I've noticed with some (just a little, not a lot!) interest in the way quite a few of the armed forces around the world have adopted new patterns of DPM for their military in the last 5-10 years. As far as I can make out, this is due to their research blokes suggesting that the new stuff is a better basic camo pattern than that it replaced. Apart from minor changes in colouring and contrast, Brit DPM has remained unchanged since the early 1970's. Is this because: 1. Ours was right first time and needs unchanged? 2. It probably needs updated, but the bean-counters won't countenance spending on a new uniform? Also, am I not right in thinking the pattern of our DPM was designed specifically around its use in temperate Northern Europe? Now that we're fighting in constantly changing environments, is it time for an updated pattern that can take into account different, though similar environments? Not interested in the purely aesthetic value of our DPM, it's hard to remain fashion concious at 3am in the same smelly combats you've had on for the last week! I'm just curious should anyone with a more enlightend view, or superior knowledge on the subject wish to enlighten me.