billion dollar experiment with the universal pattern is over as the Army is phasing out the uniform after less than a decade of
use. But many soldiers and observers are wondering why it took this long and cost this much to replace an item that performed poorly from the start
during a period when the money could have been spent on other critical needs, like potentially life saving improvements to military vehicles and body
The article does not say what is being considered for the replacement. Or if it will be one pattern for all environments, or multiple patterns for
I have read that the Navy is also going to replace the stupid (my opinion) digital blue camo uniform. Sailors joke about not being seen or found if
they fall overboard! What does it hide you from?
edit on 14-10-2013 by Magister because: tried to fix link