The Operational Camouflage Pattern Hopes to Make Soldiers More Invisible

By: Meghan Young - Jun 6, 2015
References: army.mil & theverge
The latest Operational Camouflage Pattern has finally been unveiled, replacing the disappointing Universal Camouflage Pattern, which has been used since 2004. Although the latter was supposed to increase soldiers' invisibility, it essentially did the opposite. To improve its uniforms' performance, the Army setup a competition in 2010 to come up with a new design.

As it turns out, the chosen design -- Operational Camouflage Pattern -- was actually designed in-house in 2002. That's right, none of the participants in the competition actually created something that could compete. Set to be sold in military clothing stores, the Operational Camouflage Pattern may technically be an old uniform, but it is promised to deliver much better results, to the relief of soldiers and their loved ones around the world.