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Stayangry
12-20-2009, 05:24 AM
The British army is to adopt a new camo pattern, for the first time in decades. Interestingly, it is explicitly described as being derived from Crye Multicam. Looks good. Just a shame it won't be produced at home.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/6844734/British-Army-to-get-new-uniforms---turned-down-by-the-US-and-made-in-China.html

S.E.G
12-20-2009, 03:03 PM
http://i46.tinypic.com/15ib1w4.jpg

Interesting to see that there kit will be manufactured in China.

rob.balaguer
12-20-2009, 04:37 PM
Too 1990's.. Hahaha.. We next?

AbnMedOps
12-20-2009, 06:40 PM
Multi-Cam, but cross-bred with the shapes found in DPM.

Fascinating.

steveb
12-21-2009, 11:03 AM
There are several more links on the British MTP camo, listed on Wikipedia already. At least seven countries are now officially using some form of Multicam.

Also, there is a CNN video showing UCP-Delta worn in the field (Task Force Mountain Warrior) at www.soldiersystems.net
Not as 'pretty' as MC, but looks to be quite effective (the addition of Coyote Brown seems to take care of the main problem with the current ACU pattern -- too bluish and too light for multiple environments)

andyoz
12-22-2009, 09:00 AM
The RMP will probabbly get it first and then it'll be found for sale in the local surplus and/or ebay 10mins later. :P Just my cynical opinion. Given the large amount of privately purchased Multicam (or knock off) in use by the British forces already it's not such a leap. So far it seems the new armour and kit won't be produced in MTP for a while.

The PECOC discussion on arrse has some info here: http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=95693/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=620.html

jeriah
12-28-2009, 08:26 PM
I like it. The effectiveness of MultiCam with a distinctive British twist.

rob.balaguer
01-03-2010, 11:09 AM
I'm getting anxious- I never bought UCP anything because I knew it wouldn't last, I'll be so pissed if they unauthorize CB with UCP-D. Why can't we in states decide on something so direct and easy in the near future? Still holding off on a Gen2 Navigator..

straps
01-04-2010, 05:02 PM
I'm getting anxious- I never bought UCP anything because I knew it wouldn't last, I'll be so pissed if they unauthorize CB with UCP-D. Why can't we in states decide on something so direct and easy in the near future? Still holding off on a Gen2 Navigator..

HUUUGE +1 on that.

I'm standing here with all the slack off the trigger on an AG1, but a little skittish about dropping 6 bills on something that some pogue who's never been shot at will tell me not to wear. Funny how that works...

Probably gonna go with Coyote myself, and keep the rattlecan and UCP stencils handy. Kind of hoping for some consensus about the way forward after SHOT, combined with the findings published after the "Afghanistan Camo Test."

AbnMedOps
01-05-2010, 10:44 PM
I'll bet that whatever pattern is adopted for Afghanistan will be considered "theater specific" and issue / turned in as Organizational Issue, not allowed outside of AOR. For at least few years, until we go through yet another total revision of uniforms.

straps
02-17-2010, 02:52 PM
I'll bet that whatever pattern is adopted for Afghanistan will be considered "theater specific" and issue / turned in as Organizational Issue, not allowed outside of AOR. For at least few years, until we go through yet another total revision of uniforms.

And you know whoooo?

Soldier Systems reports that CSA (GEN Casey) has chosen MC for ALL forces deployed in support of OEF-Afghanistan:

http://soldiersystems.net/2010/02/17/army-to-field-multicam-in-afghanistan/

CjMills
02-17-2010, 04:51 PM
And thankfully I was able to change my order to Foliage after seeing this update.

Chris