HOW IT WORKS
MultiCam® patterns take advantage of the way the human eye and brain perceive shape, volume, and color. Since only a very small portion of the human eye perceives color, the brain does a lot of “filling-in” for the eye. The unique high resolution design of MultiCam® takes advantage of this principle and helps the observer to “see” the pattern as part of the background. The MultiCam® family of patterns rely more on a blending effect than a traditional contrast effect to disguise the wearer. This effect allows them to perform well in a wide range of environmental conditions. It also helps maintain the patterns’ effectiveness even at close ranges where low resolution patterns often stand out against the natural (non-pixelated) environment.
HOW MULTICAM® WAS DEVELOPED
We spent a lot of time studying how camouflage works in nature, taking into account where it is hardest to hide. We also studied which terrain elements were most common across the widest range of environments. We documented how light affects environmental features and tracked the seasonal and elevational changes in different regions. We then factored all that together into digital composites of our observations and began testing them. We spent extensive time discussing our approach with users, factoring in their observations and concerns. Digital images where then created, encompassing everything we had learned. After printing each pattern, we field tested, tuned, and re-tested them until we achieved exactly what we were looking for.
The MultiCam® pattern was developed to effectively limit the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating across a very wide range of physical environments and seasons. After many successful evaluations, after being proven in combat, and after becoming the officially issued pattern of the US Army for all Afghanistan operations in 2010, MultiCam® is the proven multi-environment concealment solution.
The MultiCam® Black pattern was developed to meet the unique requirements of law enforcement officers operating in high-risk environments. It projects a distinctly authoritative presence appropriate for domestic operations. MultiCam® Black is designed to complement an officer’s existing equipment and present a sharp, professional image for top-tier law enforcement units.