Could This Be the Next Generation of Urban Camo?

Really? As military.com‘s Kit Up! blog tells us, HyperStealth (Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment and Deception) is testing out the next gen in urban camo designs. “CUEPAT-2 (Canadian Urban Environment Pattern) version-2 … is the unconventional pattern in field trials, previous computer simulations showed this pattern to be quite effective for both outdoor and indoor urban environments. The perceived depth within the pattern throws off the ambient and focal vision from noticing the target.” While it looks more like something you’d see in Rayon on a douche canoe cruising the bars on a Friday night, if it keeps even one soldier safer, it’s worth the ridicule.

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  1. avatar Joe nobody says:

    Looks like m.c. Escher designed it. Its a neat concept though. If it works well they wont even know your there to make fun of.

  2. avatar JT says:

    The only problem I see is that it’s too consistent. Unless they have a way to randomly generate the “3D building” effect, it will be too easy to spot. Compared to the default camouflage patterns militaries use, which are not so much random, but they have too much “pattern” that it’s too damn hard to tell the difference between two patterns.

    I’m not sure about field trials for this camouflage pattern, but I think the focus is more on a soldier actually *hiding*, rather than the pattern of his clothing.

    Not that I have any issues with new products to help our’s and our ally’s troops though, extra help for them is always welcome.

  3. avatar Joe nobody says:

    I just thought of something. I bet this would work great on larger objests like vehicles and maybe even tents or something.

    1. avatar JT says:

      Or you could always do this:

      http://www.taphilo.com/history/WWII/USAAF/Boeing/index.shtml

      During WWII, this plant that manufactured B-17’s (greatest bomber ever), was camouflaged under huge tarps that looked just like suburbs. Ingenious idea, but I think pretty soon adaptive camouflage will be more commonplace once the military does more testing. Let’s say another 40 years or so..

  4. avatar sdog says:

    looks very postmodern.

  5. avatar dan says:

    it looks nice but what happens once you put on your plate carrier, and other tactical combat load, it turns to junk thats what.

  6. avatar Lemming says:

    Sort of like WWI dazzle camo?

  7. avatar Joe nobody says:

    Of course the best camo is the one we dont know about.

  8. avatar Tom says:

    The Germans sort of had a camo pattern sort of like this in 1944 and 1945. They did not have buildings, but the same soft low contrast blocky design did take place. Everything old is new again.

  9. avatar Mikeb302000 says:

    Does that come with tourniquet pants?

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