US Navy Testing Two New Camo Uniforms

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The Navy is set to field two new camouflage uniforms next year, just months after the last of the fleet will be issued the service’s newest pixel-pattern, blue-and-grey “Navy Working Uniform.”

Navy officials announced late last year they would provide a service-specific camouflage pattern to the ever-growing number of Sailors supporting operations in combat environments, recognizing the bright colors of their newest at-sea uniform were inappropriate for anything other than shipboard operations....

Navy Testing Two New Camo Uniforms
Going to cost them US$80m too.
 
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Yet not everyone can wear the desert ones and some will still wear the old stuff. Whats the point? Im sure it would be easier if all the yanks just wore marpat.
 
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Wouldn't it be more logical - and cheaper, just to use the same as their army or marine corps? Just sew on the relevent boy scout badges and it's good to go!
 
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I think you underestimate just how tribal the 5 US Armed Services are. No way would they ever use something designed by one of the others, its why the USAF has refused to stop using the 'Tiger Stripe' camo. They make our three services look like the bestest closest oppos in the world ever...est
 
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I think you underestimate just how tribal the 5 US Armed Services are. No way would they ever use something designed by one of the others, its why the USAF has refused to stop using the 'Tiger Stripe' camo. They make our three services look like the bestest closest oppos in the world ever...est
[video=youtube;IueDj96fhqI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IueDj96fhqI[/video]
 
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A friend of mine who has been issued the new blue digital pattern uniform says sailors are not allowed to wear it at sea because the new pattern makes it harder to find somebody who has fallen overboard at night.

It also looks bloody awful.
 

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A friend of mine who has been issued the new blue digital pattern uniform says sailors are not allowed to wear it at sea because the new pattern makes it harder to find somebody who has fallen overboard at night.

It also looks bloody awful.
uniform FAIL.

whats the ruddy point of that then? and tribal or not YD, it's bloody stupid. but then, it is the septics.
 

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What ON EARTH is the point of this? Totally irrelevant at sea and useless ashore unless there is a blue desert or blue forest for them to hide in.
 
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A friend of mine who has been issued the new blue digital pattern uniform says sailors are not allowed to wear it at sea because the new pattern makes it harder to find somebody who has fallen overboard at night.

It also looks bloody awful.
I'm pretty sure that the new pattern would'nt look too different to the old one, at night, after a dunking - both would turn pretty dark. If that's the reason, the US should issue them some day-glow kit
 
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Speaking of day-glow, the RAN has recently issued a grey version of DPCU...with prominent reflector strips! It's some sort of 'corporate branding' exercise apparently, which is BS because they're not part of a corporation, they're ADF personnel!
 
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uniform FAIL.

whats the ruddy point of that then? and tribal or not YD, it's bloody stupid. but then, it is the septics.
Ah yes you are right of course. Stupid in every respect. All 300 million.

We can but hope to be as brilliant as some of the decisions made byour British cousins such as the spanking new Chinooks, all cozy in their climate-controlled hanger, the rather short-lived deployment of Vector vehicles to Afghan, the 60/51mm mortar issue, the 40mm GMG, BOWMAN PRC-354, the FIST fiasco, and the PAM 45 re-write--all models of clear thinking there. Herrumph Herrumph. ;-)

For the record I think the Navy was very ill-advised as to its current uniform.
 
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Speaking of day-glow, the RAN has recently issued a grey version of DPCU...with prominent reflector strips! It's some sort of 'corporate branding' exercise apparently, which is BS because they're not part of a corporation, they're ADF personnel!
It's been around for a while now - I think maybe a year and a bit to two years? I saw it being sported on the ads for Sea Patrol.
 
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They could try pith helmets and red tunics with white cross-straps...
 

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When Mrs BA was in BASTION in 2008 working with surgical teams from the Marine Expeditionary Force who were US Navy medics and nurses they were wearing army ACU because they were supporting an Army operation and the neither the navy or the marines would issue them with navy 3 color(sic) desert or desert MARPAT.

The Dutch are also odd in that the Army wears DPM but the Marines wear us woodland.

Roll on when we all wear a variation of multicam.
 

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Especially as the Assuies had a perfectly good sea going "romper suit" overall system that was fire resistant (most important thing for a Naval working uniform), lots of pockets, comfy and hard wearing.
 

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