One of the world’s super powers is considering getting some new gear for its troops – as the USA is looking into using new DPM fabrics for its uniforms.
The U.S. Army could soon be kitting its troops out in camo gear made of a range of new DPMs (Disruptive Pattern Material).
There are currently five different companies competing to supply the uniform for US troops, each of which have already tabled designs. These five have been selected from a wider group which submitted designs as part of the Army’s “Phase IV Camouflage Improvement Effort” selection and testing process.
The designers for the companies involved will have to prove have to their patterns of desert, woodland, and transitional camouflage will cope with scientific analysis and field trials which will be held over the next nine months.
As well as new patterns for clothing the army is also after camouflage patterns to use on its weaponry. The army hopes to be able to use one pattern on weapons which will work with the patterns used for clothing in both the desert, woodland, and snow environments. This would save troops having to switch gear when moving from one theatre of operations to another.
One of the teams vying for the contract is a small one formed by two veterans who have served in Iraq. Kryptek is up against ADS, Brookwood Companies, Crye Precision, and a Government team from the US Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Centre.
Whoever gets the contract, judging by the pictures the new uniforms will be super cool and incredibly effective.
Check out these pictures and let us know what you think of the new patterns.