Saturday, July 21, 2012

Army gives up on $5 billion worth of camo

"The U.S. Army has finally surrendered to overwhelming criticism of its current camouflage uniforms, which cost the service $5 billion but failed to sufficiently hide soldiers in combat.

The Army began using a pixilated design in 2004, claiming it would help troops blend in with natural surroundings wherever they were. But soldiers found the camo to do just the opposite, making it more difficult for them to hide from the enemy. One anonymous Army specialist who wore the gray Universal Camouflage Pattern, or UCP in Iraq, told The Daily, that “The only time I have ever seen it work well was in a gravel pit.”

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