24 December 2009

British Army getting new camouflage?

The Brits are getting new camouflage uniforms.

The uniform of the British Army is to be changed for the first time in almost 40 years.
The new Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) will replace the traditional four colour woodland uniform known as No.8: Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM).
Forces in Afghanistan will start to get the new uniforms in March next year, with the whole army upgraded by 2011.
MTP is designed for a wide range of environments, including the volatile 'green zone' of Helmand province.
British troops in Afghanistan currently use a mix of desert camouflage and temperate DPM, depending on which area they are operating in.
There are three main types of terrain in Helmand - desert, the agricultural 'green zone' either side of the Helmand river, and residential areas comprised of dusty buildings and mud huts.
One soldier said that the mix-and-match was far from ideal and made units stand out, especially in the 'green zone'.

By: Widow 6-7

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