LunchMeat said:No idea, possibly none, hence why I said "some".
Could be said about our boot fiasco and other piss-poor procurement.
Dimsum said:Short of some constantly-changing chameleon suit, no one pattern can provide the best cover for everything - Multicam wouldn't work that well in the snow, for example. So, what you're really suggesting is to have 5 patterns (CADPAT TW for the spring/fall, AR for desert, MC for the "in betweens", potentially a winter pattern for snow and an urban pattern), not to replace all with MC.
The whole things sounds dumb to me. Why have a whole different uniform? If it works for the CSOR it should work for the rest of the forces? no?
Or is it we are special deal?
Nice try.Underway said:CSOFCOM pers
Underway said:CSOFCOM pers often wear US uniforms/camo for operational security. That's one of the main reasons for the differences. I've personally worked with and specifically asked about their choice of gear. I was told it is often to confuse or misdirect about who is actually operating in the area. If you wear US camo the enemy (and friends) assume you are a US unit, especially at a distance. The SOF units have or can get multiple types of camo relatively quickly and try out new stuff. They also use no-name brand pattern camo that isn't really a particular nations style once again for operational security. It's not automatically that our stuff is the worst, though I understand the typical Canadian military reflex to think that.