Almost started a few weeks back the next, now the fourth step of the contest to create new colors. In the fourth round immediately involved five design bureaus: ADS in collaboration with Hyperstealth Biotechnology, Brookwood, Crye Precision, Kryptek and the Research Center of the U.S. Army soldier's outfit. Now we can not say exactly who is a favorite of "competition" — the fact that all of these organizations have a certain weight in the field of clothing, also known for their innovations. Because it's unclear who exactly will get a final agreement on the creation of camouflage colors and the creation of a minimum test batch. This would be possible now and honorable soldier's outfit Research Center, and perhaps comparable to a young company Kryptek. Finals of the competition and the commission's decision will depend on what exactly will the contestants.
During today's contest firms parties must submit three new picture: forest, desert and versatile. If the first with 2 more or less clear, with a third contestants obviously have to work perfectly. In addition, the universal 'pattern' should be the basis for schemes staining techniques and weapons. If the men can give a corresponding current conditions uniform, then with armored vehicles or artillery are not easy to tell. So Makarov, the real part is required to have a coloring befitting a descent of several types of terrain. It is clear that to make such sketch it will be very hard.
By completely understandable reasons, the general public still have to enjoy only small press releases and attached to them in advance staged photo. It is logical, because the sample collection uniforms are still hidden in some measure to illumine and they will be on the test. All the while, some testers and ordinary soldiers involved in the work, will be in a different landscape, weather, and that similar criteria, while others will conduct photo and video in order to check the properties of competitive colors.
Interestingly, the most image displayed form, sewn from fabric with a "digital" picture. This is a product of military design was created almost 30 years ago. The main difference between digital camouflage patterns from the past is its effectiveness. Thanks to the "figure" is composed of similar square "pixels" per se camouflage yet the least "sensitive" to the distance from the observer to the camouflaged object. In addition, a perfect combination of colors enhances this effect. As an example of correct forms of interaction spots and their colors can result from the desert pattern of ADS. It is used only four colors, but the stains with rovnenky edges run across each other relatively smoothly. Because of the proper placement of colors desert-camo from ADS can look like part of the landscape of sand with shadows, half-shadows and uneven lying sand. The main thing in the application of this figure — correctly guessing the scale patterns on the fabric. Simulation of light and shade can be useful for camouflage objects larger than a fighter. For example, vehicles or tanks. So Makar, the only discrepancy in concealing a similar technique could remain dusty trail that occurs when driving on the sand surface.
Forest pattern on the very same ADS in some measure like the desert, but it is the main color of green. Spots 3-greenish colors and 1st dark woodland this version has approximately the same manner as in desert-camo. In the development of the two designers of camouflage patterns ADS increased attention paid form of colored spots. The fact that their poor form could lead to a sharp decrease in the effectiveness of coloring. Apparently, not even waste time and effort in research on the form of colored spots, ADS joined forces with Hyperstealth Biotechnology. "Giperstels Bayoteknolodzhi" at one time seriously study the issue of forms and combinations of colored spots on camouflage. As a result, their work has intrigued
one of the leading companies in the field of camouflage clothes.
Founded by veterans of the U.S. armed forces Kryptek company involved in the competition without the help of others, that does not prevent her to create solutions worthy of attention. As a universal camouflage "Kriptek" offers a sketch, named Nomad («Nomad"). This coloring looks so original and not out of habit, the developers refer to it as 3D-camouflage. Indeed, gaze at this sketch appears specific feeling. The key to this effect lies in "a two-layer" pattern, if I may say so, the substrate camouflage Nomad is a set of fuzzy and smoothly flowing into each other's shadows in different colors. Over it caused the black outline of random polygons. The exact shape of the upper layer contrasts markedly with blurred bottom, which ultimately leads to the not entirely pleasant to gaze at the entire draft. The unique method of "smash" the silhouette of a fighter or technology. Noteworthy that Nomad at the theoretical level can be carried out in at least some color politrila, from the Arctic to the desert, depending on customer requirements. Argues that all of the color options of "Nomad" have similar efficacy to hide the object.
For some unknown reason, are relatively new and unique camouflage pictures submitted for the contest only Kryptek and ADS in conjunction with Hyperstealth Biotechnology. Other members of the basis for its own new patterns of old and took only changed them to a greater or lesser extent. Because all there is reason to believe that specific "Kriptek" or ADS can get a contract for the supply of new uniforms. But such is the final of the competition will be in this case, if the Pentagon decides to change the existing coloring on radically new. Than the South American military bureaucrats do not wish to receive so-modern sketch of camouflage, then as a favorite will probably firm, finalized an old coloring. Which path will the South American military, is not yet clear. Moreover, there is no one view and in the Pentagon. Tests with the role of a fighter just started and the prospects of entries can be read not before the end of the coming summer.