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  • #61
    Originally posted by X-RayOne View Post

    Wearing IR-DPM overseas in arid areas has been a policy decision. It's wanted that troops stick out like sore thumbs to avoid contacts and the poor PR of troops in contact overseas. Although noticeable that the ARW went off to play with the Germans in Mali and for Kabul were having none of it.

    We'll probably go with green electrical tape for IFF. Millions spent designing multicam variants and now every army looks identical from a distance.....Ukraine conflict boils it down to blue/yellow or white electrical tape for IFF.
    Policy decision my arse.That’s DoD spin for not wanting to fund the Desert kit for Chad.ARW had war with the Beancounters prior to Chad after being told they were getting the Dessie’s and the plug being pulled last minute.Total spin.
    "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.