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    a guy in my unit was tasked with researching info on new combat uniforms. he is part of a board looking into something similar to the new us uniform. anyone any other info on this???

  • #2
    Was there not a rumour of the army adopting the MOLLIE system? maybe thats what they're looking for.

    However if they're going for their own type of ACU then GOD HELP US ALL!!!
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    • #3
      MOLLE is a modular load bearing system, and is nothing to do with a new combat uniform.

      Most likely what is being considered is a digital pattern, similar to the universal ACUPAT used by the US army, or the desert and woodland MARPAT used by the US Marines.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Barry
        Most likely what is being considered is a digital pattern, similar to the universal ACUPAT used by the US army
        Jayus NO!!! Sure the PDF and RDF haven't even had there DPM's long. It would be a waste of money would it not?
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        • #5
          Detachable hood on the "New" smocks would be nice.

          Just in case someone important is reading this.


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          What I would like to see are the colours that are in the current uniform and the visual pattern of the german uniform
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          • #6
            A new uniform already? Why? THey had the olive greens for how many years? Unless the DPMs have become obsolete there is no point in a new uniform!!! But I wont complain as long as i get a proper issue of kit!!!
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            • #7
              as far as i know the new contracts for the combat uniforms (signed recently) are for 3 years so can't see a change until thats run its course.

              maybe its prep work for a future contract after?

              although have also heard rumours about some type of MOLLE like system being looked into as replacement for PLCE.
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              • #8
                Don't assume it is a brand new uniform

                The DPM uniforms have changed considerably since they were first brought out. He could just be testing a new update to the uniform.

                Or maybe it is a desert version of the current uniform

                Personnally, I really don't believe that they are changing the DPM uniform already.

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                • #9
                  Assuming that a digital pattern is what is being talked about, the current DPM pattern could be digitised easily, and uniforms made to the current design. The only major problem would be replacing the current pattern printing equipment with equipment that can print digital pattern.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bam Bam
                    Detachable hood on the "New" smocks would be nice.
                    Yes they would and a collar on the smock. And collar stiffeners on the shirts so we can put on a sweater withou the butterfly collar look.
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                    • #11
                      I think the cav need a shorter less bulky smuck for working in vehicles..and made from nomex to reduce the chance of fire risk.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hptmurphy
                        I think the cav need a shorter less bulky smuck for working in vehicles..and made from nomex to reduce the chance of fire risk.
                        What about nomex tank suits? At the very least there's a need for nomex gloves & balaclavas/neck-warmers.
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                        • #13
                          a new uniform ? it does seem a bit early. The last one is one of the most modern in Europe. Maybe one for desert conditions would be worthwhile, something akin to what the US marines are wearing.

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                          • #14
                            As Barry said, it's easy enough to digitise existing camo patterns. It's not beyond the realm of possibility for a digital verison of the current pattern to be brought online & issued as the 'analogue' stuff wears out.

                            It mightn't be probable, but it is possible.

                            I think the French are replacing their CE stuff in the near future.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by andy
                              Maybe one for desert conditions would be worthwhile, something akin to what the US marines are wearing.
                              Not too close though, you'd run the risk of getting shot at by terrorists abroad & getting 'arrested' by crusties at home
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