December 4th, 2012
06:55 PM ET

The science behind camo

The Army is ready to buy different camouflage for its fatigues and equipment, just eight years after troops in Afghanistan were outfitted with new uniform.

The move to a different uniform comes after soldiers, many of them redeploying to Afghanistan, began voicing their criticism in the summer of 2009 of the "universal" camouflage pattern, introduced in 2004 and meant to be used in all types of battle environments.

The problem: the one-size-fits-all approach of the universal pattern wasn't working.

CNN's Chris Lawrence spoke to one camo designer, whose three patterns are in running to outfit U.S. soldiers. But the developer has his eyes set even further down the road, to technology that can make U.S. troops invisible on the battlefield.

Click here for the full story on the Army's selection process.

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Wilfredo Gable

    Hey very cool web site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your website and take the feeds also…I am happy to find a lot of useful info here in the post, we need work out more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

    http://healthteazone.com/vacuum-pack-tea/

    December 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  2. Dorthey Burmeister

    https://www.facebook.com/Pro-Fishing-Tricks-942433785889565/ fishing in the dark line dance

    https://www.facebook.com/Pro-Fishing-Tricks-942433785889565/

    December 1, 2016 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  3. Marquis Godwyn

    This web page is mostly a stroll-by way of for all the data you wanted about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse here, and also you’ll positively discover it.

    http://jetbluevirtual.net/corporate/online-partners/

    November 29, 2016 at 10:55 am | Reply
  4. Forest Brynteson

    I adore this website – its so usefull and helpfull.|

    http://www.se2MDUffzZ.com/se2MDUffzZ

    November 16, 2016 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  5. Renay Ripson

    Thanks for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research on this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I am very glad to see such magnificent information being shared freely out there.

    http://www.DyTUICSfT5.com/DyTUICSfT5

    August 27, 2016 at 2:45 am | Reply
  6. dedicated hosting

    Excellent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you're just too magnificent. I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you're saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it smart. I can not wait to read much more from you. This is really a wonderful website.| dedicated hosting http://www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/NacegyDynaxiphne

    August 5, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  7. The Sweet Smell of Mendacity

    Not quite as cowardly as hiding behind women, but it'll do.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Reply
  8. Hahahahahahaha

    You suppose we could use this technology to hide all those southern republicans' trailer houses? Hahahahahahaahah

    December 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • lololo

      Actually the reality is way more highschool drop out, barely literate, ghetto, alcoholic, low IQ, welfare loving, america hating, drug using, sub human baby factory hispanics and blacks voted for Obama than obese mcdonalds eating, trailer park living sister loving, white tr@sh voted for Romney.

      December 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Reply
      • The Sweet Smell of Mendacity

        The cleaners called. Your brown shirts are ready.

        December 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  9. Paul

    Soldiers were critizing the UCP pattern in the ACUs long before 2009. Soldiers started critizing that horrible "camouflage" as soon as it was introduced.

    Tim, I'm willing to bet that they didn't interview Crye because Crye is not in the running.

    December 5, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
  10. Tim Kenney

    Why didn't you interview Crye Precision, the makers of currently the most effective universal camoflage: multicam. They have consistently understood what patterns, colors and designs work most efficiently in the field. And no, I am not on their payroll and this is not a plug.

    December 5, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.