When Expensive Projects Fail


A $5 billions uniform redesign by the US Army was intended to introduce a pixellated grey and black universal uniform which was even cooler than the newly introduced USMC uniform.

From the Daily Mail:

‘Essentially, the Army designed a universal uniform that universally failed in every environment,’ an Army specialist who served in Iraq told The Daily. ‘The only time I have ever seen it work well was in a gravel pit.’

Maybe a 1970s episode of Doctor Who, then.

He continued: ‘As a cavalry scout, it is my job to stay hidden. Wearing a uniform that stands out this badly makes it hard to do our job effectively. If we can see our own guys across a distance because of it, then so can our enemy.’

Rather like the British Army after the First Boer War.


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