Rob over at Military Times GearScout has confirmed the initial announcement by Soldier Systems that the Army has approved Multicam for use and will begin issuing ACUs (Army Combat Uniform in Multicam) to deploying Afghanistan troops this Summer.
This is huge news for not only our troops, but for the Tactical Gear Industry as well.
We’re looking forward to reading an article that Mike Rinaldi of Custom Gear Report tweeted about writing, on how the change will effect the custom gear industry and small business.
Multicam is definitely not taking the Army by storm and will be gradually rolled out. The initial push will be to those deploying in July, followed by those currently deployed in OEF.
According to the Army’s test results and GearScout, Multicam was the only camo pattern to rank first in all three categories of their photosimulation test.
One of the initial things that comes to mind are all the Joes that have spent their hard earned paychecks buying the good gear they need in Army UCP, and how irritated they must be right now.
At least the Army has finally admitted that UCP wasn’t effective, that was the first step.
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