New U.S. Army combat uniforms camouflage Operational Camouflage available for summer 2015

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 08:04 AM
 
New U.S. Army combat uniforms camouflage "Operational Camouflage" available for summer 2015.
Combat uniforms featuring the United States Army's newest camouflage pattern will be available for sale in the summer of 2015, officials announced Thursday. The U.S. Army is calling its new camo the Operational Camouflage Pattern, though it's been referred to in previous tests as Scorpion W2. The pattern, with a color palette of muted greens, light beige and dark brown, was developed by Army Natick Labs in Massachusetts.
     
Combat uniforms featuring the United States Army's newest camouflage pattern will be available for sale in the summer of 2015, officials announced Thursday. The U.S. Army is calling its new camo the Operational Camouflage Pattern, though it's been referred to in previous tests as Scorpion W2. The pattern, with a color palette of muted greens, light beige and dark brown, was developed by Army Natick Labs in Massachusetts.
Master Sgt. Benjamin Owens models the Army Combat Uniform using the new Operational Camouflage Pattern. (Image source Army Times)
     
No official image of the pattern has been released by the Army, although a number of unconfirmed depictions can be found on the Internet.

The pattern will be used in all combatant commands, including Afghanistan, the Army said. Uniforms and equipment with the existing pattern won’t be discarded, but replaced only as they wear out.

The pattern was developed by the U.S. Army under the name Scorpion W2 to replace the much-maligned Universal Camouflage Pattern, a pixelated combination of green, gray and tan that some soldiers said provided bad concealment in most places.

The new pattern is said to be very similar to the MultiCam pattern, which became the standard for troops deployed to Iraq in 2010. MultiCam is privately owned by Crye Precision, the company that developed the original Scorpion pattern for the Army more than a decade ago. The Operational Camouflage Pattern, a modified version of the Scorpion pattern, belongs to the U.S. government and requires no fees to use.

Army Combat Uniforms bearing the new pattern will go on sale next summer, the U.S. Army says.

     
Combat uniforms featuring the United States Army's newest camouflage pattern will be available for sale in the summer of 2015, officials announced Thursday. The U.S. Army is calling its new camo the Operational Camouflage Pattern, though it's been referred to in previous tests as Scorpion W2. The pattern, with a color palette of muted greens, light beige and dark brown, was developed by Army Natick Labs in Massachusetts.
(Image source Army Times)
 

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