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Tags: camouflage news, digital camo
Categories : apparel, camo, camouflage, camouflage news, clothing, military camouflage
A reader from the International Camouflage Uniform Society took this picture of a smock, made in the UK by a small but well known Lancaster military clothing manufacturer, in a camouflage pattern apparently intended for Luxembourg’s armed forces.
pic courtesy of Mr M. Jaab, ICUS
Interestingly, this pattern is a variation of Finland’s recently introduced M/05 digital camouflage design, which has been seen in summer, winter and snow colour schemes, but not previously in this particular colourway. Edit: I now believe that this is the ‘winter’ pattern, and that flash photography has lightened the colours. See this image for comparison.
Luxembourg’s army is tiny, at less than 1000 members, and so has never before had it’s own camouflage pattern, being clothed instead in surplus US Army woodland camouflage Battle Dress Uniforms (BDU) or Belgian desert ‘jigsaw’ pattern attire. This may herald a change in the everyday dress of the Luxembourg soldier, or it may only be part of a trial to find a new camouflage – as I learn more, you can be sure you will read it here!
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Tags: animal camouflage, camo, camouflage, camouflage news, concealment, deception, fish, humour, mimicry
Categories : camo, camouflage, camouflage humour, camouflage news, concealment, crap ideas, deception, entertainment, fish, marine biology, nature, oddities, sealife, Uncategorized, wildlife, zoology
As seen in this morning’s FT. I’m a tad disappointed no-one from the media approached me for a subject matter expert comment on this. For instance, they forgot to mention mimetic resemblance, wherein a potentially dangerous thing (e.g. Quantitative Easing) pretends to be something harmless (i.e. charitable giving from a conjurer’s hat of magic money), like when the Canadian Freshwater Shark mimics a floating log in order to catch its favourite prey – lumberjacks. It’s a fishy business, government spin. Anyhow, my scanner isn’t working, so I took a photo of the article for posterity, and copied the content below (my italics added):
A secret Treasury memo leaked this morning reveals how the government intends to mask the enormity of our country’s crippling financial deficit, using classic subterfuge techniques commonly used by the military to disguise men and equipment.
The communiqué, issued from Chancellor Kevin Darling’s office, was addressed to Merkin King, governor of the Royal Bank of England.
It outlines steps – to be taken by spokespeople when issuing statements to the press about piscal policy – that are intended to obscure the size of the national debt, including:
• Dividing the deficit into sub-units, such as external and internal liability and short term and long term indebtedness, thus making the overall amount harder to perceive: this is similar to disruptive camouflage used by many animals to break up the contours and symmetry of their bodies or by soldiers to obscure the shapes of men, vehicles and aircraft.
• Blending the debt against a background context of world insolvency, similar to camouflage colours and patterns employed by soldiers’ combat uniforms to match the environment.
• Diverting scrutiny away from the issue by focussing attention on the United States’ even more embarrassing monetary problems, known as misdirection by camouflage experts.
• Mentioning the amount of borrowing quickly and indistinctly whilst simultaneously coughing into a hand and waving at an imaginary friend across the road: another form of misdirection.
Pass this article on to all those you know – it’s time we call the politicians’ bluff and show them that they can’t pull the wool over our eyes!
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Tags: arid camo, camouflage design, camouflage news, custom camouflage, desert camouflage, design, digital camo, hyde definition, pencott, pixellated, snow camouflage
Categories : camo, camouflage, camouflage design, camouflage news, PenCott multi environment camouflage, snow camouflage
I will be attending this year’s Internationale Waffen Ausstellung (IWA) – an annual trade-show for the shooting, hunting and firearms industry taking place in Nuremberg, Germany, from the 12th to the 15th of March 2010.
IWA is the second largest trade-show of its type, after SHOT in the United States.
I will be visiting companies in the outdoor clothing sector to promote Hyde Definition’s innovative PenCott Multi-Environment Camouflage™ and to reveal additional new colour-ways addressing arid, mountain, urban, snow and low-light operational needs.
This show is a fantastic chance to show the industry what we’ve been developing, but I’ve got a lot of leg work to do – the venue is huge and I’m meeting companies from one end to the other across the weekend!
If you would like to meet with me at the show to discuss the exciting opportunities offered by Hyde Definition’s ground-breaking concealment solutions, give me a call on +44 208 123 0302 or +44 7764842047, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
9 of the available PenCott colour-ways
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Tags: afghanistan, arid camo, british army, british camo, camouflage, concealment, desert camouflage, mod
Categories : afghanistan, apparel, army, british army, camo, camouflage, chinook, clothing, concealment, defence, environmental camouflage, image of the day, military camouflage, MTP, multi-terrain pattern, PenCott multi environment camouflage, war on terror
Picture: Sergeant Dan Harmer RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010
Desert DPM: the British Army’s secret new-old multi-terrain camouflage!
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Tags: afghanistan, arid camo, british army, british camo, camouflage, desert camouflage, snow camouflage
Categories : afghanistan, army, british army, camo, camouflage, DPM, image of the day, snow camouflage
Ordinarily, the last place you would expect to wear desert camo. However, believe it or not, Brit desert DPM is a good match for the dead stalks of winter grass.
Picture: Corporal Jim Barron RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010
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Tags: ACU, afghanistan, arid camo, army combat uniform, british camo, camo, camouflage, crye, desert camouflage, digital camo, french camo, Hyperstealth, pixellated, snow camouflage, Swedish splinter camouflage
Categories : ACU, afghanistan, apparel, camo, camouflage, clothing, crye precision, DPM, environmental camouflage, military camouflage, multicam, snow camouflage, Swedish M/90, UCP, universal camouflage pattern, war on terror
In the spirit of the recent trend toward an increase in the thought and development of uniforms for troops, including the design of features as well as camo patterns, Strike-Hold! has posted loads of great pictures in an article about 21st Century camo uniforms.
"Call that a knife? THIS is a knife!"
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Categories : camo, camouflage, footwear
Pic courtesy of ITS
Bryan, over at the ITS blog, is making an appeal to all readers with an interest in seeing Converse’s iconic Chuck Taylor All-Star high-top basketball shoes become available in a tacti-cool olive colour. What would make him want to do that? Click on over to his gig and find out!