New MultiCam Multi-Environment Camouflage Pattern by Crye Precision

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by David Crane
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The Crye Precision website is now active. The industrial design firm, Crye Associates, launched the Crye Precision website to promote their new MultiCam multi-environment camouflage pattern.

MultiCam, according to the Crye Precision website, "is a Multi-Environment Camouflage™ system, which was developed by Crye Precision in co-operation with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Center {a.k.a. U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (Natick)], as an experiment to determine whether a single camouflage pattern could be effective in limiting the visual and near-IR signature of a person across a wider range of environments and seasons."

Crye Precision say’s the following about MultiCam camouflage on the MultiCam website:…

"We spent a lot of time looking at how natural camouflage works, how animals blend with their environments and how natural objects take on the colors that surround them. We considered where it is the hardest to hide and studied which terrain/environmental elements were common to as many environments as possible.

We studied how lighting affects environmental elements. We also tracked the seasonal and elevation changes that affect any one region and tried to factor all this together to make a highly adaptive and effective pattern. We then started putting our findings to the test by creating a digital composite of our observations. We spent a lot of time talking with users, going over our approach with them, factoring in their observations and concerns about everything from getting rid of black to launderability. We then when back to the computer and created a digital image of over 100 layers trying to match our basic idea for how we thought it could work.

Once we had something we liked, we started prototyping it and testing it. We tested it for over a year and a half with the US Army and found it to be more effective than we had originally thought possible. After 2 consecutive tests by the US Army, where it came in top out of all candidates for multiple environment effectiveness for day and night, we adjusted the scale and contrast of the pattern to account for production and laundering and have what is now called MultiCam ™."

Pretty impressive. Crye Associates obviously put a lot of research, work, and testing into MultiCam’s development. U.S. Army Natick’s Scorpion program (precursor to the Objective Force Warrior (OFW) program, now the Future Force Warrior (FFW) program), was a fairly well-funded testbed for many new soldier technologies, including combat camouflage.

Because effective combat camouflage is vital to soldier protection on the 21st century battlefield, camouflage technology was one of the priority technologies of the program. After all, you can’t hit what you can’t see. Better not to get shot or even shot at, at all, than to have to rely on your body armor, no matter how advanced that body armor might be.
Click here to view images of Crye Precision MultiCam multi-environment camouflage.

Click here to read DefenseReview’s previous article on Crye Associates’/Crye Precision’s new MultiCam multi-environment/universal camouflage pattern, titled New MultiCam Combat Camouflage Pattern by Crye Associates/Crye Precision.

If you’d like to find out about MultiCam multi-environment camouflage products and availability, you can contact Crye Precision at 718-246-3838, or via email at [email protected]. If you decide to contact Crye Precision by phone, ask for Gregg Thompson.

Eagle Industries Unlimited, Inc. is one of the manufacturers that will be producing products in the new Crye Precision MultiCam universal camouflage pattern. Eagle Industries can be contacted at 636-343-7547, or via email at [email protected].

Crye Precision is a division of Crye Associates. Crye Associates is owned and operated by Caleb Crye. You can contact Crye Associates at 718-246-1515, or via email at [email protected].

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