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1 February 2007: Soldiers from the Future Combat Systems, Evaluation Brigade Combat Team, during a live demonstration at Oro Grande Range, Fort Bliss, Texas. Although it was not successful in the U.S. Army universal camouflage trials, MultiCam™ has nevertheless featured prominently in many Future Force Warrior examples. [Image: Wikipedia.]

United States of America

MultiCam™ is a modern multiple-environment camouflage pattern, which was developed by Crye Associates in conjunction with the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center. It is a six-colour camouflage pattern, which relies heavily upon colour gradients to allow its overall appearance to change from greenish to brownish in different areas of the fabric. Smaller dark brown and light pinkish blotches spread irregularly throughout the pattern break up the larger background areas. This single colour combination is designed to be effective in all environments.

MultiCam™ was developed as a potential replacement for the out-dated U.S. woodland pattern and U.S. 3-color desert camouflage. It performed well during the U.S. Army universal camouflage trials (2002–2004), but eventually lost to the Universal Camouflage Pattern.

Nevertheless, MultiCam™ is currently used by some units within the U.S. military's Special Operations Command, as well as by some private military contractors. Some local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies also make use of the camouflage pattern; the Department of Homeland Security ICE SRT is a case in point. is grateful to Sean Boston, for his invaluable contribution to this article.

camouflage data

1cm grid


Specimen of MultiCam™

Specimen kindly supplied by Sean Boston

Actual size: not known

also known as:
  • Multisham (pejorative).
  • Munticam.
country of origin:

United States of America

National flag: United States of America

United States of America

used by:
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security ICE SRT.
  • Private military contractors.
  • Some local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Some Special Operations Command units.
also used by:

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