new australian camo to be trialled

25 05 2010

New photos on the Australian Department of  Defence (DoD) website show a variation of their armed forces’ iconic ‘bunny’ or ‘jelly bean’ Disruptive Pattern Uniform (DPU). The colourway looks to be optimised for semi-arid regions like Afghanistan, and according to a source at the International Camouflage Uniform Society

The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) developed a mid point colour set that may better meet the range of environments that deployed troops are encountering, particularly within Afghanistan.
In December 2009, the Chief of Army directed an in-theatre trial of the new pattern to confirm its effectiveness. This uniform is referred to as Disruptive Pattern Mid-Point Uniform (DPMU). Subject to the successful outcome of the Australian and in-theatre trials, Army intends to roll the DPMU uniform out to deployed troops as quickly as possible.

"Disruptive Pattern Mid-Point Uniform (DPMU)"

The picture above (photo by SGT Brent Tero) illustrates the desert (DPDU) and standard colourways alongside the new Mid-Point variaton.

"New Disruptive Pattern Mid-Point Uniform (DPMU)"

Here is a clearer view of the colours (photo by SGT Brent Tero). Visit the Australian DoD web gallery for Operation Slipper to see more.


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29 05 2010
wstr

new australian camo to be trialled … and don’t they look really happy about it (esp. first pic)!

Whilst it is clearly a mid-point (as described) design, I wonder how bad the actual standard DPU is, for the brightness doesn’t look much off from multi-cam / MTP in similar lighting.

15 06 2010
Allan

Looks a bit like faded Auscam! I saw loads of Auscam when I was Down Under Mate!

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3 04 2011
Kevin Gaskell

Look at everyone of those guys faces in that first pic. They are all like “WTF?” Auscam looks crap at the best times, a faded version like this new one looks crap too (to me,) Why don’t the Australian government (or whoever it is) get with the program and go MultiCam or something digitalized like everyone else. Why spend the money when the money has already been spent by others and we know the results! I live in Australia and our trees and bushland are green and brown like everyone elses. We don’t have “orange” trees here. How does AUSCAM even work???

15 05 2011
Macca

Actually, the green auscam works very well, once it’s faded a little and you have it dirty, what will give you away first is your shape, glints of glass etc. Personally, I like it, I just think the uniform could be better designed, pockets especially.

25 06 2011
N.R. Jenzen-Jones

I have a new post up discussing Australian trial and use of DPMU, MultiCam and the new AMP here: http://securityscholar.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/big-boys-dont-crye-multicam-for-australia/

7 08 2012
KEVIN MCCLENNAN

AS A EX DIGGER FROM THE 70s AND 80s I THINK THE UINFORM IS GREAT A LOT BETTER THAN THE OLD GREENS SO LADS KEEP UP
THE GOOD JOB.FROM EX DIGGER KEVIN MCCLENNAN

6 09 2013
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