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U.S. Army soldiers of 1-102 Infantry, 86th Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Iron Gray, provide over watch security in Masamute Valley as they prepare to cordon and search the village of Bala in Laghman province, Afghanistan. The Army UCP uniform was found to be less effective in Afghanistan's mountainous terrain.

U.S. Army soldiers of 1-102 Infantry, 86th Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Iron Gray, provide over watch security in Masamute Valley as they prepare to cordon and search the village of Bala in Laghman province, Afghanistan. The Army UCP uniform was found to be less effective in Afghanistan's mountainous terrain.

brown, tan, and green, typical in fewer combinations in previous jungle, desert, forest, and urban patterns. MultiCam is designed to reflect surrounding colors and adapt to ambient light, allowing the wearer to continue blending into a variety of environments, including lighting and weather conditions, throughout the day.

As a result, U.S. and allied soldiers, who often move from desert to wooded to mountain to village environments on a single patrol, can do so wearing the same cammies while maintaining a high level of camouflage protection.

Despite tests as far back as 2005 indicating MultiCam had advantages over other patterns, however, the United States initially rejected it in favor of the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) for its Army Combat Uniform (ACU). A number of other nations, including Chile, Serbia, and Iran, followed suit.

Even so, others - including Russia, Mexico, and Australia - opted to buy MultiCam from its commercial manufacturer, Crye Precision LLC, located at New York's Brooklyn Navy Yard. In addition - and despite some criticism of going with a pattern "rejected" by the United States - since December 2009 the U.K. has used a MultiCam derivative called the Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP), to replace its nearly four-decade-old

Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) four-color woodland uniform and a lighter brown desert design.

MultiCam gained a second chance with the U.S. Army following a congressional mandate to find a new solution. That was based, in part, on soldier concerns about how well UCP was concealing them from the enemy and follow-up investigations that determined the existing ACU was ineffective in Afghanistan's mountainous terrain.

In a 2009 computerized photo-simulation test conducted by defense contractor SAIC and the Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), MultiCam bested its competitors across a selection of desert, woodland, farmland, urban, and mountain settings. It significantly outscored 16 of the 17 other patterns tested and was determined to be nearly 21 percent less detectable than UCP, the second most effective multi-environment camouflage in the study.

As might be expected, some environment-specific desert and woodland camouflage outscored both MultiCam and UCP, as well as each other, in their respective environments, but not by wide margins.

MultiCam also outperformed UCP in separate tests by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. As a result, some USASOC units in

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