- The Washington Times - Friday, May 23, 2014

U.S. Army soldiers are getting a new standard camouflage pattern to give them concealment on missions: Scorpion.

The Army is doing away with the unpopular Universal Camouflage Pattern that it has relied on for more than a decade, Military.com reported Friday.


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The new pattern for the Army combat uniform is very similar to Crye Precision’s Multicam, which blends green, brown and tan in ways that “been a favorite of Special Operations Command for almost a decade,” the website reported.

While senior leadership has been briefed by Sgt. Major of the Army Raymond Chandler III about the change, an official phase-out date for the old camouflage pattern has not been announced.

“It’s not an instantaneous change,” Kyli Hanson, program manager for Army Combat Uniforms for Blue Water Defense, told Military.com.

The website noted that it could take up to five months alone just to print the fabric, inspect the product and sew the uniforms together.