The U.S. Army is considering a wardrobe change.
Five camouflage design teams have been chosen to move onto the next stage of the Army’s selection and testing process of Phase IV Camouflage Improvement Effort.
The designers have to prove that their patterns of desert, woodland, and transitional camouflage stand up to scientific analysis and field trials over the next nine months.
The Army is also interested in a pattern for equipment and gear to cross over all three environment color schemes. This means soldiers won’t have to switch their equipment to match what they’re wearing in different environments.