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Australian Special Air Service recruiting poster camouflage data

Uncover your potential', indeed! Once you stop ogling the girl, though, you might notice that this Australian Special Air Service (SAS) recruiting poster shows Australian Disruptive Pattern Camouflage to very good effect. [Image courtesy Brad Turner collection.]

UCP D (modified)
United States of America

Ongoing complaints about the effectiveness of Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) were brought to a head by a U.S. Congressional Conference report which accompanied Bill H.R. 2346: Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009. The report stated:

The conferees understand that soldiers deployed to Afghanistan have serious concerns about the current combat uniform which they indicate provides ineffective camouflage given the environment in Afghanistan. Accordingly, the conferees direct that within funding made available the Department of Defense take immediate action to provide combat uniforms to personnel deployed to Afghanistan with a camouflage pattern that is suited to the environment of Afghanistan.

The conferees further direct the Secretary of the Army to provide a report on the program plans and budgetary adjustments necessary to provide appropriate uniforms to deployed and deploying troops to Afghanistan. The report shall be submitted to the congressional defense committees by the end of fiscal year 2009.

H.R. 2346 became Public Law No. 111-32 on 24 June 2009. As a result, the U.S. Army is now undertaking a four-phased initiative to explore alternative camouflage patterns for the ACU. The objectives are to identify a camouflage pattern that provides effective concealment for soldiers serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, and to evaluate a long-term camouflage plan for the U.S. Army.

At the time of writing, five UCP variants were under evaluation: UCP A, UCP B, UCP C, UCP D (modified), and UCP E (modified).

The variant shown here is designated UCP D or UCP Delta. It is a four-colour camouflage pattern developed from the current design, in which the 'coyote brown' seen in Woodland MARPAT has been added to the light greyish yellowish brown, light brownish grey, and olive grey palette of the original UCP design.

camouflage data

1cm grid

UCP D (modified)

As you can see, is yet to obtain a specimen of UCP D (modified). Please contact us, if you can provide one.

also known as:
  • UCP Delta (modified).
country of origin:

United States of America

National flag: United States of America

United States of America

used by:
  • U.S. Army (trials only).

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