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October 1, 2019 | Local, Land

Photos: Petawawa soldiers test new camouflage uniform pattern

Soldiers at Petawawa are involved in testing what could be the new camouflage uniform pattern for the Canadian Forces.

Known as “Prototype J” the new camouflage pattern is being examined as a possible replacement for both the current arid (tan) and temperate woodland (green) camouflage.

Various camouflage patterns were examined as part of the SOCEM (Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization) Project but this is the first to be taken out to the field for a large-scale test.

The prototype pattern, developed by Canadian defence scientists, is predominately brown, with some green and black. The addition of more brown in the pattern reflects the desire to bring it more into the middle of the spectrum and is not necessarily tied to a specific operating environment, according to the Canadian Army.

The current Canadian Disruptive Pattern, or CADPAT, has been in use since the early 2000s.

Here are photos of the new camouflage in use. All photos are by Aviator Melissa Gloude.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/photos-petawawa-soldiers-test-new-camouflage

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