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Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-14 02:07||
#2 What needs "ditching" is the Army's Uniform Board.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-14 03:18||
#3 and beret.
Posted by rammer 2012-07-14 09:34||
#4 This is ludicrous. It is impossible to have a one size fits all camouflage design. IMHO any reasonable intelligent, experienced grunt could come up with a decent pattern for the environment in question off the top of his head.
The backgrounds are infinitely varied and as a result perfect camouflage is impossible. Good enough is the best you can hope for.
This is nothing more than desk jockey envy played out with taxpayers money.
Posted by AlanC 2012-07-14 10:15||
#5 Related: Why did the USN need to come up w/ it's own blue toned pixel camo? seems like the bad guys would think something's up when they take a peek at a carrier w/ nobody on it.....
Smells like make work @ the Navy Exchange Uniform board......
Posted by USN, Ret. 2012-07-14 11:10||
#6 I remember pointing out how useless this pattern was in Iraq and being scolded for not appreciating the subtle charms of this pattern. I am glad they finally got someone on the Uniform Board with a pair of eyes.
Posted by Frozen Al 2012-07-14 11:28||
#7 re the Navy's camo uniform: If I'm on a ship and the ship goes down I don't want to be in the water camouflaged as a wave. Give me something in a tasteful white, thank you.
Posted by Fred 2012-07-14 11:34||
#8 Bring back the tiger strip!
Posted by bman 2012-07-14 11:41||
#9 I recall when the Army black beret was first introduced. The initial issue was yes.... Made In China. An almost immediate uproar caused a recall.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-14 11:48||
#10 LOL Fred
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-14 12:38||
#11 Why did the USN need to come up w/ it's own blue toned pixel camo?
It's a very slow roll to the "purple suit".
Another decade or two, we'll all be Canadians.
Posted by Pappy 2012-07-14 14:55||
#12 Fred's training demands he auto-default to the worst case scenario. Outcomes beyond that (accompanied by individual survival) are ammunition for a future war story.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-14 15:03||
#13 Green for woodland areas and khaki for the desert. That's worked for a lot of years.
Posted by OCCD 2012-07-14 17:06||
#14 In the future, everyone will become Canadian.
Posted by manversgwtw 2012-07-14 17:43||
#15 Never understood the one-size fits all attitude. I'd like to see them bring back some classic uniform designs, when not in theater does it matter if your uniform is blue?
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-07-14 19:10||
#16 One size fits all, eh? Hopefully that idea doesn't catch on.
Posted by gorb 2012-07-14 20:33||
#17 "Essentially, the Army designed a universal uniform that universally failed in every environment,"
We often rail at the gov't for doing things in a half-ass way, but I think they deserve our admiration here. Anyone can make a high-visibility uniform with dayglo colors, but these guys have managed, using what is ostensibly a camouflage pattern in muted colors, to make a uniform visible against any background. And they only spent $5 billion USD to do it. Sure, it seems like a lot, but sometimes you gotta spend money to save money.
Posted by SteveS 2012-07-14 20:37||
#18 Maybe they should have asked Ralph Lauren. After all, he's done a stellah job on the US Olympic uniforms.
Posted by Pappy 2012-07-14 21:02||
#19 The Joint Strike Fighter of uniforms.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-07-14 21:07||
#20 I think BP just won the thread.
Posted by SteveS 2012-07-14 21:46||
#21 Touche, BP.
Posted by Pappy 2012-07-14 22:53||