TV News LIES

Saturday, Jun 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Military Why Is the Marine Corps Fighting With the Navy Over a Camouflage Pattern?

Why Is the Marine Corps Fighting With the Navy Over a Camouflage Pattern?

E-mail Print PDF

CamouflageMilitary combat uniforms have two purposes: to camouflage soldiers, and to hold together in rugged conditions. It stands to reason that there's only one "best" pattern, and one best stitching and manufacture. It should follow that when such a uniform is developed, the entire military should transition to it.

In 2002, the Marine Corps adopted a digital camouflage pattern called MARPAT. Rigorous field-testing proved that it was more effective than the splotched woodland pattern in use at the time, and the Combat Utility Uniform (of which it was a part) was a striking change for such a conservative institution.

Not to be outdone, the Army drew up digital plans of its own, and in 2005 issued a redesigned combat uniform in a "universal camouflage pattern" (UCP). Three years after the Marines made the change, four years after the invasion of Afghanistan, and two years after the invasion of Iraq, you might think the Army would have been loaded with data on how best to camouflage soldiers in known combat zones. You would be wrong.

In fact, not only did the Army dismiss the requirements of the operating environments, but it also literally chose the poorest performing pattern of its field tests. The "universal" in UCP refers to jungle, desert, and urban environments. In designing a uniform for wear in every environment, it designed a uniform that was effective in none.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Pentagon To Repeal Ban On Transgender Troops

Transgender ban lifted in militaryThe Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on openly serving transgender service members...

Air Force has lost 100,000 inspector general records

Air Force has lost 100,000 recordsThe Air Force announced on Friday that it has lost thousands of records belonging to the...

2 U.S. Marines under investigation for Facebook threat to gay bars

2 US Marines under investigation for threat to gay bars- Two U.S. Marines in California are under investigation for allegedly making threats on social media...

U.S. Navy admiral pleads guilty in bribery case

Robert GilbeauA U.S. Navy rear admiral pleaded guilty on Thursday to a charge of lying to federal...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!