List of military clothing camouflage patterns

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World War II Splittertarnmuster (splinter pattern) first used for tents, then parachutists' jump smocks, finally for infantry smocks

Here is a list of military camouflage textile patterns used for battledress.

The list is ordered by continent and country of origin, with other users listed in a separate column. The list includes current issue and past issue patterns; users include armed forces, paramilitary forces, gendarmeries, police forces, firefighting forces, search and rescue units, as well as other security forces, counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism forces and other emergency services.


Africa[edit]

Africa A–M[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Algeria Brtish dpm2.jpg
Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM)
National Armed Forces of Algeria Similar to Safariflage DPM
 Angola French Centre Europe camo.jpg
Central European pattern
French Para-style uniform France
 Benin French Tiger Stripe Benin Armed Forces French Para-style uniform France
 Burkina Faso Defense.gov photo essay 100501-F-3745E-033.jpg
Ragged Stripe
Subdued Blue Central European pattern Burkina National Gendarmerie It is 4-color subdued French CCE pattern: Blue, purple, black on greyish blue background with black "BURKINA" capital letters printed over. present
 Cameroon French Tiger Stripe Cameroon Army exact cut & pattern of French Tiger Stripe F2 uniform. France
 Cape Verde Policia Militar CV 2006.jpg
Portuguese Lizard pattern
Cape Verde Army Mozambique present
 Central African Republic CAR military forces in Bangui.jpg
Lime British DPM
green-dominant of British DPM pattern Kenya
 Comoros French Tiger Stripe Comorian Security Force Morocco present
 Djibouti Djibouti Army stand at attention.jpg
US 3-Color Desert
Six-Color Desert Pattern.jpg
Six-Color Desert Pattern
"Chocolate-chip horizontal camouflage"
French Centre Europe camo.jpg
Central European pattern
 Egypt Scrambled Egg There are two versions of this pattern: one sparse, one dense. It has branching shapes surrounding an occasional oval.
Rocks/Sand Reversible The "Rocks" side of this is extremely reminiscent of German SS Oak Tree pattern, and the "Sand" side has rather dark large blobs over a yellow-khaki background. Somalia, Sudan
 Ethiopia French Centre Europe camo.jpg
Central European pattern
 Gabon French Centre Europe camo.jpg
French Central European pattern
Gabonese Army Exact cut & pattern of French lizard F2 uniform. France
Gendarmerie 2-color Camouflage Gabonese Gendarmerie Purple/Grey variant of Central European pattern
Gabonese 3-Color Arid Camouflage Gabonese National Police Sand/brown/green variant of Central European pattern
 Gambia Brtish dpm2.jpg
British DPM
GNA Jungle Digital Camouflage Gambian National Army (GNA) This is 3-color pattern with light brown and dark brown on dark green color. The uniform is made in China. It has been seem when the Gambian army participating in Exercise Western Accord 2012. 2012–present
GN Digital Camouflage Gambian Navy (GN) This is 3-color pattern with black and light brown on royal blue color. The uniform is made in China. 2012–present
RNG Digital Camouflage Gambian Republican National Guards (RNG) This is 3-color pattern with black and lime green on olive green color. The uniform is made in China. 2012–present
 Ghana US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Currently by the Ghana Army
Deep Blue KA2 digital camouflage Ghana Police Service Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) Jordan 2010–present
 Guinea French Centre Europe camo.jpg
French Central European pattern
Guinean Army Same cut & style as French F2 France present
MARPAT woodland pattern.jpg
Woodland Digital Camouflage
Guinean Gendarmerie Very similar to USMC Woodland MARPAT pattern 2007–present
 Guinea-Bissau Portuguese DPM pattern Guinea-Bissau People's Revolutionary Armed Force (FARP)
 Ivory Coast
Pla camo.svg
China Type 99 4-color Oceanic Pattern
Côte d'Ivoire Gendarmerie Blue variant of China Type 99 camo pattern China, Nigeria 2010–present
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
National Armed Forces of Côte d'Ivoire (FANCI) Black "FANCI" letters printed all over 4-color woodland background
UCP pattern.jpg
one universal variant
US Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP)
New Forces (FAFN) Honor Guards same as ACUPAT digital camo pattern Chile, Cyprus, United States 2007
 Kenya 4-Colour Semi-Arid Kenyan peacekeeping troops in Sierra Leone Malawi, Zambia
Brtish dpm2.jpg
DPM
Currently by the Kenyan Army UK present
US Navy 110819-N-OV802-035 Quartermaster Seaman Kyle Seaux demonstrates for Kenyan navy 2nd Lt. A.A. Haji how to us the shipboard navigation system.jpg
Greyish Lime DPM
Currently by the Kenyan Navy green, dark grey, and dark blue on light green background. present
Air Force DPM Currently by the Kenyan Air Force green, reddish brown, and black on purple background. present
KWS ranger.jpg
Arid DPM
Kenya Wildlife Service This is based on British 4-color desert DPM. Iraq, UAE present
 Liberia US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) United States
 Libya BGS Sumpftarn.jpg
Marsh (Sumpfmuster)
The Sumpftarn camouflage was bought in West Germany from the Bundesgrenzschutz. Germany present?

(uses DCU-like uniforms in 2011)

 Malawi U.S. Army Africa medics mentor in Malawi 2010 (4348755332).jpg
Four-Colour Semi-Arid
 Mali US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
current issue of Malian Army Similar to US Woodland (early 80s)
 Morocco French Tiger Stripe Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Comoros present
 Mozambique Portuguese Lizard pattern Cape Verde
Mozambique army personnel.jpg
Semi-Arid Lizard pattern
Mozambiquan peacekeeping troops Afghan Northern Alliance

Africa N–Z[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Namibia

Lizard pattern

Namibia National Defence Force present
Oman Desert DPM pattern Namibian Police Almost same as Omani orange desert DPM but without tiny black dots. Oman, Philippines present
 Nigeria US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Nigerian Armed Forces This ripstop BDU was manufactured in China. United States present
French Centre Europe camo.jpg
Central European pattern
Nigerian soldiers France
British Desert 2-color DPM Nigerian army in Jos Plateau and on UNAMID peacekeeping mission. This was in BDU-style with shoulder epaulets, and made by Cookson and Clegg in the UK. Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Romania, Saudi Arabia, UK 2011–2012
US 3-color Desert Nigerian troops on UNAMID peacekeeping mission. This ripstop BDU was manufactured in China. United States 2009–present
Navy Digital Camouflage Nigerian Navy It is pixelized from Chinese PLA Type-99 Oceanic pattern which previously used by Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service. New Nigerian navy camo would be used in peacekeeping operations at the international arena. Oct 2012–present
Pla camo.svg
PLA Type 99 4-color Oceanic Pattern
Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service (SBS) Uniform imported from China China 2011–present
NAF Camouflage Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 2012–present
 Rwanda US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Six-Color Desert Pattern "Chocolate-chip camouflage"
 Senegal US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Blue DPM pattern Senegalese Gendarmerie
 Seychelles Brtish dpm2.jpg
DPM
Seychelles People's Defense Force (SPDF), Seychelles Coast Guards Algeria, Cambodia, China (Special Forces), Egypt, Hong Kong Police, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway (Special Forces), Pakistan, The Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Singapore Police, Tanzania, Uganda, UK present
Multicam pattern.jpg
MultiCam
Seychelles People's Defense Force (SPDF) Tazar Special Force Australia, Canada, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Hong Kong Police, Jordan, Mexico, Panama, Poland (Suez pattern), Taiwan, UK (MTP), United States 2012–present
 Sierra Leone US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Current issue of Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF)
Brtish dpm2.jpg
DPM
Briefly used by RSLAF Algeria, Cambodia, China (Special Forces), Egypt, Hong Kong Police, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway (Special Forces), Pakistan, The Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Singapore Police, Tanzania, Uganda, UK
 South Africa Southafrica1.jpg
Soldier 2000
South African National Defence Force In service with the SANDF since 1995
South African Police 1st Pattern In service 1968–1995
South African Police 2nd Pattern In service 1976–1995
32 Battalion pattern A Lizard-type pattern used uniquely by the 32 Batt. unit meant to make their soldiers look more like their opponents in behind-the-lines operations
Railway Police Pattern South African Railway Police (SARP) A print of 32 Battalion pattern in very dark brown tones before 1986 when SARP disbanded.
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Sudan US Six-Color Desert Pattern "Chocolate-chip camouflage"
US 3-color Desert United States
Purple DPM Sudan Police Force
 Swaziland Brtish dpm2.jpg
DPM
Currently by the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force Its style is same as British CS95. Algeria, Cambodia, China (Special Forces), Egypt, Hong Kong Police, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway (Special Forces), Pakistan, The Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore Police, Tanzania, Uganda, UK
 Tanzania Tanzanian DPM pattern Tanzanian People's Defence Force (JWTZ) Dark orange brown, moderate brown, dark green and black which is a variant of British DPM pattern and similar with Yemeni DPM pattern but in Canadian-style battledress. Canada, Yemen early 1970s–present
 Togo French Tiger Stripe Togo National Defense Forces extact cut & pattern of French lizard F2 uniform.
Blue Digital Camouflage Togolese Gendarmerie First seen in a military parade (23 September 2007) 2007–present
 Tunisia US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Tunisian Army GFS (Army's Special Force) Both light and dark pattern colors are in use with the GFS
UCP pattern.jpg
one universal variant
US Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP)
USGN Unité Spéciale – Garde Nationale 2007–Present
Brtish dpm2.jpg
DPM
Countering Terrorism Countering Terrorism Squad Unknown
 Uganda US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
 Zambia US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Zambian Army
Four-Colour Semi-Arid
Vertical Wave pattern
 Zimbabwe "Splash" or "brush" pattern Zimbabwe uses the same pattern made famous and ubiquitous by Rhodesia until its rebirth as Zimbabwe. The pattern is descendant from the pattern of the British Denison Smock.

Africa Others[edit]

Countries that are using or have used variations of the Lizard pattern (originated from  France)
Camouflage pattern Used by Other user(s)
Brown Lizard Zambia
Desert Lizard Cameroon
Red Vertical Lizard Egypt Syria
Three-Color Lizard Cameroon, Chad
Vertical Lizard Angola, Mozambique, Sudan, Uganda Brazil, Portugal, Singapore, Spain

Asia[edit]

Asia A–M[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Afghanistan Semi-Arid Lizard pattern Afghanistan UIF Northern Alliance Mozambique Used during the Afghan Civil War (1996–2001)
Afghan Forest Digital Camouflage (Spec4ce Forest pattern) Afghan National Army It is HyperStealth's Spec4ce Forest pattern. This 4-color pattern contains medium brown, dark brown, light green and khaki in ACU-style uniform which officially adapted from late 2009. The uniform is produced by Abdul Wasi Faqiri Company. 2009–present
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Currently by the Afghan National Army United States 2003–present
ANA 4-color Desert Digital Camouflage, Experimental Afghan National Army It is being on field tril. 2009–present
Arid Digital Camouflage Afghan Special Narcotics Force (ASNF) The pattern is very similar to Arid CADPAT. Canada, Kuwait
ANCOP Digital Camouflage (Spec4ce Sierra pattern) Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) This new 4-color digital camo is Spec4ce Sierra pattern which developed by Canada's HyperStealth. It is in ACU-style uniform which lately adapted from 3rd Aug 2010. 2010–present
Asian Tigerstripe Afghan National Directorate of Security This is dark tigerstripe pattern. Australia, Bangladesh, China, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, United States 2010–present
MARPAT woodland pattern.jpg
Woodland Digital Camouflage
Briefly used by the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) Same as USMC MARPAT camo pattern Bosnia, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, United States
Ghostex Kilo-1 Camouflage Afghan Border Police, Afghan National Army Special Forces It is another Multicam variant which developed by HyperStealth. As US Government requested, it has similar coloration with OCP (Multicam) of US Military but yet be distinctively different. This is so that the forces could work in concert during operations but would not be mistaken for one another in close proximity. The uniform is made by US-made fabrics and produced in Afghanistan. 2012–present
Six-Color Desert Pattern Afghan Border Police The pattern is light gray chocolate-chip camouflage which also commonly known as "Saudi Desert Camo" Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia 2008–present
 Bangladesh Three-Color Desert Bangladeshi Military Contingent to Kuwait since 1991 India, Iraq, Kuwait, Pakistan, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE, United States, Yemen present
Asian Tigerstripe Naval Commando Group This is dark tigerstripe pattern. Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, China, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, United States 2012–present
 Brunei Digital Disruptive Pattern (D2P) Royal Brunei Armed Forces Pixelated Camouflage combat uniform is meant to suit Brunei’s topography. It is supplied by Singapore-based Force-21 Equipment Pte Ltd. Replaced DPM on RBAF Golden Jubilee, 31 May 2011. 2012–present
Brtish dpm2.jpg
DPM
Royal Brunei Armed Forces It was based on British CS95 pattern. Singapore, UK until 2011
Harimau Belang Pattern 90' Joint Brunei-Malaysian contingent under UNIFIL Black stripes on a 4-color woodland background which also known as "Zebra Camo" Russia, Malaysia 2010
 Cambodia DPM pattern Royal Cambodian Army and the Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia 2006-2010
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Royal Cambodian Armed Forces United States 2006–present
MARPAT woodland pattern.jpg
Woodland Digital Camouflage
Briefly used by the Royal Cambodian Army commanders Copy of USMC MARPAT camo pattern Bosnia, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, United States 2010
RTA Digital Camouflage Briefly used by Royal Cambodian Army Thailand 2009–present
US 3-Color Desert Camouflage Members of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces during a subject-matter training at US military bases It is military surplus donated from US. Japan, Singapore, United States 2011
Digital Camouflage Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia It was firstly wore by Cambodian Gendarmerie BHQ which deployed to provide perimeter security for ASEAN Summit 2012 in Cambodia (April 3–4). Apr 2012–present
Bleeding Vines pattern Briefly used by Cambodian Army Para Commandos Indonesia
 China (PRC) Seaweed
Type 81
Type 87 Plateau Camouflage PLA Army Used for northern temperate woodlands & arid terrains during fall/winter seasons 1987–early 1990s
Type 99 Woodland Camouflage PLA Army, Air Force, Regional Militia Corps The standard issue of modern PLA. North Korea, Sudan, and some other African countries 1990s–present
Pla camo.svg
Type 99 4-color Oceanic Pattern
PLAN Marine Corps, State-owned corporation's Militia Corps Blue variant of Type 99 camo pattern Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria 2003–present
Type 99 4-color Urban Pattern PLAAF Airborne Corps urban variant of Type 99 camo pattern 1999–2005
US Woodland pattern.svg
Type 99 4-color US Woodland Pattern
PLA Second Artillery Corps (strategic missile forces) Based on US M81 Woodland. Also, known as "2nd Artillery Camo" present
US Six-Color Desert Pattern CAPF Special Police Group, PLA Air Force and PLA Army Special Forces "Chocolate-chip camouflage" Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, United States
Army Special Forces Hot Climate short-sleeve uniform Army Officers of PLA Special Forces Similar to US ERDL camo Used for LRRP in Chinese tropical terrain during the 1990s
Coastal Defense Camouflage PLAN Coastal Defense Force, pilots of PLA Naval Aviation Based on PLA oceanic camo, but with rust color
Experimental PLA Woodland Flecktarn Camouflage Shortly tested by PLA Border Defense units in the northernmost area of the China-Russia border such as Heilongjiang and Mohe Similar to Japan's Type II camo Denmark, Germany, Japan, Poland During the early 2000s
(China continued below)
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 China (PRC) Type 02 Green Central European Camouflage Chinese PLA team at "Erna Raid 2002" Also called "Erna Camo". Copy of the French Central European F2 cut and camo in green dominant. France Solely used by the China PLA team during Estonia's annual international military competition "Erna Raid" in 2002
Type 03 Plateau Camouflage PLA Tibetan Garrison Troops, PLA Army Beijing Military Region, PLA troops deployed to UNIFIL mission(2008) Also called as "'Tibetan Flecktarn'". It is a brown-dominant camo which is used for the Tibetan Plateau and the Beijing Military Region Russia Russian Special Forces only 2003–2009
Type 03 Snow Camouflage Hooded Cape PLA Army border defense units The pattern consists of brown spruces on a white background, and is used with the Type 03 Plateau Camouflage uniform for alpine ops in winter 2003–present
Asian Tigerstripe PLA Second Artillery Corps Security Guards This is dark tigerstripe pattern in Type 99 uniform. Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, United States
Type 04 Special Force DPM Camouflage PLA Army recce & special forces, PLA Hong Kong Garrison Force Also called "Hunter Camo", and is very good in southern Chinese terrain. The pattern is similar to Philippine's Army 2000 pattern. Philippines 2004–2011
Special Force Digital DPM Camouflage CFS of PLA Army 38th Group Army, Special Force of PLA Army Beijing Military Region It is the pixelated pattern of Type 04 Special Force DPM camouflage, and was one of candidate patterns which used for the rehearsals of 60th National Day parade (1 October 2009). Recently it is adapted by special force of PLA Army Beijing Military Region. 2009–present
Lime ERDL pattern Solely used by the PLA Army HQ commissioned officers and staff members during China-Russia Joint Military Exercises. 4-pocket BDU with epaulets and PRC flag patch on left sleeve. 2005 and 2006
Type 07 Digital Camouflage, Transitional PLA troops during the China-Russia Joint Military Exercises in 2007. Due to production delay, it is being taken place temporarily until the real Type 07 will be deployed in mid-2008. This transitional uniform is almost identical to the real Type 07 Digital Camo uniform, but with lighter fabric and shoulder straps. It is only available in woodland and arid colors. 2007–2008
(Real) Type 07 Digital Camouflage, woodland, arid, urban, and ocean variants PLA Army, Navy, Air Force, & Marine Corps First digital camouflage scheme used by the PLA Colombia, Iraq Confirmed in 2007, to be deployed in 2008
Sky Cloud Camouflage PLAAF Airborne Corps This 3-color pattern is white and light blue on sky blue which looks like white clouds in clear sky. It was one of candidate patterns which prepared for the 60th National Day parade of PRC (1st Oct 2009) but eventually dropped. 2009
Type 07 Airborne Digital Camouflage PLAAF 15th Airborne Corps Sky blue, green, greyish green and light greyish blue. It is one of latest variants which finally used at the 60th National Day parade of PRC (1st Oct 2009). 2009
NBC Arid Camouflage PLA Army chemical defense units The pattern is based on US M81 woodland but brownish color. It is used on FFF02 Breathable NBC suit which manufactured by Hua Xia An Bang (Beijing) International Tech Co. Ltd and lately adopted by PLA. 2010–present
Type 87 Armed Police Camouflage China Armed Police Force Issued before 1998
Type 01 Armed Police Combat & Training Uniform China Armed Police Force Replaced the Type 87 Armed Police camo in order to distinguish them from PLA. 1998–2005
Type 87 Armed Police Bright Orange Pattern CAPF Forestry Firefighters Also known as "Flame Camo", this pattern is based on the Type 87 Armed Police Camo, but with new 4-color pattern (dark green, maroon and magenta on bright orange). Although local wildland firefighters across the country prefer uniforms in solid bright orange, there is still another yellow variant (yellow, maroon and magenta on bright orange) commercially altered by wildland firefighting vendors to fit local civilian markets. 2005–present
Type 05 Armed Police Digital Camouflage China Armed Police Force First digital camo officially adopted in China by the China Armed Police Force 2005–present
Type 07 Armed Police Summer Digital Camouflage China Armed Police Force It is modified from Type 05 pattern combat dress with the pleated action back, Velcro-backed attachment for chest patch, collar rank insignia, and flap of all pockets. The front closure of shirt is zippered and reinforced with Velcro. Trouser has two thigh storage pockets. 2008–present
Type 07 Armed Police Digital Camouflage - Bright Orange Pattern CAPF Firefighters This pattern is based on Type 07 Armed Police Digital Camo, but in new 4-color pattern (dark green, maroon and magenta on bright orange) for fire rescue personnel. It is firstly noted at 2008 Panzhihua earthquake relief mission on 30 August 2008. However, this pattern no longer seen again afterward. 2008
Type 11 Armed Police Summer Digital Camouflage China Armed Police Force A lot of criticism received about the design of Type 05 and Type 07 pattern due to its poor pixelization. Type 11 pattern is based on small micropatterns which are similar with PLA Type 07 digital camouflage. In addition, it has another design which is BDU-style with 4 front pockets and small sleeve pocket. CAPF is starting to issue it since Oct 2011. Oct 2011–present
Type 12 CAPF Special Police Digital Tigerstripe Camouflage China Armed Police Force Special Police Group This is based on the pixelated Asian tigerstripe pattern. Special Police Group is elite tactical unit to handle counter-terrors, serious violent crimes, hostage rescue, dangerous criminal apprehension & etc. Since 2012, CAPF is releasing it to the special police group of every CAPF provincial corps. Mar 2012–present
Type 07 Armed Police Winter Digital Camouflage China Armed Police Force It is brown-dominant of Type 05 digital camo with dark brown, dark blue and green on light brown background. Revealed in 2007, but is just issuing to limited special police units on February 2009 and for rest of troop in 2010. 2009–2012
Type 11 Armed Police Winter Digital Camouflage China Armed Police Force A lot of criticism received about the design of Type 05 and Type 07 pattern due to its poor pixelization. Type 11 pattern is based on small micropatterns which are similar with PLA Type 07 digital camouflage. New winter pattern is olive green, brown and dark blue on khaki background. Dec 2011–present
Light Blue Flecktarn Camouflage Military Summer Camp for Hong Kong Youth As a part of pro-China patriotic education campaign for Hong Kong public, 215 boys and girls are precisionly selected from 160 secondary schools across Hong Kong to attend 15-day summer camp in July of every year. The summer camp is co-organized by PLA Garrison Forces, Education Bureau of Hong Kong SAR Government and CERC, and held at San Wai Barracks of PLA in Hong Kong. Applicant must be above 15 years old with the recommendation of school principal, outstanding conduct, fluent in Mandarin, and is gone through interview with participant selection board. July 2011 – present (every summer)
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
Hong Kong (HK, pre-97) /  Hong Kong (HKSAR, post-97) Brtish dpm2.jpg
DPM
Hong Kong Military Service Corps, Royal Hong Kong Regiment (Volunteer), Hong Kong Police Force, Firstly used by the Royal Hong Kong Police Special Boat Unit in 1980, and then introduced to other police field units, including the elite Special Duties Unit. It's actual British Tropical DPM pattern during the 1980s. Brunei, Singapore, UK 1980–present
British Soldier 95 (S95) DPM pattern Hong Kong Police Force border patrol S95 color and pattern adopted, but still styled in the cut of British No.9 tropical combat dress. It was used for very short period. mid-2000s
ERDL pattern Hong Kong Police Force Quick Reaction Force (QRF), Hong Kong Police SDU Based on US ERDL Transitional (early 80s) pattern and firstly used on the HKPF Quick Reaction Force's cold-weather Gore-Tex field jackets. By 2010, Hong Kong Police Special Duties Unit briefly adopted a training uniform in brown-dominated ERDL pattern. Philippines, South Korea, United States mid-2000s–present
Multicam pattern.jpg
MultiCam
Hong Kong Police SDU Divers, Hong Kong Police Counter Terrorism Response Unit (CTRU) SDU Divers wear combat uniform in multicam for nearshore operations. CTRU operatives wear ACU-style uniform in multicam during training & exercises. Australia, Bermuda, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Georgia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, UK (MTP), United States 2012–present
Urban Digital Camouflage Hong Kong Police Counter Terrorism Response Unit (CTRU) 100% cotton pants. Locally purchased and used when in CQB training. The pattern is similar to Urban MARPAT in grey scheme. 2012
 India Cactus
Palm Frond A development on the style of the print pattern of the British Denison Smock
US 3-Colour Desert
Arid Flecktarn Indian Border Security Force (BSF) A copy of German "Steppentarn" (Desert flecktarn) but with a smaller sized and denser arrangement of the flecks. 2009–present
Jungle Digital Camouflage CRPF COBRA The pattern is similar as MARPAT design. Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cambodia, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, Guinea, Honduras, Panama, Peru, United States 2011–present
 Indonesia Duck Hunter Spot Pasukan Gerak Cepat/PGT Early 1960s
Indonesian vine leaf camouflage Army Strategic Reserve Command (KOSTRAD) 1960–1970
KOSTRAD camouflage Army Strategic Reserve Command (KOSTRAD) 1970–1986
Bleeding vines 1st variant Indonesian Army Special Forces (Kopassus) A four-colour design of vertically aligned medium-green, purple and red elements on a pale green background 1964–1990
Bleeding vines 2nd variant Indonesian Army Special Forces (Kopassus) Cambodia 1990–present
RAIDERS Digital Camouflage Indonesian Army Raider Battalions (RAIDERS) It is basically a digitalised version of the TNI-AN DPM. The pattern was shortly used in 2003 only, but reinstated in late 2008. 2003, 2008–present
Indonesian DPM Indonesian Armed Forces 1986–1989
TNI-AN DPM Indonesian Armed Forces A copy of the British 1984 DPM pattern with some colour and shape variations 1989–present
TNI Digital Woodland Camouflage Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI-AD, TNI-AL) This new combat uniform (PDL) in new digital camo scheme was officially demonstrated at the 67th Indonesian National Armed Forces Day (5th Oct 2012). It is going to replace the existing TNI-AN DPM pattern. The 17th KOSTRAD Airbore Brigade is the first army unit to receive it. 2012–present
TNI-AN Arid DPM Indonesian troops on UN peacekeeping mission It is arid version of existing TNI-AN DPM pattern. 2010–present
 Japan Type I Camouflage Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) 1st Airborne Brigade, JGSDF Air Defense Artillery Groups Also known as "Old Camo" or "Airborne Camo", it is the first camo scheme adopted by Japan after World War II. It is based on Hokkaido's wilderness. China 1970s–1990s
French Lizard Camouflage Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) 1st Airborne Brigade It was briefly tested on field by some units of JGSDF Airborne Brigade. France 1980s
Type II Flecktarn camouflage Currently used by the JGSDF, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), Japan National Defense Academy cadets, and JASDF Air Rescue Wings Pararescuemen. This is the second camo scheme based on the countryside of Japan China 1991–present
Type II brown-dominant winter pattern JGSDF Darker contrast on Type II Flecktarn camo to fit the color of winter plants. Used on JGSDF Type-2 Camouflage Cold Weather Field Parka and Trousers. 1991–present
Type III Flecktarn camouflage newly adopted by the JGSDF It is modified from Type II pattern with 50% cotton/50% polyester fabric and the change of front closure, mandarin collar, Velcro cuffs, and trouser's knee pad. 2007–present
JGSDF Desert Flecktarn camouflage lately adopted by the JGSDF on Middle East mission It is desert version of JGSDF's flectarn pattern. The first unit using this desert camouflage is JGSDF Central Readiness Force for 4th DAPE (Deployment Air Force for Counter-Piracy Operation) in the Gulf of Aden. Jun 2010–present
Multicam pattern.jpg
MultiCam
JGSDF scout snipers Ghillie suit Australia, Bermuda, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iraq, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, UK (MTP), United States 2014–present
Snow White Camouflage Uniform JGSDF Designed for warmth and protection down to -30 °C temperature on snow fields 1991–present
JASDF Camouflage Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Defense Forces, Airbase Security Force Similar to JGSDF Type I camo, but with darker contrast 1988–2011
JASDF New Digital Camouflage Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Defense Forces, Airbase Security Force This 5-color pattern with grey-dominant is the pixelated of JGSDF Type I camo. It was first seen at the JASDF Annual Review 2008 in Hyakuri Air Base. 2008–present
JASDF Desert Camouflage, 5-color chocolate-chip Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Based on US Chocolate-chip camo, but without white spots 1991–mid-1990s
JASDF 3-Color Desert Camouflage Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in Middle East. Based on US 3-color desert pattern, but in smaller scale. 2008–present
JMSDF Digital Camouflage Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Firstly seem at JGSDF Fuji Firepower Review 2012 (Aug 2012). This is the first pattern which uniquely developed for JMSDF. The coloration is very similar to NWU of US Navy. 2012–present
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Kazakhstan Russian Green Les 4-color Woodland pattern Newly used by Kazakhstan Armed Forces Russia
US Six-Color Desert Pattern Currently by the Kazakhstan Armed Forces "Greyish Brown Chocolate-chip camouflage"
US Six-Color Desert Pattern Kazakhstan Army special airborne forces "Blue-dominant Chocolate-chip camouflage"
 Malaysia ATM Celoreng Corak Digital woodland pattern Malaysian Army The Malaysian Armed Forces (Angkatan Tentera Malaysia, ATM) introduces the Uniform No. 5 with new digital camo pattern during ATM 80th Anniversary Parade on 21 September 2013. The new woodland pattern is well known as "Fabrik Celoreng Corak Digital Tentera Darat" and made by 65% cotton / 35% polyester ripstop fabrics. Its color scheme consists of green (40%), beige (30%), dark brown (25%), and dark blue (5%). 2013–present
Harimau Belang Pattern 90 Malaysian Army Locally known as "Baju Celoreng Harimau Belang". Since there are black stripes on a 4-color woodland background, which is also called as "Zebra Camo" or "Malay Tigerstripes". This camo was initially adopted by Malaysian Army 10th Para Brigade in Langkawi. Brunei, Russia 1994–present
Harimau Gurun desert pattern Malaysian peacekeeping troops in Lebanon and Afghanistan It is a variant of Malay Tigerstripe Woodland pattern but with earth-brown stripes on a light green and sand-colored background 2007–present
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DPM
Malaysian Army Same design as British DPM and used on waterproof smock and trousers It was used during peacekeeping mission in Balkan 1993-1998
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US Woodland
Royal Malaysian Navy PASKAL Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Korea, United States 1990s–present
Subdued Woodland pattern Newly adopted by the Royal Malaysian Police
RMP digital tactical pattern Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) This is used by the elite members of RMP Special Operations Command (PGK) 2013–present
Blue 4-color Lizard pattern Previously used by the Royal Malaysian Police General Operation Force (PGA)
Bomba pattern Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department A pattern consisting of grey, black and day-glo stripes (bright red)
(Unknown name) A pattern based on the style of the pattern of the British Denison Smock, featuring palm-frond-like shapes
"PLKN Uniform" Currently used by the Malaysian National Service (Khidmat Negara) A pattern consisting of blue, black and white strioes
RELA Corps Number 4 Operational Uniform Currently used by the RELA Corps A olive drab colour scheme from 1972. Will replace with new digital camo end of 2013. United States Rangers (previous) 1972–present
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US Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP)
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency STAR United States 2005–present
JIM digital urban pattern Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) This grey digital pattern uniform is going to replace plain blue uniform as field operational uniform. Nov 2013-present
UPP digital jungle pattern Malaysian Anti-Smuggling Unit (Unit Pencegahan Penyeludupan - UPP) Jun 2013-present
'Harimau Belang Pattern 70 Currently used by the Royal Johor Military Force A dark and olive drab green brushstroke camo scheme (look like 1959 Pattern Denison Smock). Previously used by Malaysian Army from 1970-1999. Rhodesia 1970s-present
 Maldives Woodland 4-color ERDL-style pattern Maldivian National Defence Force, Maldivian Coast Guard Thailand present
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MultiCam
MNDF Special Forces Australia, Bermuda, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, UK(MTP), United States 2011–present
Blue Digital Camouflage Maldivies Police Service 2011–present
 Mongolia Brown 4-Color Arid Camouflage and Brown 4-Color Digital Camouflage Mongolian Armed Forces
 Burma Woodland 4-color ERDL-style pattern Myanmar Army
Arid 4-color ERDL-style pattern Myanmar Air Force
Blueish 4-color ERDL-style pattern Myanmar Navy

Asia N–Z[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
   Nepal Swirl
Nepalese 4-Color Camouflage Current issue of Nepal Army Very similar to the Japan Type I camo
Blue DPM pattern Nepalese Police Before 2006
Light Blue Greyish Woodland Currently by the Nepalese Police Force
 Pakistan Arid Camouflage Pakistan Army
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US Woodland
Pakistan Army Special Services Group, Pakistan Navy
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DPM
Pakistan Army Special Services Group A Denison Smock type jacket
Six-Color Desert Pattern Pakistan Paramilitary Forces "Chocolate-chip camouflage" Iraq, Oman, South Korea, United States
Three-Colour Desert Chile, El Salvador, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Netherlands, UAE, United States
Two Colour Desert
 The Philippines Army Jungle Digital Camouflage Philippine Army Special Force Regiment (SFR), 1st Scout Ranger Regiment, Light Reaction Battalion (LRB) First seen at the AFP Founding Day Parade 2009. 2009–present
Urban Subdued Digital Camouflage Army 1st Scout Ranger Regiment 2010–present
Army 2000 Subdued DPM Philippine Army and Philippine Air Force Introduced in 1998, fully adopted since 2001
Blue BDA Camouflage Philippine Air Force Used during an Air Force Day
Marines Woodland Digital Camouflage Philippine Marine Corps First seen at the AFP Founding Day Parade 2009. 2009–present
Marines 2000 Subdued Woodland Leaf Philippine Marine Corps
Reddish Sparse Tigerstripe Philippine Naval Special Warfare Group SEALs
SAF Digital Camouflage PNP Special Action Force It is a digital pattern consisting of grey, green, dark green, brown and black 2006–present
Pink Choco Chip PNP Special Action Force Until 2006
PSG Urban Bricks Presidential Security Group (PSG) a four-colour urban design, containing hard-edged blocks of black, dark grey, medium grey and white. However, its main purpose was not to conceal PSG soldiers, but to distinguish them from the rebels. 2001–present
PSG Arid Bricks Presidential Security Group (PSG)
Six-Color Desert Pattern Philippine Coast Guard K-9 units "Light Grey Chocolate-chip camouflage" Saudi Arabia 2007–present
Oman DPM pattern Philippine Coast Guard K-9 units Oman Until 2005
Blue Brown DPM pattern Philippine National Police(PNP)
Grey Tigerstripe Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Singapore 2009–present
 Singapore (ROS) 1975 ERDL pattern Before the 1990s
1990 ERDL pattern Singapore Armed Forces In 1990, the background color was changed from light brown to light green and the chest pockets on No.4 uniform changed from slant pockets to horizontal pockets[1] Taiwan 1990s–present
SAF Woodland Digital Camouflage Singapore Armed Forces Revealed by SAF "Building Our 3rd Generation Army" promo materials which contains pictures of SAF soldiers in what appears to be a new No. 4 uniform in digital camo scheme. Currently issued to all Singapore Army personnel. 2009–present
SAF Desert Digital Camouflage Singapore Armed Forces Singaporean Army 20-man medical team to Oruzgan, Afghanistan. NOV 2008–present
RSN Digital Camouflage Singapore Navy (RSN) Dubbing current No. 4 digital camo uniform but in new greyish-blue pixelised patterns. For RSN servicemen, the No. 4 uniform will replace the Naval Combat Rig, worn by personnel on board ships, at naval bases and in base defence squadrons. Equipping for active servicemen will commence in the later part of 2012 while Operationally Ready National Servicemen will be progressively equipped from 2013 onwards. late 2012–present
RSAF Digital Camouflage Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Dubbing current No. 4 digital camo uniform but in new greyish-blue pixelised patterns. For RSAF servicemen, the No.4 uniform will replace the current RSAF coverall for Air Force Engineers, Air Warfare Officers in the Command, Control and Communication community, as well as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Pilots and Systems Specialists will wear their No.4 uniforms during duty. Equipping for active servicemen will commence in the later part of 2012 while Operationally Ready National Servicemen will be progressively equipped from 2013 onwards. late 2012–present
US 3-color Desert Singapore Air Force on Iraqi and Afghan mission present
Desert Tigerstripe Singaporean Army construction engineering detachments and medical team under the command of New Zealand Defence Force's (NZDF) Provincial Reconstruction Team in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Iraq, UK, United States May–November 2008
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DPM
Singapore Police Force Gurkha Contingent
Tigerstripe Singapore Police ForceSTAR It is specifically worn by the STAR snipers with ghillie suits. Philippine, Thailand 2012–present
Grey Tigerstripe Singapore Police ForceSTAR It is specifically worn by the STAR maritime assault team. Philippine 2012–present
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 South Korea (ROK) 1944 Dot pattern (Erbsenmuster) Korean Liaison Office Germany (During the World War 2) During the Korean War
Geometric pattern Airborne Battalions of ROK Marine Corps Also known as "Turtle Shell camo". Issued before the first disbandment by presidential order (Chun Doo-Hwan, 1980–1988) in 1980, and then briefly used by ROK Marine Recon Battalions until the 1990s. Chile, Palestine (1970s) before 1980, and then briefly used until the 1990s.
Swirl Angola, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Iraq, Libya, Nepal, Peru
Early Type ROK Unification Camouflage ROK Army, ROK Navy, ROK Air Force, ROK Marine Corps 4-color scheme based on US Woodland ERDL but with More Darker tone, especially green is more Deep and Darker and brown is more like reddish brown color. also currently issued to all branches of ROK Armed Forces. 1991–1995
Late Type ROK Unification Camouflage ROK Army, ROK Navy, ROK Air Force, ROK Marine Corps Green and Brown is changed more brightly. like Early Type, this pattern is issued to all branches of ROK Armed Forces. However, it is going to be replaced by new digital camo since 1st Oct 2011. (1996?)1997–present
ROK Digital Camouflage ROK Army, ROK Navy, ROK Air Force New 5-color digital camo pattern considered on various natural landscapes and a shape of granite which accounts for most of rocks in South Korea as well as North Korea. ROK MoND announced new combat fatigues is being issued to all soldiers starting from 1st Oct 2011. First to soldiers in frontline and northwest islands, not to recruits. All soldiers across the country will be getting new uniforms by the end of 2014. 2011–present
SWC Woodland Digital Camouflage ROK Army Special Warfare Command 2006–present
RoKMC Digital Tigerstripe Camouflage ROK Marine Corps New 5-color digital tigerstripe camo pattern considered on various natural landscapes and a shape of granite which accounts for most of rocks in South Korea as well as North Korea. also small ROKMC Emblem is drawn like sesame seed. ROK MoND announced new combat fatigues is being issued to all RoKMC soldiers starting from 1st Oct 2011. First to soldiers in frontline and northwest islands, not to recruits. All soldiers across the country will be getting new uniforms by the end of 2014. 2011–present
Six-Color Desert Pattern ROK Troops during Gulf War (1990–91), ROK Marine Corps on OIF mission 3 variants of "Chocolate-chip camouflage" developed during the period Iraq, Saudi Arabia, United States 1980s–2003
US 3-Color Desert tested by ROK Troops on the early phase of Iraq deployment variant of US 3-color desert but in the cut of ROK combat uniform. First seen at press conference held by ROK Defense Ministry on 24Dec2003 2003
ROK 4-Color Desert ROK Troops on Iraq deployment Desert variant of ROK ERDL camo 2004–present
Urban Camouflage ROK Headquarter Intelligence Detachment (HID), ROK Navy UDU, ROK Air Force groundcrews shirt Grey variant of ROK ERDL camo 1990s–present
Universal Camouflage Pattern (ACU) KATUSA of ROK Army Exact issue of US Army ACU Chile, Cyprus, Côte d'Ivoire's FAFN, United States 2006–present
 Sri Lanka (SRI) British DPM pattern Sri Lankan Police Special Task Force
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US Woodland
Currently by the Sri Lankan Army
Blue 4-color Woodland Sri Lankan Air Force
Navy Woodland Digital Camouflage Sri Lankan Navy This pattern including green, dark blue, sand and brown colors. 2009–present
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Taiwan (ROC) Duck Hunter Camo ROC Army Mountain Warfare Training South Korea, South Vietnam, United States late 1960s–early 1970s
Air Force ERDL yellow-dominant pattern ROC Air Force 1990s
Geometric pattern helmet cover ROC Army soldiers during combat exercises Nickname "Buddha Ji Gong" helmet 1980s–1990s
Army Tigerstripe ROC Army Airborne units Also known as "Chicken Claw" or "Chu Yeh Chuing (Trimeresurus)" South Vietnam, United States 1970s
Red Sparse Tigerstripe ROC Army Airborne units Also available in yellowish, and greenish variants. The pattern was similar to ROCMC green tigerstripe camo. 1980s–early 1990s
ERDL pattern vertical ROC Army, ROC Air Force 1990s
ERDL pattern horizontal Currently issued to ROC Armed Forces Lime and brown dominants, also known as "South China Camouflage" 1995–present
US 4-color Urban Camouflage ROC Army Special Service Company early 2000s
Experimental UJIC Digital Camouflage As the major uniform contractor for the ROC military, Universal Joint International Ltd (UJIC) proactively developed and proposed it to the ROC Army (ROCA), but turned down with the reason that developing digital camouflage is not a "Strategic Priority" for the ROC Armed Forces Developed and proposed in 2006
National Day 2007 Woodland Digital Camouflage ROC Army Airborne & Special Force Command First official digital camouflage scheme of the army. It was coverall which was used only as parade dress and never widely issued. ROC National Day Parade 2007
National Day 2007 Urban Digital Camouflage ROC Army Airborne & Special Force Command First official digital camouflage scheme of the army. It was greyish coverall which was used only as parade dress and never widely issued. ROC National Day Parade 2007
ROC Experimental Digital Camouflage ROC Army, ROC Navy, ROC Air Force, ROC Marine Corps, ROC MP On 14 June 2011, ROC MND (Ministry of National Defense) officially announced new project to test 4 variants of the new temperate woodland digital pattern in order to suit various combat environment across the country. The project is being carried by MND Armaments Bureau 203rd Materiel Production and Manufacturing Center since April 2010. These 4 candidate patterns on field trials are so-called as Large-Small blended pattern No.1, Large-small blended pattern No.2, Wide shape pattern, and Long shape pattern. New combat uniform would similar with ACU-style. Not only clothing system, but personal load carrying equipment also would be in new ROC digital camo pattern soon. Coming soon
Realtree Camouflage ROC Marine Corps combat snipers 2007–present

Green Tigerstripe
ROC Marine Corps 1970s–1990s
Subdued Shadow Tigerstripe ROC Marine Corps 2000s
ROCMC Experimental Digital Camouflage ROC Marine Corps There are 4 variants with this experimental digital camouflage project in order to suit various combat terrains, including woodland, urban, and desert. 2007–present
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MultiCam
ROC National Police SWAT (Wei-An Force) at SWAT World Challenge 2006, ROC Army 862nd Special Operation Group Taiwan SWAT team solely used it during the competition. Australia, Hong Kong Police, United States 2006–present
 Thailand
RTA Digital Woodland
Royal Thai Army pixelated pattern on current issue of RTA woodland camouflage Cambodia Late 2007–present

Green ERDL Woodland
Royal Thai Army Based on US Woodland but pattern size reduced 1997–2012

RTA Digital Desert
Royal Thai Army on UN peacekeeping missions at Africa (UNAMID). 4-color desert variant of RTA digital camo in ACU-style uniform. Dec 2010–present
US Six-Color Desert Pattern Royal Thai Army on OIF mission in Iraq "Chocolate-chip camouflage" 2003–present
RTAF Digital Camouflage Royal Thai Air Force 2009–present
RTMC Experimental Woodland Digital Camouflage Royal Thai Marine Corps pixelated of US M81 woodland camo field trial from 2009
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US Woodland
Royal Thai Marine Corps
Royal Thai Navy SEALs
Royal Thai Air Force

Tigerstripe
Thai Border Patrol Police
Country/Territory Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Timor-Leste (East Timor) Indonesian DPM pattern previously by Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) 2001-mid2007
French Tiger Stripe Currently by the F-FDTL as a part of "Force 2020" development plan June 2007–present
Woodland Digital Camouflage Worn by East Timorese rebel leader Maj. Alfredo Reinado Very similar to woodland MARPAT Worn by Reinado in November 2007
 Uzbekistan
 Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam, 1955–1975) Bamboo Leaf[citation needed]
Beo Gam Also called "Leopard spot" or "Duckhunter's pattern"; it is a US commercial pattern
National Police pattern A print in 4 colors of brown very similar, but not identical in form, to US "Clouds" pattern on reverse of US "Oak Leaf" pattern Also used by ethnic Khmer combatants in South Vietnam, as they were forbidden to wear "military" patterns (this was an alternate "police" pattern, which was more acceptable)
Denison Smock style Airborne pattern Seen in Military Illustrated, February 1988
ERDL Airborne pattern A pigment reprint of US ERDL pattern

Tigerstripe
Originated with the use by the RVN Marines, spread later to other formations in many different iterations
 Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam, 1976–present) Lime Woodland Currently by Vietnam People's Army (VPA) A pigment reprint of US ERDL pattern 2009–present
Tigerstripe with Palm Leaf Also known as "1990 pattern" 1990–present
Dac Cong Leaf Camouflage VPA Army M1 Special Force Battalion very similar to North Korean forest camo present
Navy Camouflage Vietnam Marine Police This 4-color naval camouflage is used by Vietnamese Marine Police (Coast Guards). 2010–present

Asia Others[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Years used
 China (PRC) China Type 04 Digital Camouflage (Woodland, Lighter Arid, and Darker Arid variants) Civilians and non-military A pattern commercially mimicked by some Chinese local clothing manufacturers (e.g. 3545th Factory) and falsely claimed as the Special Forces issue of the PLA. In fact, no such Type 04 camouflage was ever catalogued by the PLA. 2004
PLA Semi-Arid Lizard Camouflage PLA infantry recon unit featured in 2006 Chinese TV drama "Shi Bing Tu Ji (Soldiers Sortie)" Same as Semi-Arid Lizard camo used by Afghan Northern Alliance & Mozambique. A fictional battledress used by a group of PLA army recon troopers in the Chinese prime-time TV military drama "Shi Bing Tu Ji (Soldiers Sortie)". The program was firstly aired in mainland China on the Shaanxi TV Station. Late 2006
 Philippines Krukspec Digital Multicam Developed by Kruckspec that based on Pampanga, Philippines. Kruckspec claimed that the pattern is digitalized from MultiCam but in bigger pixelation. 2007
Krukspec Desert Stalker Developed by Kruckspec that based on Pampanga, Philippines. The pattern is inspired by the concept of U.S. Desert Night Camouflage during 1st Gulf War (1990–1991). It combained by the color of brown and khaki with grid. 2007
Krukspec PSG Jungle Developed by Kruckspec that based on Pampanga, Philippines. 2007
 Taiwan (ROC) ROC (Taiwan) Temperate Digital Camouflage Airsoft players Based on the CADPAT TW pattern, printed on BDU-style uniforms and commercially made by a local textile manufacturer for the Taiwanese airsoft market 2004

Middle East[edit]

Middle East A–M[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Bahrain Desert DPM pattern Royal Bahrain Naval Force Similar as the initial version of British 2-color desert DPM pattern, but in 3-color. UK present
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US Woodland
Standard issue of Iranian Army
SF Digital Camouflage Iranian Army 65th Airborne Special Forces Brigade the "Green Berets" 2010–present
Safariflage DPM pattern Iranian Army 65th Airborne Special Forces Brigade the "Green Berets"
Safari sand-dominant DPM pattern Iranian Army 23rd Commando Division
Duck Hunter pattern Iranian Army Mountain Division Similar to desert AUSCAM
US Six-Color Desert Pattern Iran Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Naval Commandos
ARPAT Iranian Navy Marine Corps Argentina, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Peru, Malaysia, Serbia, South Korea, United States 2010–present
Six-Color Desert Pattern, "Purple chocolate-chip camo" Iranian Navy Marine Corps
Blue Cloud Horizontal pattern Iranian Air Force
US 3-colour Desert Iranian Border Police, Iranian Army Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Chile, Croatia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Latvia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Tonga, United Arab Emirates, United States, Yemen present
 Iraq (post-Saddam)
Four-color Amoeba pattern Briefly used by Iraq Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) Kuwait 2003–2004
Desert Digital Camouflage Iraqi Army Knock-off desert MARPAT pattern but USMC EGA logo unclearly printed into. The uniform is in ripstop ACU-style. United States 2008–present
US 3-color Desert Iraqi Army, Iraqi Navy, and also used by Kurdish security forces It is replacing Six-Color Desert for Iraqi armed forces since late 2008. Chile, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE, United States 2006–present
US Six-Color Desert Pattern Iraqi armed forces The pattern serves to identify and differentiate Iraqi forces from US forces. Now, it is being replaced by US 3-color Desert pattern since late 2008. Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, United States 2003–present
Woodland Digital Camouflage Briefly adopted by Iraqi Army Similar to Woodland MARPAT pattern but in ripstop ACU-style uniform 2008–present
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US Woodland
Briefly used by the Iraqi Army and the Iraqi National Police
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MultiCam
Emergency Response Battalion (ERB) of Iraqi Interior Ministry Australia, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Jordan, Mexico, Panama, Poland (Suez pattern), Taiwan, UK (MTP), United States 2011–present
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British Desert DPM
Iraqi Karkh Area Command Strike Team It is British 2-color desert DPM pattern in ACU-style combat uniform. Made in China. Bahrain, Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Romania, Saudi Arabia, UK 2010–present
Special Force Camouflage Iraqi Special Operations Forces 2006–present
PLA Type 07 Arid Camouflage 8th Regional Commando Battalion, 9th Regional Commando Battalion China 2011–present
National Police Digital Camouflage Iraqi National Police Designed by the US Military 2006–present
Greyish Blue 4-color DPM pattern Issued to police force (trained by British troops since 2003) in Basra province of southeastern Iraq Jordan, Lebanon
Six-Color Desert Pattern used at new Kirkuk Military Training Base "Light Green/Brown Chocolate-chip camouflage" 2004
Jordanian KA2 desert digital camouflage Briefly used by Iraq Army commandos and Kurdish security forces Jordan
Desert Tigerstripe Briefly used by Iraq Army commandos, Iraqi Karkh Area Command Strike Team Singapore, UK, United States
Dark Lizard
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Israel Bush Land Camouflage Helmet Cover Currently by IDF infantry soldiers Available in regular helmet cover as well as Reversible "Mitznefet" (Clown Hat) net 2006–present
French Lizard Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Para-style and standard combat dresses which were bargain surplus provided by France during 1956–1967. France Briefly used between the late 1960s and late 1970s
 Jordan US Six-Color Desert Pattern previously used by Jordanian Armed Forces before 2006
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US Woodland
previously used by Jordanian Armed Forces before 2006
Urban Grey DPM pattern previously used by Jordanian Public Security Directorate police force Iraq, Lebanon before 2006
General Desert KA2 digital camouflage Royal Jordanian Land Force, Royal Jordanian Air Force Pixelated pattern developed by HyperStealth[2] Iraq 2005–present
Royal Guard KA2 digital camouflage Royal Guard of Jordanian 2005–present
Special Force KA2 digital camouflage Royal Jordanian Army Special Forces 2005–present
Deep Blue KA2 digital camouflage Royal Jordanian Naval Force Ghana 2005–present
Urban KA2 digital camouflage Jordanian Public Security Directorate police force 2005–present
Blue Grey KA2 digital camouflage Jordanian Civil Defense Directorate fire & rescue services The color combination of police urban KA2 and Navy's Deep Blue KA2. 2006–present
Customs Department Desert KA2 digital camouflage Anti-Smuggling Division of Jordanian Customs 2006–present
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MultiCam
Jordanian Army Special Operations Force Snipers First spotted at the opening of the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) on 1Apr08 near Amman, Jordan. Australia, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Iraq, Mexico, Poland (Suez pattern), Taiwan, United States 2008–present
 Kuwait Two-color Amoeba pattern
US 3-colour Desert Kuwaiti Army 1992–2007
Desert digital camouflage Newly used by Kuwaiti Army Also Known as "KAPAT" (Kuwaiti Army Digital Pattern). The pattern is very similar to Arid CADPAT. Afghanistan, Canada 2007–present
Four-color Amoeba pattern Kuwait National Guards Iraq
Six-Color Desert Pattern Kuwaiti Police Services "Light Gray Barbedwire camouflage"
Subdued Blue DPM Kuwaiti Police Special Security Force Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon
Yellow DPM The security unit of the Kuwait National Assembly
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British Desert DPM
Kuwait Border Police Bahrain, Canada, Iraq, Kenya, New Zealand, Romania, UK 2007–present
 Lebanon US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Lebanese Armed Forces United States 1980s–present
Airborne Digital Camouflage Lebanese Airborne Regiment 2008–present
Commando Tigerstripe Camouflage Lebanese Commando Regiment Brazil 2008–present
Greyish Blue 4-color DPM Lebanese Internal Security Forces present Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait
ARPAT Lebanese Navy SEALs Regiment United States 2008–present
Desert Digital Camouflage

Shiite Muslims Hezbollah militants

Similar to desert MARPAT pattern Seen on leader Abbas Mussawi memorials (22 February 2008).

Middle East N–Z[edit]

Country/territory Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Palestine (PNA) Subdued Blue DPM Palestinian (Hamas) security forces
Central European Camouflage Palestinian Presidential Guards France 2009–present
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US Woodland
Palestinian security forces
 Saudi Arabia US 3-color Desert Royal Saudi Arabian Armed Forces Early 2000s–present
Six-Color Desert Pattern previously by Royal Saudi Arabian Armed Forces "Chocolate-chip horizontal camouflage" 1990s
Six-Color Desert Pattern Saudi Arabian Marine Corps "Light Gray Chocolate-chip camouflage", also known as "Saudi Arabian Desert Camo" Afghanistan 1980s
Grey 3-color Desert Currently by Saudi Arabian Security Forces Grey variant of US 3-color desert pattern 2006–present
Six-Color Desert Pattern previously by Saudi Arabian Security Forces "Grayish Green Chocolate-chip camouflage" Until 2006
 Syria Arid Brushstroke
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US Woodland
Current camouflage pattern of the Syrian Army
Vertical Lizard pattern Similar to French Lizard Camouflage
 United Arab Emirates (UAE) Desert Digital Camouflage Currently by UAE Union Defense Force This is 4-color desert digital camo which similar to Kuwait's 2nd generation of KAPAT. Kuwait 2010–present
US 3-color Desert UAE Union Defense Force Australia, Hungary, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United States
Central European (CCE) pattern UAE contingent for KFOR mission Austria, France, Jordan, Morocco, and some African countries
Experimental DESTEX Digital Camouflage Pixelated pattern developed by HyperStealth[2] Tested in 2006[unreliable source?],
Six-Color Desert Pattern Afghanistan, China, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United States 1990s
Thule
 Yemen Woodland Digital Camouflage Yemeni Central Security Forces 2009–present
New Zealand DPM Yemen Army, Yemeni Central Security Forces
Rural Digital Camouflage Yemeni Republican Guards It is light green digital camo pattern. 2009–present
Six-Color Desert Pattern Yemeni Army, Yemeni Navy "Dark Brown Chocolate-chip camouflage" present
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US Woodland
Briefly used by Yemeni Army Counter-Terrorism Unit 2007–present
US 3-color Desert
Subdued Blue DPM Yemeni Security Forces present

Middle East Others[edit]

Entity Camouflage pattern Other user(s)
 Palestine (a non-state entity) Blotch Syria

Europe[edit]

Europe A–F[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Albania US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
United States 1990s–present
 Armenia Armenian Digital Flectarn Armenian Army Nagorno-Karabakh Armed Forces 2010
Hellenic Lizard Camouflage Armenian Armed Forces Cyprus, Greece present
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US Woodland
Armenian Army Spetsnaz United States
US 3-color Desert Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Slovenia, United States
 Austria Austrian 5-color Forest Digital Camouflage This is one of two prototype patterns that shown at Austrian Future Soldier 2008 exhibition. coming soon
Austrian 4-color Desert Digital Camouflage This is one of two prototype patterns that shown at Austrian Future Soldier 2008 exhibition. coming soon
US 3-color Desert Austrian Army on peacekeeping missions in Golan Heights, and international disaster relief mission for 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake. Same as US 3-color desert BDU but with shoulder tabs. Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Slovenia, United States present
Punktmuster (Spotted pattern) Small spots in the style of USMC World War II Frog Skin pattern. Medium brown background.
Splinter-type pattern In the style of German Marsh pattern, with rounded splotches printed on a beige background. This pattern and the Punktmuster are found together on reversible tarp/ponchos.
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Austrian Erbsenmuster
Austrian Army (Österreichisches Bundesheer) In the style of the late German war pattern Erbsenmuster. The Austrian Erbsenmuster was a five-colour camouflage for uniforms and haversacks. 1957–1978
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Turkish Pattern
Azerbaijani Armed Forces Non-digital. Turkey 2008–present
 Belgium Moons and Balls A Denison Smock-type pattern
Brushstroke Algeria, Iraq, Malaysia, Palestinian Authority 1953–Present
Jigsaw (First Pattern) Para-Commandos A 4-color print in similar style to ERDL pattern, but with a regular, jigsaw puzzle-like appearance with tiny slivers of white edging the black parts of the pattern Burundi, Chad, Republic of Congo, Libya, Democratic Republic of Congo 1958–1963
Jigsaw (Second Pattern) Para-Commandos, Parachutists Similar to the original, first time massed produced to certain units 1989–1999
Jigsaw (Third Pattern) Naval, Air, and Ground Forces 1999–Present
Desert Jigsaw 2004–Present
Belgian Flecktarn Belgian Air Force, Belgian Air Cadets printed with a burred edge which gives a distinctive 'ringed' appearance. It is further distinguished by the substitution of rust red for the red earth color seen in German-Flecktarn. Used briefly by Belgian Air Force ground combat units during the early 1990s, but continue to use by Air Cadets today. 1990s–present
 Bulgaria Squiggle Splinter A Splinter-type pattern with fascinating squiggles in place of the straight "rain" part of the pattern Slovenia
Bulgarian 5-color Temperate DPM current issue of Bulgarian Armed Forces Also known as "NATO Camouflage Pattern" 2003–present
Bulgarian 3-color Desert DPM Bulgarian contingent in Iraq (2003–2005) 2003–present
Bulgarian Grey DPM Bulgarian Air Force 2003–present
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bihac Pocket
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US Woodland
Army of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina It is from US military surplus. Ended in 2007
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Woodland digital camouflage
Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina(OSBiH) Exact pattern and cut of USMC MARPAT, but with no EGA embroidered and made by ripstop clothes in Bosnia. Afghanistan, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, United States 2006–present
US 3-color Desert OSBiH contingent on overseas mission in middle east. It is modified with Velcros from US military surplus. Afghanistan, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Netherlands, United States 2005–present
 Croatia Croatian Forest digital camouflage Croatian Armed Forces It is pixelated on 4-color woodland pattern, and confirmed on March 2009. 2009–present.
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US Woodland
Croatian Armed Forces United States present
Croatian Desert digital camouflage Croatian Armed Forces on international peace operations Pixelated on US 3-color desert camo 2007–present
US 3-color Desert Croatian contingent on ISAF mission in Afghanistan Almost same camo pattern with US but in darker shades. United States 2005–2007
Croatian Navy digital camouflage Croatian Navy 2011–present
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Cyprus Cyprus Camo Pattern Standard issue of the Cypriot National Guard Similar shapes to US Woodland camo but colours adapted to the Cyprus environment Greece present
Cyprus Airforce Camo Pattern Standard issue of the Cypriot National Guard Air Force Similar shapes to US Woodland camo but colours adopted to the Cyprus environment with a bit of blue Greece present
Greek Lizard Pattern Standard issue of the Cypriot National Guard Armenia, Greece present
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Woodland Digital Camouflage
Cypriot National Guard Special Forces Exact pattern and cut of USMC MARPAT, but with no EGA embroidered Afghanistan, Bosnia, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, United States present
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US Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP)
Cypriot National Guard Special Forces US ACU camo on MARPAT-style uniform United States present
Klyaksa Snow Camouflage Cypriot National Guard Special Forces Russian Army, FSB, and MVD security units
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US Woodland
Cypriot National Guard Navy Underwater Demolitions Units "OYK" United States
 Czechoslovakia
(1918–1992)
Mlok (Salamander) Airborne troops A striking pattern of large splotches including bright yellow. Sometimes called "Clown" pattern. Exported to Czech arms clients in the Middle East and Africa 1960s–1970s
Oblacky (Clouds)
Rain Pattern Similar to East German Rain pattern with much smaller stripes and with a subtle water-stain pattern behind the raindrops
Red desert Trial uniform with spray paint effect on orangey base colour
 Czech Republic
(current, since 1993)
Woodland pattern vz.95
(link to picture)
Currently used by Czech Armed Forces. Introduced in 1985, based on US ERDL pattern. 1995–present
Desert pattern vz.95
(link to picture)
Used by Czech troops deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Introduced in 1985. 1995–present
Work uniform vz.92 1992–?
 Denmark M/12 Multicam Danish Armed Forces The new uniform and personal equipment of M/12 combat system in multicam is issued to the last contingent of Danish troops (Rota 15) deployed to Afghanistan on January 2013. Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Chad, Chile, Georgia, Hong Kong Police, Iraq, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, UK(MTP), United States 2012–present
M/84 Current issue pattern of the Military of Denmark Based on the West German Bundeswehr-Flecktarn, but with only three colours. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden Police 1984–present
T/96 1996–Present
T/90 1990–Present
T/78 Trial Uniform; never adopted It was never adopted but it eventually evolved into the M84 pattern. 1978
M/01 Current issue desert pattern of the Military of Denmark 2000–Present
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Estonia ESTDCU Woodland Digital Camouflage Very similar to CADPAT 2005–present
ESTDCU Desert Digital Camouflage Firstly adopted by Estonian forces in Afghanistan 2006–present
US 3-color Desert 2006
US Six-Color Desert Pattern Estonian troops during the early phase of deployment in Iraq 2005
ESTDCU Snow Digital Camouflage Estonian Army The overcoat is with dark grey pixelated spots on snow white background. 2009–present
Danish M/84 Camouflage Briefly used by Estonian troops with the NATO Stabilization Force "SFOR" in Bosnia-Herzegovina
 Finland M05 woodland pattern.jpg
M05 Woodland Pattern
Finnish Defence Forces 2007–Present
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M05 Snow Pattern
Finnish Defence Forces 2007–Present
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M05 Cold Weather Pattern
Finnish Defence Forces Mixed snow and woodland pattern. 2007–Present
M91 Woodland pattern in active service use, slowly being replaced by M05. M91 is still given for the reservists instead of M05 with the exception of Local Defence troops (Finland). From the 1990s
M62 Woodland pattern available in many lighter and darker colour variations. Has been replaced by M91 and M05 in all service branches except Army airborne jaegers. The remaining ones are being sold out of the stocks directly by Millog or private shopkeepers. Both the jacket and the trousers are reversible, with the other side being white for winter use. Both sides of the suit have identical pockets and straps. From the 1960s
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''M/04 Desert Pattern
Finnish contingents in ISAF and EUFOR Chad Prototype versions designated K04A and K04B have been in operational use. First prototype version used by the UNMEE Finnish contingent in 2003.
 France French Centre Europe camo.jpg
Central European (CE) pattern
Current issue of the French Armed Forces Austria, Jordan, Morocco, UAE and some African countries Since 1991
FELIN Camouflage French Armed Forces As a part of French Future Infantry Soldier System Project Developed by Sagem between 2004 and 2007. Confirmed in 2007, and slated to be fielded to all active infantry regiments within the French Army by 2010
Daguet 3-color Desert Camouflage French Armed Forces Desert variant of CE pattern 1991–present
Urban pattern French Gendarmerie GIGN Urban/night variant of French CE pattern Gabon present
Tundra 3-Color Snow Camouflage Suit French Army 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade green and pink stripes on white background, lately developed by Arktis[3]
Experimental French Desert flecktarn camouflage 13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment Tested by the 13th Parachute Dragoons in 2006
Léopard (Tenue Léopard) or TAP 47 Algeria, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Croatia, Gabon, Greece, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya Libya, Vietnam
Tiger variant: M63 Vertical Tiger Portugal
Tiger variant: Purple Tiger (camouflage) Serbia and Montenegro
Tigerstripe Ecuador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Thailand, USA, Vietnam
Tigerstripe variants: Dark Vertical Tigerstripe, Light Vertical Tigerstripe Singapore

Europe G–N[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Georgia Flecktarn pattern.jpg
German Flecktarn
Georgian peacekeeping troops on NATO KFOR mission Belgium, China, Democratic Republic of Congo via Belgium, Germany, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Russia, Ukraine 2005
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US Woodland
Malta, United States Before 2007
US 3-color Desert Georgian contingent at Iraq and Afghanistan. Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, United States
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Georgian Woodland digital marpat camouflage
Georgian variant, cut of USMC MARPAT uniform without EGA 2007–2010
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Multicam
Georgian Armed Forces Georgian variant of multicam, based on US Army multicam pattern. Australia, Chile, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States 2010–present
Danish M/84 Camouflage Special force of MIA Constitutional Security Department (KUD) Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden Police 2012–present
 Germany (past and present)
Country/Timeline Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) Flecktarn pattern.jpg
German Flecktarn
Current issue of the German Armed Forces Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Burkina Faso, China, Democratic Republic of Congo provided by Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine 1990-present
5-color Tropentarn Current issue of the German Armed Forces in tropical regions. Same pattern as standard Flecktarn, but with brighter colors and on lighter fabric". present
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3-color Tropentarn
Latest issue of the German Armed Forces in desert regions. Also known as "Wüstentarn". Armenia, Denmark, India, Slovenia 2006–present
Punktmuster Austria, Japan
Ambush
Snow pattern A dark green on white print used in cotton snow smocks. Looks as if it were daubed with a dry brush in round splotches.
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Marsh pattern (Sumpfmuster)
Bundesgrenzschutz (now Bundespolizei) and border guards This has the same forms as the Splinter pattern, but the screens have been remade with blurry edges, and the colors are different. Czech Republic, Libya
 Weimar Republic Buntfarbenmuster 31 (Splittertarn).jpg
Splinter pattern (Splittertarn)
The original 1931 Splinter pattern used straight lines and angles in the main splotches and needle like streaks over that
 Nazi Germany BGS Sumpftarn.jpg
Marsh pattern (Sumpftarn)
Wehrmacht This has the same forms as the Splinter pattern, but the screens have been remade with blurry edges, and the colors are different. Czech Republic, Libya
Leibermuster Wehrmacht/SS Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland
"Splinter-B" Wehrmacht Luftwaffe paratroopers in World War II
Oak Leaf pattern SS Egypt, Iraq
Palm pattern (Palmenmuster) SS
1944 Dot pattern (Erbsenmuster) SS
SS Platanenmuster Sommer.jpgSS Platanenmuster Herbst.jpg
Plane Tree (Platanenmuster)
SS
Smoke pattern (Rauchtarnmuster) SS
 East Germany (German Democratic Republic) Strichtarn.JPG
Rain, Line, Stricheldruckmuster or Ein Strich/Kein Strich
Exported heavily during GDR times and afterward, largely to Africa
Loop pattern
Flächentarnmuster', AKA "Potato" or "Blumentarn" Olive, blue-green and brown ragged splotches over light olive[4] Late 1950s–late 1960s
Splotch pattern
Russian (Russisches Tarnmuster)
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Marsh pattern (Sumpfmuster)
Border guards This has the same forms as the Splinter pattern, but the screens have been remade with blurry edges, and the colors are different. Czech Republic, Libya
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Greece Hellenic Lizard Camouflage Hellenic Army, HAF 31st Special Operations Squadron A desert version of the Lizard pattern exists and is issued to Greek Army forces deployed in arid environments Armenia, Cyprus Late 1970s–present
HAF Lizard Camouflage Hellenic Air Force This 4-color greyish blue lizard pattern is the variant of Hellenic Army woodland lizard camouflage, and comes in 4-pocket BDU and 2-pocket tuckin shirt with epaulettes. 2008–present
Hellenic Pentacam Hellenic Army Raider Forces (Dynameis Katadromon) An all terrain camouflage developed by Hellenic company Pentagon SA for the Hellenic Army.

2013-present

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British DPM pattern
HAF 31st Special Operations Squadron, Hellenic Army Raider Forces (Dynameis Katadromon) UK
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US Woodland
Hellenic Navy Underwater Demolition Command (DYK), Hellenic Coast Guard Georgia, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, United States present
Three-Color Desert Hellenic Navy Underwater Demolition Command (DYK), HAF personnel deployed in arid environments Chile, El Salvador, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Netherlands, UAE, Pakistan, Russia, United States present
Woodland Digital Camouflage Briefly by Hellenic Navy Underwater Demolition Command (DYK) Exactly same cut & pattern of USMC MARPAT. Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, United States 2004–present
Klyaksa Snow Camouflage Hellenic Special Forces snow uniform Russian Army, FSB, and MVD security units present
Hellenic Digital Camouflage Used by Hellenic Special Forces (E.T.A and Z'M.A.K) Similar to the Russian flora and Hellenic lizzard but in digital. 2011–present
 Hungary US 3-color Desert Hungarian Defence Force on peacekeeping missions US made uniforms with Hungarian insignia used to help out the shortage of M90 desert uniforms. Greece, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, United States
Hungarian four-colour desert camouflage pattern Hungarian Defence Force on peacekeeping missions 4 colour desert version of the M90 pattern camouflage late 1990s - present
M90 Hungarian camouflage pattern Hungarian Defence Force Based on the US woodland pattern, used as uniform and shelter-half 1990–present
M51 camouflage pattern Ministry of interior troops (border guards, police, communist militia) resembles East German Flächentarnmuster, used only as shelter-half 1950s-1970s
M49/82 3-colour camouflage pattern Hungarian People's Army, after 1990 Hungarian Denece Force, Border Guards, Police Updated version of the M49 camouflage pattern, used mainly as shelter half and paratrooper uniform by the army, used mainly as uniform by border guards and police 1982-late 1990s
M49 camouflage pattern Hungarian People's Army, after 1990 Hungarian Defence Force Updated version of the M44 pattern, used only as shelter-half 1949–present
M44 camouflage pattern Royal Hungarian Defence Force Updated version of the M38 pattern, strongly influenced by the German Sumpftarn pattern, very few surviving pieces suggest limited use as shelter-half and bicycle trooper poncho. 1944-45
M38 camouflage pattern Royal Hungarian Defence Force Influenced by the Italian Telo Mimetico pattern. Used mainly as shelter half. Very few surviving pieces suggest limited use as helmet cover and parachute jump schmock. 1938-1945
 Iceland Norwegian M/2000 battle uniform, woodland and desert variants Crisis Response Unit Used on Peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan and in training in Iceland and Norway Norway, Serbia
 Ireland Curragh Shamrock
Irish 4-color DPM Irish Defence Forces Indigenous design not in the style of British DPM. Irish DPM comprises black, earth brown and olive drab on pale olive grey base. 1999–present
Irish Desert DPM present
 Italy 1960s Italian M1929.jpg
Telo mimetico
A 3-color pattern first used in 1929, thus the world's first pattern-printed camouflage military uniform. The name simply means "camouflage cloth". In use through the 1970s
Snow Suit White background with green spots which inspired by German snow pattern Germany 1984–present
Arctic Vegetato Camouflage Arctic variant of Vegetato Camouflage. It used a white base with gray spots and the final effect is similar to Disruptive Overwhite Snow digital camouflage of USMC. Currently only used by the alpine regiments. 2007–present
Reggimento San Marco Camouflage San Marco Regiment 1992–present
Desert Spray
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Italian Army, Italian Carabinieri Also known as "M92 Woodland Camo" which is based on US M81 Woodland. Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, United States 1992–2001
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Vegetato Camouflage
Currently used by Italian Army, Air Force, Navy, Carabinieri (Military Police/Gendarmerie, when on military operations) Standard woodland 2004–present
Vegecam Camouflage Currently used by Italian special forces in home-training Vegetato pattern with white shade added 2007–present
M92 Desert Camouflage Italian Army Also called as "Somalia Desert Camo". 1992–2004
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Desert Vegetato Camouflage
required. Desert variant of Vegetato camo. The standard camouflage for the Italian Forces is the vegetato (woodland) Malta 2004–present
 Latvia US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Used as standard issue of the Latvian Army, Latvian National Guard Georgia, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United States 1995–2014
Sweden M90 pattern.svg
Swedish M/90 Camouflage
SFOR Latvian peacekeeping contingent in former Yugoslavia Sweden early 1990s
US 3-color Desert Latvian contingent on Iraq mission Georgia, Malta, United States 2004–2006
NBS2006 Arid Digital Camouflage (LATPAT) Standard issue of the Latvian Army, Latvian National Guard Fabric is designed and supplied by Sweden SAAB Barracuda AB, but uniforms are made by Brasa in Riga, Latvia. 2006–present
 Luxembourg US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Standard issue of the Luxembourgish Army It is exact issue of US Woodland BDU. Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, United States present
Luxembourgish Forest Pattern Luxembourg contingent on NATO KFOR mission Also known as LUCAM or LUPAT. Like Italian Vegetato, it is about spray paint effect. BDU-style uniform with this 4-color pattern is replacing Belgium Jigsaw uniform now issued. Using different pattern abroad instead of standard issue of US M81 Woodland BDU is to avoid being confused with US troops who are dressed same as Luxembourg do. 2009–present
Belgium Jigsaw Pattern Luxembourg contingent with Belgian army on peacekeeping missions abroad Belgium
Luxembourgish Desert Pattern Luxembourg contingent on ISAF mission Also known as LUCAM or LUPAT. Like Italian Vegetato, it is about spray paint effect. BDU-style uniform with this pattern is replacing Belgium Jigsaw uniform currently issued. Using different pattern abroad instead of standard issue of US M81 Woodland BDU is to avoid being confused with US troops who are dressed same as Luxembourg do. 2009–present
Belgium Desert Jigsaw Pattern Luxembourg contingent on UNIFIL peacekeeping mission Belgium present
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Macedonia Four-Color Dark
 Malta US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) It is exact issue of US woodland BDU. Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, United States Before 2012
Vegetato deserto.jpg
Italian Desert Vegetato Camouflage
Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Same as Italian Desert Vegetato camo uniform. Italy 2012–present
US 3-color Desert Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) It is exact issue of US DCU but with shoulder tabs. Malta, United States Before 2012
 Montenegro VCG Multicam Montenegran Armed Forces This is a derivative version of Multicam with slight differences. It marked with the letters "VCG" (Vojska Crne Gore in English that means "Army of Montenegro") which next to the shape mark of a map of Montenegro. The uniform is manufactured by Croatian company Kroko. 2010–present
VCG Arid Camouflage Montenegran Troop on ISAF mission This is desert version of VCG Multicam. Its color scheme is very similar to Spanish Spectrum64K Desert Digital Camo pattern. 2010–present
 Netherlands Netherlands Fractal Pattern (NFP) Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Air Force This is a part of VOSS programme ("Improved Operational Soldier System" in English) and will be officially issued out in 2014. It would have NFP-Green for woodland and NFP-Tan for arid terrain. It was released for field trial in the late 2012. Coming soon
Dutch DPM Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Air Force This pattern is a reprint of the British DPM, but leaves off some very small parts of the British pattern: tiny dots at the edges of the larger blotches present
Dutch 3-color Desert Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Air Force This pattern is based on US 3-color Desert, but in smaller scale. 2003–present
Dutch Jigsaw Netherlands Marine Corps A variant of the Belgian jigsaw puzzle pattern but in tan, brown, green and black Belgian 1983–1986
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British DPM
Netherlands Marine Corps Changed from previous US Woodland pattern to British DPM. In 1992, KM decided to get US Woodland pattern back because they dissatisfied how DPM pattern working in jungle terrain. UK 1990–1992
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Netherlands Marine Corps It is exact issue of US woodland BDU but with shoulder tabs. Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, United States 1992–present
Forest Camouflage Netherlands Marine Corps Since US Armed Forces is adapting new combat uniform, the supply of genuine US Woodland BDU is getting low. Dutch MOD decided to make for themselves in 2008. The production is in China. The Dutch-designed forest pattern is based on US M81 woodland BDU but more brownish. 2008–present
US 3-color Desert Netherlands Marine Corps It is exact issue of US DCU but with shoulder tabs. Malta, United States present
Dutch 5-color Jungle pattern Dutch troops in UN mission in Cambodia First used by the troops during that mission
 Norway Air Force Spot Camouflage Royal Norwegian Air Force 1981–1998
M/75 1975–2002
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British DPM pattern
Special Forces UK 1990s-2011
M/98 battle uniform 1998–present
M/2000 battle uniform, woodland and desert variants Norwegian Armed Forces Desert version also used by the Icelandic Crisis Response Unit in Afghanistan and Serbia contingent for UN MINURCAT mission 2000–present
M/2002 cold weather uniform Norwegian Armed Forces 2002–present
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MultiCam
Special Forces Australia, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Jordan, Mexico, Panama, Poland (Suez pattern), Taiwan, UK (MTP), United States 2011–present

Europe O–Z[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Poland Moro.stary.wzor.jpg
Moro
Polish Armed Forces Polish standard land forces pattern since 70s to end of 80s
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Puma
Polish Armed Forces Polish experimental pattern from early 90s. Early 90s
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Pantera (Panther) Woodland Camouflage
Polish Armed Forces Current issue of Polish Army 1993–present
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Pantera Woodland Digital Camouflage
Briefly used by some officers of Polish Army Special Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan Pixelated of Pantera Woodland pattern in ACU-style uniform 2008–present
Pantera (Panther) Desert Camouflage Current issue of Polish Army in Iraq and Afghanistan present
Pantera Desert Digital Camouflage Briefly used by some officers of Polish Army Special Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan Pixelated of Pantera Desert pattern in ACU-style uniform 2008–present
Suez/Camogrom Currently being used by the Wojska Specjalne (JW Grom, JW Komandosów, JW Formoza, JW Agat, and JW Nil). Also in use within the Biuro Ochrony Rządu, Agencja Bezpieczeństwa Wojskowego. Looks very similar to MultiCam, but without lime green. 2007–present
Polish Urban Flecktarn Polish police tactical teams SPAP & BOA Its design is similar to the German Flecktarn, but with urban colours: black, dark grey, grey, light grey and white. Used since the 1990s
Polish Woodland Flecktarn Used by UOP
 Portugal M61 Portuguese Army, Portuguese Navy
M63 Vertical Lizard Portuguese Army, Portuguese Navy Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique
Portuguese DPM Portuguese Army Used since the late 1990s
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Portuguese Air Force
Experimental Portuguese Arid DPM Tested by Portuguese Air Force on ISAF mission in Afghanistan
 Romania Parsley (Persilla)
M2002 Romanian DPM
M2002 Romanian Desert DPM It is based on British desert DPM pattern with darker color tone.
 Russia Digital Flora (EMR) Russian Army Intended to replace Flora. Other versions include Sever (northern regions), Zima (winter), and Digital Gorod (city). Standard issue since 2008
Flora 3-color Camouflage, standard issue. Russian Army, Internal Troops There are both forest and desert/mountain variants. Belarus Standard issue since 1998
Survival Pattern (SURPAT) Spetsnaz With new shades of colors (green, brown, gray, and black), it was developed by Russia's Survival Corps in co-operation with units of Russian Special Forces on UN mission in Libya. SURPAT can universally match to any urban, forest, desert, and mountain environments. 2008–present
Spectre Pattern Spetsgruppa Alfa Russian company SSO / SPOSN has announced the availability of their a new family of digital camouflage patterns. There are "Spectre" (for summer woodland), "Spectre-Autumn" (for autumn woodland), and "Spectre-S" (for semi-arid). 2011
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MultiCam
FSB, Alpha Group Chad, Chile, Georgia, Jordan, Mexico, Poland (Suez pattern), Taiwan, United States 2009–present
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German Flecktarn
Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) Albania, Austria, Belgium, Georgia, Romania 2010–present
Klyaksa Snow Camouflage Russian Army, FSB, and MVD security units
Gorod, Gorod-1 MVD An urban camouflage scheme. Ukraine
Kamysh Russian Army, Internal Troops, MVD Looks like tall grass. 1993–present
Rastr MVD A version of Kamysh with added brown diffraction like raster. 2004–present
Tigr Russian Army A version of tigerstripe. There are both green and urban variants. 1993–present
Beryozka MVD, Russian Naval Infantry, Spetsnaz Light green digital birch leaves on a dark green background. 2000–present
Les 4-color Woodland Camouflage Spetsnaz and MVD security units Look almost like US Woodland, although the colors are different, shapes more regular and smaller. 1992–present
Malay Tigerstripe Woodland pattern Spetsnaz Black stripes on a 4-color woodland background which also known as "Zebra Camo". Malaysia, Brunei 2011–present
Schofield Short service as standard Soviet Military issue Usually referred to as VSR also known as Dubok. Replaced by Flora. There are both forest and desert/mountain variants. Ukraine 1991–1998
SMK Spetsnaz and MVD Printed with a dense, four-color mottled pattern in both woodland and urban colorways. 1991–1998
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Serbia MD M93 Hrastov List (Jigsaw Pattern) Serbian Armed Forces Being replaced by MDU M10 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Republika Srpska 1993–present
MD M10 Digital camouflage Serbian Armed Forces Digital pattern, loosely based MD-03 pattern (Crème, Brown, Black, Light and dark green). 2010
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US Woodland
Žandarmerija and PTJ 1995
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US Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP)
SAJ, and Žandarmerija United States 2008–present
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Smog
SAJ Based on British DPM Russia
MD M03 Woodland Camouflage Some Serbian Army units Trial pattern, never fully adopted. 2003
DMD-M03 Digital Woodland Camouflage PTJ and Žandarmerija Summer (green-dominant) and fall (brown-dominant) versions. 2008–present
 Slovakia Model 97 Military of Slovakia and special police units Similar to US woodland 1990s–2008
Vz.2007 "Forest" Military of Slovakia Digital camouflage 2009–
 Slovenia Slovenian Experimental SLOCAM Tested by 140 members of Slovenian Army It is the variant of Multicam pattern as a part of their “21st Century Warrior” soldier modernization program. Chad, Chile, Jordan, Poland, United States March–December 2009
Slovenian 4-Color Woodland Jigsaw pattern Current issue of Slovenian Armed Forces Based on the brown-dominant of Yugoslavian M87 camo
US 3-color Desert Previously used by Slovenian contingent and Special Operations Force on ISAF mission in Afghanistan 2003–2007
Slovenian 4-Color Desert Jigsaw pattern Currently used by Slovenian troops on Middle East deployment Late 2007–present
Red desert Briefly used by Slovenian special forces in Afghanistan Trial uniform with spray paint effect on orangey base colour under Czechoslovakia during the early 1990s present
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British DPM pattern
Solely used by Slovenian Army Special Operations Force
 Spain Spectrum64K Digital Camouflage Spanish Army This 4-color woodland digital camouflage is lately adopted. It would have another variant pattern for desert/urban terrain. 2010–present
Amoeba (Overlapping splotches) Many color variants of this were used. Splotches were of similar type to ERDL pattern and Leibermuster, and overlapped as in the Leiber pattern.
ERDL brown-dominant pattern
Spectrum64K Desert Digital Camouflage Spanish Army This 4-color desert digital camouflage is variant pattern of Spectrum64K series. It would be issued to overseas operations. Montenegro 2010–present
US Six-Color Desert Pattern "Chocolate-chip camouflage"
Sahara Camouflage Spanish garrison forces in North African region before the 1960s until the 1960s
 Soviet Union (USSR) Patró-ameba-URSS.jpg
Amoeba (MKK)
Red Army and Soviet Airborne Troops First Soviet camouflage, coloration varies. Romania, Ukraine Marine Corps 1938-1950s
TTsMKK Red Army Three-color disruptive camouflage with dark green and foliage green on a yellow-tan base. Albania 1944-1950s
Leaf Didn't make it to service. Tan leaf shapes on a bright green background, trial pattern. 1948
Sunshine rays Soviet Airborne Troops The pattern of jagged tan shapes on a grass green field would later be fielded on a variety of two-piece camouflage uniforms (KLMK) Russia, Ukraine 1968-1991
3-color TTsKO pattern Spetsnaz, Soviet Airborne Troops Variants include Desert, Brown, Green Forest, Rocks and Mountain. Ukraine 1981-1991
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Sweden Sweden M90 pattern.svg
M90 Splinter Temperate Woodland
The M90 pattern is easily recognizable by its angular color splotches. The Temperate Woodland consists of dark green, light green, tan and dark blue.
M90 Splinter Desert
2-color Pixelated Snow Camouflage Screen Net
Experimental M90 Splinter 2-color Snow
M/84 Adopted by Swedish National Police and Swedish Army OPFOR
US 3-color Desert Swedish peacekeeping troops during UNOSOM II in Somalia The 3-color Desert uniform was supplied from US military since they were working together there at the time. Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Slovenia, United States 1993-1994
  Switzerland TAZ 90 Sub-Tropical pattern Swiss Army Latest variant of TAZ 90 for warmer southern Switzerland 2008–present
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TAZ 90 (TASS 90)
current issue of Swiss Armed Forces Austria 1993–present
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TAZ 83 Alpenflage or Swiss Leibermuster
Swiss Armed Forces This Swiss Leibermuster based on German SS Leibermuster. It has 6 colours: A light green body. Overprinted with a green, red/reddish brown and black leaf shapes. 1957–1992
Splinter (Splittermuster) Swiss Armed Forces Very similar like the German Splittermuster 1931. For helmet covers and shelter halves. 1940–1955
Swiss Sumpfmuster Swiss Armed Forces Introduced with the Splittermuster. 1940–1955
 Turkey Turkish Pattern.jpg Turkish Pattern 2.jpg
"Turkish Pattern"
Turkish Armed Forces Designed by the fashion designer Arzu Kaprol and developed by TÜBİTAK.[5] Five available variants, soft earth tone background, greenish khaki background, white tone winter variant, light brown tone desert variant and dark blue coloured aviation variant.[6] Anti-bacterial and non-digital. Azerbaijan 2008 – present
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"MultiCam"
Turkish Navy Used by Su Altı Taarruz and Su Altı Savunma teams.[7][8][9] United States 2013–present

"Black Woodland"
Turkish Land Forces
Gendarmerie General Command
Used by special operations teams.[10][11][12] 1990s - present
Snow Camouflage Turkish Army This camouflage has blank white waterproof uniform and helmet.[13][14] 1990s - present
US Woodland pattern.svg
"Woodland"
Turkish Armed Forces Local reprint of the US pattern, using pigments instead of vat-dye. This leaves the inside surface of the fabric uncolored, beige. Two variants, green tone for land and blue tone for air force land troopers.[15] United States 1980s - 2008

"Duck Hunter"
Turkish Armed Forces A reprint of the M-1942 Paratrooper uniform with a bluish tinge to the light green spots 1960s - 1990s

"Agean Spot"
Turkish Armed Forces A reprint of the M-1942 Paratrooper uniform with dark green, blue green, light brown & sea green spots on a greyish-tan background. 1960s - 1990s
 Ukraine Russian 3-color TTsKO pattern Ukrainian Armed Forces Forest and arid variants Since 1988
Desert 2-color amoeba pattern Ukrainian troops on ISAF mission in Afghanistan
Russian 5-color PTsMK pattern Ukrainian Special Forces Variant of German Flecktarn 2005–2006
Flectra-D 3-color flecktarn camouflage Latest issue of Ukrainian Special Forces in Libya 2006–present
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Multicam
Briefly used by Ukrainian Sluzhba Bezpeky Ukrayiny (SBU, "Alpha") Chad, Czech, Georgia, Jordan, Poland, Taiwan, United States 2008–present
Realtree Camouflage Ukrainian Sluzhba Bezpeky Ukrayiny (SBU, "Alpha") Snipers Taiwan 2008–present
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 United Kingdom (UK) 1959 Pattern Denison Parachute Smock - Front and Rear.jpg
Denison smock pattern
India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya 1942–1968
pattern/colour changes in 1959
British Armed Forces Multi Terrain Pattern camouflage.jpg
Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP)
Currently used by British Armed Forces Multicam/DPM derivative with seven-colour tone in browns and greens. It is going to replace Woodland DPM. Bermuda, Tonga 2010–present
Experimental 4-color Hybrid DPM Camouflage British Armed Forces As a part of project PECOC (Personal Equipment Common Operating Clothing). With new high-tech fabric dyes which maintain camouflage properties when viewed through infra-red night sights, and combine traditional desert colours with pale green shades - suited to the semi-desert environments where many of today's battles are fought. 2008–2009
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Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM)
British Armed Forces Adapted from 1968 but altered the scale pattern and colors in 1984, 1990, 1994 and 2000 respectively. It is being replaced by Multi-Terrain Pattern since 2010. Algeria, Cambodia, China (Special Forces), Egypt, Hong Kong Police, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway (Special Forces), Pakistan, The Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore Police, Tanzania, Uganda 1968-2012
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Desert DPM
British Armed Forces 2-color earth tone in light sand and medium brown. A small quantity of 2-color sand/brown in different color shades which so-called as "Gibraltar Desert DPM" was released as well. Canada, Iraq, Kuwait, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Romania, Saudi Arabia 1990–present
Four-Colour Desert DPM Iraq, Kenya, UAE
Desert Tigerstripe Briefly used by UK Special Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom Iraq, Singapore, United States 2003
Tropical
 Yugoslavia Mountain Camouflage 1960-1969
MD87 JNA Late 1980s
MD89 JNA Similar to MD87 but with larger pattern Serbia and Montenegro 1990-2003
Branch Pattern Never officially adopted Croatia

Europe Others[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Notes Years introduced
 Germany Arid-Flecktarn A commercial variant of flecktarn with Multicam colorway which developed by TacGear in Germany but never used in any official capacity other than in sports. It is not used by any country in any official capacity. Mar 2010
 Greece PENTACAM Developed by Pentagon S.A. located in Thessalonika, Greece. The pattern is based on Greek Lizard camouflage with Multicam-inspired coloration. It designed to help the user difficult to spot in various environments, elevations, and light conditions. In short, Pentacam is designed to work in all different types of environment as a one camouflage solution. It will be initially available on the Pentagon's Artaxes Jackets, CDUs and Scorpion boots. On Oct 2012, Pentagon delivered several sets of uniforms and headgear to the Hellenic Armed Forces Reserve Association (Leschi Efedron Enoplon Dinameon – LEFED) for evaluation. Dec 2012
 Italy Multiland Digital Camouflage A pixelation of the Italian Vegetato pattern which developed by Defcon5 Tactical Products in Italy. 2008
 United Kingdom Urban Digital DPM pattern A fictional pattern which was featured in the UK film Children of Men 2006
Arktis Digital Camouflage Developed in-house by Arktis UK; a pixelation of the British DPM pattern. It no longer has the distinct 'brush' pattern of the original DPM 2007
PenCott Digital Camouflage Developed by Hyde Definition in UK; The PenCott pattern, combines grass and pale foliage tones with several earth colours and a grey that matches both rock and weathered wood. Pale khaki highlights work with the dark brown elements to achieve a three-dimensional effect at shorter ranges. There is no black in this pattern: the illusion of depth is created by the juxtaposition of highly contrasting shades, and by the light green elements (which, through an optical illusion due to the way humans perceive colour, appear to recede or sit behind the warmer earth tones in the pattern). Irregular dark patches blend with shadows, bark and dark soil as well as breaking up the human body's distinctive shape. False edges at the high-difference boundaries of these patches further confuse the eye. It is multi-fractal, meaning it carries a micro-pattern (close range), a macro-pattern (long range), and an innovative midi-pattern (middle range). This ensures that the PenCott design continues to conceal whether its wearer is four metres away, or 400. 2008
Vista All Terrain Pattern Developed by Coating Applications Group to overcome licensing restrictions surrounding Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP). Visually it is almost identical 2011
 Russia Spectre Pattern Russian company SSO / SPOSN has announced the availability of their a new family of digital camouflage patterns. There are "Spectre" (for summer woodland), "Spectre-Autumn" (for autumn woodland), and "Spectre-S" (for semi-arid). 2010

North America[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Bermuda (UK) British Temperate DPM Bermuda Regiment This is replica of British DPM in Combat Soldier 95 uniform Hong Kong, Singapore, Swaziland, Tonga, UK -2012
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Multicam
Bermuda Regiment Using US-made Multicam ACU as an interim measure while they await issue of the new British military’s Multi Terrain Pattern uniforms before year 2013. Australia, Canada, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Georgia, Hong Kong Police, Iraq, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, UK (MTP), United States Jan 2012-2013
British Armed Forces Multi Terrain Pattern camouflage.jpg
British Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP)
Bermuda Regiment It would acquire from the supply chain of British MoD which making the cost of new uniform 30% cheaper than the current DPM uniform. Tonga, UK 2013-
 Canada Reversed British DPM Canadian Airborne Regiments This is the 1975 Canadian Para Smock, Replaced a 1950s era Nylon OG Para Smock 1975–1995
Garrison Leaf pattern Used by limited units within the Canadian Forces Commercial pattern used on Garrison Dress Jacket.
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British Desert 2-color DPM
Shortly by Canadian Forces during the 1st Gulf War. Canadian snipers in Afghanistan (2001–2002). A small quantity of British Desert DPM shirts and trousers were purchased for limited issue to some Canadians on duty in Kuwait and Iraq during the 1st Gulf War. Before Arid CADPAT released, British desert DPM was preferred by Canadian snipers in Afghanistan (Operation Anaconda). Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Romania, Saudi Arabia, UK 1990-91, 2001–2002
Experimental Tan Desert Combat Uniform Canadian Forces on peacekeeping mission in Africa/Middle East Tested in the early 1990s
CADPAT digital camouflage pattern (Temperate Woodland variant).jpg
CADPAT
Currently by Canadian Forces Colloquially known as "relish", it has 3 variants: Woodland, Arid, Arctic Late 2001–present
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Multicam
RCMP ERT teams, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Australia, Bermuda, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Georgia, Hong Kong Police, Iraq, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, UK (MTP), United States 2012–present
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CADETPAT
Endorsed by the Royal Canadian Army Cadets (RCAC) League as the RCAC's field uniform Woodland MARPAT camo on CADPAT-style uniform Adopted in 2004
 Mexico
Woodland Digital Camouflage
Mexican Army stationed in the country's jungle and woodlands zones Developed by the SEDENA's Factories, Taking the country's vegetation and geography 2008–present
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Currently by Mexican Armed Forces It is going to be replaced by Woodland Digital Camouflage pattern United States present

Desert Digital Camouflage
Mexican Army stationed in the country's desert zones Developed by the SEDENA's Factories, Taking the country's vegetation and geography 2008–present
US Three-Color Desert Currently by Mexican Armed Forces It is going to be replaced by Desert Digital Camouflage United States present

Marines Digital Camouflage (Woodland, Desert and Urban)
Mexican Marine Corps A pixelated version of the US M81 Woodland 2008–present
US Subdued Urban Camouflage Federal Police GOPES United States present
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Multicam
'Vanguardie' unit from BCN State Attorney General's Office (PGJE) Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Georgia, Hong Kong Police, Iraq, Jordan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, UK (MTP), United States 2009–present
 U.S. - present issued patterns UCP pattern.jpg
one universal variant
Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP)
United States Department of the Army Seal.svg
U.S. Army
The pattern is also known as "ACUPAT or "ARPAT". This new uniform design is named as Army Combat Uniform officially. For deployed U.S. Army units in Afghanistan it is being phased out, with Multicam replacing it. However, it is expected to be fully phased out by 2018. Chile, Cyprus, Côte d'Ivoire, Peru, Serbia, Iran 2004–2018
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MultiCam

(in the U.S. Armed Forces known as OCP - Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern)
U.S. special forces, DEA, USAF Combat Controllers, USAF STS, U.S. Army MP Special Response Team, 173rd Airborne Brigade, various SWAT teams.
Also being issued to all U.S. Army and ground-based U.S. Air Force units deployed in Afghanistan
Other users include AFSOC and SOCOM members. It is meant to provide concealment in a variety of backgrounds such as desert, tropical and temperate woodlands, savanna, etc. It is the standard issue pattern for U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force personnel serving in Afghanistan, until at least 2013-14 when the U.S. Army officially announces its decision to purchase a new Family of Patterns (FOPs) which will come in Woodland, Desert, Transitional, and a single pattern for gear. A formal announcement was expected on June 14 on the Army's birthday, but due to the congress bill that orders all service branches to have a common set of camouflage uniforms by 2018, the date was pushed back. A new announcement date is expected between October 21–23, 2013, during the annual Association of the United States Army Meeting.[16]

Developed by Crye Associates in conjunction with U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (also known as U.S Army Natick labs).

Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Georgia, Hong Kong Police, Iraq, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, UK (MTP) 2009–present
Universal Camouflage Pattern - Delta
(UCP-Delta)
United States Department of the Army Seal.svg
U.S. Army
The original ACU's UCP pattern is ineffective in rugged, mountainous countryside like Afghanistan terrain. This is one of two experimental patterns on trial required by congressional mandate to modify the Army's existing UCP with a new color, "coyote brown," blended into it. Another testing pattern is Multicam. The trial would be taken by two combat battalions (550 soldiers) in Afghanistan from early Oct 2009. Kazakhstan October–November 2009
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Airman Battle Uniform (ABU)
Seal of the US Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
Modern digital and universal version of tigerstripe. Pixelated on 3 soft earth tones (tan, gray, and green) and slate blue tigerstripe pattern. Air Force Special Operations Command units such as Pararescuemen or Combat Controllers use Multicam pattern, because ABU's tigerstripe is not intended to be a tactical pattern made for combat. As of September 2010, all ground Air Force units deployed to Afghanistan are also being issued Multicam, as the ABUs color scheme is ineffective at concealment. Dominican Republic 2007–present
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shipboard, woodland, and desert variants
Navy Working Uniform (NWU)
United States Department of the Navy Seal.svg
U.S. Navy
Also called as "Blueberries". Made in three variants: the original blue-grey version, designed in 2004, used by most sailors and shipboard use, desert for Naval Special Warfare Command and Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, and woodland for other ground forces. Desert and woodland variants are described below as NWU type II and III. 2009–present
Navy Working Uniform Type II (previously known as AOR1 - desert)
and
Navy Working Uniform Type III (previously known as AOR2 - woodland)
Naval Special Warfare Command, Naval Expeditionary Combat Command On 5 November 2008, U.S. Navy announced to test both woodland and desert variants of the new digital pattern in order to suit various combat environment that original NWU blue-grey variant pattern couldn't. In May 2009, the Program Manager for SOF Survival, Support, and Equipment Systems announced that two camouflage patterns known as AOR1 (Desert) and AOR2 (Woodland) would be transitioned in SOF and that certain contracted systems in Khaki and Ranger Green would move to the new color schemes. The final scheme has been confirmed and renamed as NWU Type II in Dec 2009.

The NWU Type II, a desert digital camouflage uniform of four colors with the anchor, Constitution and eagle (ACE) logo embedded in the print, will be worn by special warfare operators and Sailors who support them during deployment and deployment training exercises. Rest of the sailors shall continue to wear the current 3-color desert camouflage utility uniform in desert environments when issued by authorizing commands. The NWU Type III, is a woodland digital camouflage uniform which also has four colors and the ACE logo embedded in the print. It will be the standard camouflage uniform worn in non-desert environments and stateside.

2011
MARPAT woodland pattern.jpg MARPAT desert pattern.jpg
woodland and desert variants
MARPAT
(Marine Pattern)
USMC logo.svg
U.S. Marine Corps
MARPAT is the first U.S. digital pattern, designed and fielded in 2001. It comes in three variants: woodland, desert, and winter/snow. The uniform design is named as Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform officially. For commercial use, the pattern is known as a digital woodland camouflage, or digital desert respectively. Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, Peru, Slovenia, 2002–present
Disruptive Overwhite Snow digital camouflage USMC logo.svg
U.S. Marine Corps
Jointly developed by West Point professor Dr. O'Neill and Canadian HyperStealth's[2] Guy Cramer November 2007–present
Tactical Assault Camouflage (TACAM) Exclusively adopted by U.S. National Counterterrorism Center Developed by HyperStealth[2] 2004–present
(USA continued below)

Previously used patterns[edit]

Timeline Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 U.S. - Older patterns, currently not issued Three-Color Desert Previously: U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps

Currently: U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol

Currently being phased out. The uniform design was officially called Desert Combat Uniform (DCU), as a part of Battle Dress Uniform. Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Latvia, Macedonia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Russia, Tonga, UAE, Ukraine, Pakistan, Russia Army: 1992–2008
Marines: 1992–2004
Air Force: 1992–2011
Navy: 1990– Present
US Woodland pattern.svg
U.S. Woodland
Previously: U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps

Currently: U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol, United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, U.S. Public Health Service, State defense forces, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, LAPD SWAT, other law enforcement agencies

Also known as "M81 General Purpose Pattern". This 4-color pattern provided a good, general purpose camouflage for temperate and tropical environments. It was the most popular, most recognizable and most widely used camouflage pattern in the world, and still is today. Official U.S. Armed Forces uniform design was called Battle Dress Uniform. Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands (RNLMC), Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela Army: 1981–2008
Marines: 1981–2004
Air Force: 1981–2011
Navy: 1981–Present
Six-Color Desert Pattern U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps The Six-color Desert Pattern was called the chocolate-chip pattern because of it black and white flecks, which resembles chocolate chip cookies. However, it did not achieve its desired effect and was eventually replaced by the Three-color Desert Pattern. China, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, South Korea, Spain, Pakistan, Russia, Yemen Army: 1982–1993
Marines: 1982–1995
Air Force 1982–1993
Navy 1982–1995
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Urban Track
U.S. Army One of the CCU trial variants, became the predecessor of UCP. Tested in 2003
Experimental T-pattern Urban Camouflage U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Tested by the USMC for Military Operation on Urbanized Terran (MOUT). Late 1990s
Desert Night Camouflage U.S. Armed Forces 1990–1991
Experimental All Seasons All Terrains (ASAT) Camouflage[17] U.S. Army Tested at the Natick Soldier Center. Mid-1980s
Experimental 2-color Desert Daytime Camouflage U.S. Army Tested in 1987
Experimental 4-color ERDL Arid Camouflage U.S. Army Based on Transitional ERDL, but in dark brown, tan, earth sand and light green. The pattern was inspired by the military conflicts in middle east during the 1960s. Late 1970s
Dual Texture Camouflage U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Also known as "Dual-Tex". The first initial digital camouflage scheme developed and tested by the U.S. Army. Australia 1978-early 1980s
ERDL Pattern U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, some USAF personnel (pararescue, Combat Controllers), some ARVN units, SASR and NZSAS units Predecessor of M81 Woodland. Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Gabon, Honduras, Jordan, Latvia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, South Vietnam late 1960s-early 1980s
Mitchell Camouflage U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps Sometimes called "Wine Leaf" or "Oak Leaf", the pattern was reversible and developed during the Korean War. It was used for shelter and helmet covers. As a helmet cover, it was worn by soldiers of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army throughout the Vietnam War. India, Thailand 1953–1974
Tigerstripe U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps special operations units, some ARVN units, SASR and NZSAS units Limited, non-issue use, originated in Vietnam. Modern U.S. uniforms influenced by tigerstripe are Air Force ABU and Marines' MARPAT. 1965–1975
Duck Hunter, a.k.a. Frog-Skin U.S. Marine Corps Began to be discarded when commanders found that the pattern made movement more obvious even if it made unmoving soldiers less visible. Bangladesh, Brazil, France, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, South Korea, Vietnam Used extensively by the Marines from 1942 to 1945

North America others[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Years introduced
 Canada Spec4ce Digital Camouflage, 6-color variants Developed by HyperStealth[2] in Canada. 2006
 United States TAC TIGER Urban/Night Camouflage Developed by Tiger Stripe Products.
ATT (All Terrain Tigerstripe camouflage) Developed by Tiger Stripe Products. Similar to Multicam but in tigerstripe disruption pattern. TSP claims that the coloration is based on the observation over Denver (Colorado) areas.[citation needed] 2012
5.11 Digital Desert Camo NASA Kennedy Space Center SWAT Designed by 5.11 Tactical Apparels in US.
TACPATT (Tactical Pattern for Urban digital camouflage) Designed by 5.11 Tactical in US.
X-Camo Designed by Military Outdoor Clothing 2009
Jungle Digital Camouflage SecOps Also known as "AVPAT" (Avatar Pattern). A pattern which was used by SecOps, a private military force, in the sci-fi movie Avatar. 2009
A-TACS (Advanced Tactical Concealment System) NEST team in the movie Transformers 3, US Army SOAR Instructor at Ft. Campbell, KY., Peruvian Army special forces Developed by Digital Concealment Systems. 2010

Central and South America[edit]

C. and S. America A–D[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Argentina US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Argentinian Armed Forces, Argentina Federal Police United States present
US 3-color Desert United States present
UCP pattern.jpg
US Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP)
Brigada Especial Operativa Halcón. United States
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Six-Color Desert Pattern
Argentinian Air Force EAC (Commando Assistance Squadron) "Chocolate-chip camouflage" China, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, South Korea, Spain, Pakistan, United States, Yemen
Patagónico A desert variation of the British Disruptive Pattern Material
Reddish Sparse Tigerstripe Currently by Federal Police Special Operations Group Philippines
 Belize US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Belize Defence Force (BDF) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic, United States before Oct 2011
BDF Digital Camouflage Belize Defence Force (BDF) It is for jungle terrain and similar to Russian latest digital camouflage scheme. The previous BDF camouflage (US M81 woodland pattern) is widely accessible among civilians, which makes it an obstacle faced when BDF are enforcing the law. The new “digital camouflage” battle dress uniform is exclusively made for the BDF and can be traced back more accurately should the uniform be worn by civilians. Therefore, only authorized personnel of the BDF should be in possession of such type of uniform. Any BDF soldier who sold his/her uniform to public will be dealt with internally by the BDF Adjutant. 2011-present
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MultiCam
Belize Special Assignment Group (SAG) SAG is the special force of Belize Defence Force present
Light Blue Camouflage Belize National Coast Guard This is light blue version of US M81 camo pattern. Before 2013
Naval Digital Camouflage Belize National Coast Guard 2013-present
MARPAT woodland pattern.jpg
Woodland Digital Camouflage
Belize Police Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) Same as USMC woodland MARPAT pattern. United States 2011-present
 Bolivia US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Currently used by Bolivian Armed Forces United States present
 Brazil Camo EB.jpg
Portuguese lizard pattern
Brazilian Army It consists of dark green and dark brown on the background of light green. present
Naval Infantry 3-color Ragged Leaf Lizard Camouflage Brazilian Marine Corps It consists of medium green and medium brown on the background of light green. present
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Portuguese lizard pattern
Brazilian Air Force It consists of medium green, medium brown, and dark blue on the background of light green. Lebanon present
Caatinga Camouflage Brazilian Army Caatinga Infantry Units present
US Urban Camouflage Brazilian Federal Police Tactical Operations Command (COT)
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US Woodland
Currently used by any Brazilian Military Police Military Police of Paraná State
(version jungle and urban)
Urban Flecktarn Força Nacional de Segurança Pública (National Public Security Force) Poland 2007–present
 Colombia Patriota Woodland Digital Camouflage Colombian Army, Colombian Air Force, Colombian Marine Corps Patriota camo was developed by University of Los Andes and the Colombian army with help from US Army advisers. Designed and produced locally by Fabricato-Tejicondor textile company. The uniform is available in BDU-style and ACU-style to regular soldiers and special forces respectively.[citation needed] 2006–present
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US Woodland
standard issue of Colombian armed forces United States 1990s–2006
Patriota Desert Digital Camouflage used by Colombian Army in the Guajira Peninsula and on MFO peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Desert Designed and produced locally by Fabricato-Tejicondor textile company. 2006–present
US Urban Camouflage Fuerzas Especiales Anti-Terroristas Urbanas (AFEAU, Urban Anti-Terrorist Special Forces) present
 Chile Multicam pattern.jpg
MultiCam
Standard issue for the Chilean Military. present
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Phased out United States present
Mountain Camouflage used by Chilean Army units in the Andes mountain region present
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US Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP)
Chilean Army Brigada de Operaciones Especiales in Southwest Asia Exact cut & pattern of ACU. United States
Fractural Omni pattern Chilean Air Force Developed by Canada's HyperStealth[2] Developed in 2007, to be deployed in 2008.
 Cuba Elm Leaf
Grey Lizard
 Dominican Republic US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Dominican Republic Armed Forces United States 1980s-2008
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Woodland Digital Camouflage
Dominican Army Same as woodland MARPAT pattern 2008–present
US 3-color Desert Dominican Army United States
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US Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP)
Dominican Navy Chile, Cyprus, Côte d'Ivoire's FAFN, United States Adopted in 2007
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US Airman Battle Uniform
Dominican Air Force (FAD) Same as USAF Digital Tigerstripe (ABU) pattern, but in ACU-style uniform. United States 2009–present
Patriota Digital Camouflage Dominican Air Force Very similar to Colombian Patriota digital camo, but in ACU-style uniform. Colombia 2009–present
Blue Tigerstripe Dominican Air Force Base Security Command
Tactical Tigerstripe Dominican Police Special Service Unit present

C. and S. America E–Z[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Ecuador MARPAT woodland pattern.jpg
Woodland Digital Camouflage
Ecuadorian Army Exact pattern and cut of USMC MARPAT, but with no EGA embroidered Dominican Republic, Honduras Adopted since late 2007
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Flames Tigerstripe
US Subdued Urban Camouflage Ecuadorian National Police
 El Salvador Vertical Stripe Indonesia
US 3-color Desert Salvadoran Army on Iraqi mission
Blue Digital Camouflage El Salvador National Civil Police SWAT
 Guatemala US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Current issue of Guatemalan Army
Jungle Digital Camouflage Guatemalan Army Special Operations Brigade "Kaibil" Made by Guatemalan Army Industry First adopted in 2007. Other army units will have it later.
US 3-color Desert Guatemalan Army on Iraqi mission
 Haiti Urban Tiger Stripe Haitian National Police 2009–present
 Honduras MARPAT woodland pattern.jpg
Woodland Digital Camouflage
Honduras Army Jungle Digital Camouflage Dominican Republic, Ecuador 2008–present
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Honduras Armed Forces
US 3-color Desert
 Nicaragua US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Nicaraguan Army
Blue Woodland Camouflage Nicaraguan Navy Blue variant of US 4-color Woodland pattern
 Panama Multicam pattern.jpg
MultiCam
Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) Australia, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Iraq, Jordan, Mexico, Poland (Suez pattern), Taiwan, United States 2010–present
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Woodland Digital Camouflage
Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chile, Cyprus, Ecuador, Greece, Iraq, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Peru, Slovenia, United States 2009–2010
 Peru Geometric Splinter
US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
Peruvian Armed Forces
Desert PACIPAT (Southern Pacific Pattern) digital camouflage Peruvian Army Designed for coastal areas and Andes. First seen during the Peruvian Independence Day Parade 2007 2007–present
Woodland PACIPAT (Southern Pacific Pattern) digital camouflage Peruvian Army Seen at the International Defence exhibition SITDEF 2007 Lima, Peru (November 21–25, 2007) 2008–present
Jungle AMAPAT (Amazonas Pattern) digital camouflage Peruvian Army Designed for Selva, the rain forest region in the eastern part of Peru. 2008–present
A-TACS AU Peruvian Army Special Force Brigades A-TACS AU (Advanced Tactical Concealment System, Arid/Urban) pattern is developed by Digital Concealment Systems in USA. This pattern has been firstly seem on the military parade for Peru's 192nd independence anniversary on 30 July 2013. United States 2013–present
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Woodland MARPAT
Peruvian Marine Corps Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, Slovenia, United States 2010–present
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US Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP)
Peruvian Marine Corps Commandos Exact cut and pattern of US ACU. Chile, Cyprus, Côte d'Ivoire's FAFN, United States 2008–present
 Venezuela US Woodland pattern.svg
US Woodland
National Armed Forces of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Blue Woodland Camouflage Venezuela Air Force Blue (Blue, Black & Grey) variant of US 4-color Woodland pattern. Before the 1990s

C. and S. America others[edit]

None listed.

Oceania[edit]

Oceania A–Z[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Australia ERDL pattern SASR Purchased from US Army during the war. New Zealand, United States Used during the Vietnam War
Tigerstripe SASR Purchased from local manufacturers and US Army during the war. New Zealand, South Vietnam, Thailand, United States Used during the Vietnam War
Australian Multicam Pattern (AMP) Australian Army By Crye Precision (USA), it altered the Multicam to adopt the famous “jelly beans” and “bunny ears” shapes from the current AUSCAM. Small ADF logo printed within the pattern. 2012–present
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Disruptive Pattern Combat Uniform (DPCU or Auscam)
Current issue of the Australian Defence Force It is based on the U.S. duck hunter patterns of World War II. Its camouflage was designed with arid and desert-like landscapes in mind. It is also known as 'Hearts and Bunnies'. 1986–present
Disruptive Pattern Naval Uniform (DPNU) Royal Australian Navy
Special Air Service Regiment
Australian Navy Cadets
The two-piece, fire-retardant operational uniform will align with other ADF combat uniforms in its use of the AUSCAM pattern, but will be unique to Navy in terms of littoral colours used and the addition of reflective tape on the upper arms. mid-2008–present (RAN)
2010–Present (ANC, SASR)
RAAF General Purpose Uniform (GPU) Royal Australian Air Force This is dark blue with metal grey variant of Australian Multicam Pattern (AMP). It is planned that all Air Force personnel will be issued with a mix of camouflage uniforms and GPUs by the end of 2015. March 2014
Air Force Disruptive Pattern Uniform (AFDPU) Royal Australian Air Force The blue and grey variant of AUSCAM pattern. The scheme was replaced by General Purpose Uniform (GPU). Cancelled
Disruptive Pattern Mid-point Uniform (DPMU) In-theatre trial in Afghanistan. The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) developed a midpoint colour set that may better meet the range of semi-arid environments that deployed troops are encountering, particularly within Afghanistan. In December 2009, the Chief of Army directed an in-theatre trial of the new pattern to confirm its effectiveness. This uniform is referred to as Disruptive Pattern Mid-Point Uniform (DPMU). Subject to the successful outcome of the Australian and in-theatre trials, Army intends to roll the DPMU uniform out to deployed troops as quickly as possible. 2010
Multicam Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOFG) in Afghanistan The uniform is directly made by Crye Precision in USA with original Multicam pattern fabrics. Bermuda, Canada, Chad, Chile, Georgia, Hong Kong Police, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, UK, United States 2010–present
Disruptive Pattern Desert Uniform(DPDU) Current issue of the Australian Defence Force deployed overseas to desert regions Also known as "Desert DPCU". There was three versions of the pattern: the 1st pattern (2001 type) had three colours, the 2nd pattern (2002 type) a pink variant and the 3rd pattern (2003 type) a yellow variant. 2001–present
MK I/II Disruptive Pattern Desert Uniform (DPDU) SASR and RAN Task Force deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Four-pocket, long sleeved shirt in Disruptive Pattern Desert Uniform (DPDU) with khaki plastic buttons. There was 2 variants: Mark I (yellow-toned), and Mark II (grey-toned). 2001–2002
Asian Tigerstripe Used by the OPFOR during training It is BDU-style combat uniform which available commercially. Afghanistan, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, United States 2000s
OPFOR DPCU Used by the OPFOR during training It is basically a 'Red' version of the Auscam. Apparently, the pattern was unexpectedly effective in the red-toned deserts of the Australian Outback. 1997–1998
Six-Color Desert Pattern After 6-color desert camo adopted by US Armed Forces, the Australian army first began to issue very limited quantities in 1982. The uniform was identical to BDU style but with shoulder straps and in 100% ripstop cotton. To be OPFOR mission, the pattern was replaced by US 3-color desert camo in the 1990s. China, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, South Korea, Spain, Pakistan, United States, Yemen ca. 1980s
 New Zealand Multi Terrain Camouflage Uniform (MCU) NZ Defence Force Coming out in mid-2013
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New Zealand DPM
Also known as "Kiwi Camo", earliest designs were based on British DPM pattern. Current NZ DPM (from 2007) is influenced by Dutch DPM. The lightest color in the pattern is slightly more yellowish-brown to suit conditions found in New Zealand. Is being replaced by new camo called "multi terrain camouflage" developed for NZDF by Hyperstealth. 1980–2013
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Desert DPM pattern
NZ troops in Iraq and Afghanistan NZ variant of British 2-color Desert DPM Canada, Kuwait, Nigeria, Oman, Romania, Saudi Arabia, UK 2010
Multicam New Zealand Special Forces (SAS) in Afghanistan Chad, Chile, Georgia, Jordan, Mexico, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, United States 2010–present
ERDL pattern NZSAS the surplus from US Army during the war. Australia, United States Used during the Vietnam War
 Papua New Guinea Kumul Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) It is based on British 1968 DPM pattern but with 5-color scheme. mid-1970s–present
RDI-Roggenwolf Gen.2 Kumul, Experimental Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) As a part of modernization of PNGDF, the development scheme with 3 variations was presented by Roggenwolf for initial trials. Reportedly results of the field trials were very impressive, although one of the 3 variants was eventually dropped. 2007–2009
 Tonga ERDL brown-dominant pattern Current standard issue of Tonga Defense Services present

Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP)
Tongan troop for ISAF mission in southern Afghanistan. Tongan troop have gone through a period of IRT at RAF Honington and ROSI at Bastion. They have also been mentored by the RAF Regiment on what to expect at Bastion before commencing security duties. Bermuda, UK 2011–present
US 3-color Desert Royal Tongan Marines deployed in Iraq with the USMC 2004

Oceania Others[edit]

Country Camouflage pattern Notes Years used
 Australia MK1 Digital Australian Camouflage Developed by SORD, an Australian tactical supplier to military and police markets 2005
Platatac TAC Camouflage A pixelated AUSCAM pattern otherwise known as Platacam on ACU-style uniforms by Platatac Outdoors Group Pty. However it no longer has the characteristic 'jelly bean' shapes found in the Auscam. 2007

References[edit]

http://www.strikehold.net/2012/10/21/pentacam-new-multi-terrain-camo-for-greece/

Further reading[edit]

  • Blechman, Hardy and Newman, Alex (2004). DPM: Disruptive Pattern Material. DPM Ltd. ISBN 0-9543404-0-X.
  • Borsarello, J.F. (1999). Camouflage Uniforms of European and NATO Armies 1945 to the Present. Schiffer Publishing Ltd; USA. ISBN 0-7643-1018-6.
  • Borsarello, J.F. and Palinckx, Werner (2004). Camouflage Uniforms of Asian And Middle East Armies. Schiffer Publishing Ltd; USA. ISBN 0-7643-1922-1.
  • Brayley, Martin J. (2009). Camouflage Uniforms: International Combat Dress 1940-2010. The Crowood Press Ltd; UK. ISBN 978-184-79713-7-1.
  • Cadiou, Yves L. and Szecsko, Tibor (1986). French Foreign Legion: 1940 to the Present. Arms and Armour Press; London, UK. ISBN 0-85368-806-0.
  • Desmond, Dennis (1998). Camouflage Uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia: 1937-To the Present. Schiffer Publishing Ltd; USA. ISBN 0-7643-0462-3.
  • De Quesada, Alejandro M. (2006). Uniforms of the German Soldier: World War II to the Present Day. Greenhill Books. ISBN 1-85367-679-9.
  • Edward, Kenneth (2012). US Marine Infantry Combat Uniforms and Equipment 2000-12. Osprey Publishing; UK. ISBN 978-184-90879-9-5.
  • Gil, Santiago Medina (2009). DESENTRAÑANDO UNA HISTORIA CAMUFLADA 1959 - 2009: 50 años de uniformidad española mimetizada.
  • Green, Michael (1990). U.S. Army Light Forces: Panama to The Middle East. Concord Publications; Hong Kong. ISBN 962-361-901-4.
  • Horn, Bernd and Wyczynski, Michel (2006). Canadian Airborne Forces since 1942. Osprey Publishing; UK. ISBN 1-84176-985-1.
  • Katcher, Philip (1990). The American Soldier: US Armies in Uniform, 1755 to the present. Osprey Publishing; USA. ISBN 0-517-01481-5.
  • Katz, Samuel M. (1993). Operation Restore Hope and UNOSOM: The International Military Mission of Mercy in Somalia. Concord Publications; Hong Kong. ISBN 962-361-041-6.
  • 100 Questions on Uniforms & Equipments of Japan Self-Defense Force (2005). Kojinsha Publications; Tokyo Japan. ISBN 4-7698-1244-2.
  • Lai, Benjamin (2012). The Chinese People’s Liberation Army since 1949 (Ground Forces). Osprey Publishing; UK. ISBN 978-178-09605-6-2.
  • Luo, Yanjun (2009). A Collection of the Military Ranks and Uniforms of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (1955-2007). People's Daily Press; Beijing China. ISBN 978-7-80208-618-0.
  • Lyles, Kevin (1999). Vietnam: US Uniforms in Colour Photographs. The Crowood Press. ISBN 1-86126-305-8.
  • Lyles, Kevin (2004). Vietnam ANZACs: Australian & New Zealand Troops in Vietnam 1962-72. Osprey Publishing; UK. ISBN 1-84176-702-6.
  • Uniforms of Japan Self-Defense Forces (2006). Namiki Shobo Publications; Tokyo Japan. ISBN 4-89063-199-2.
  • McNab, Chris (2002). 20th Century Military Uniforms. Grange Books; UK. ISBN 1-84013-476-3.
  • Miraldi, Paul W. (1990). Uniforms and Equipment of U.S. Infantry, LRRPs, and Rangers in Vietnam 1965–1971. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7643-0958-7.
  • Mirouze, Laurent (1990). World War II Infantry in Colour Photographs. Windrow & Greene Ltd; London UK. ISBN 1-872004-15-6.
  • Newark, Tim and Newark, Quentin, and Borsarello, J.F. (1998). Brassey's Book of Camouflage. Brassey's (UK) Ltd; UK. ISBN 1-85753-273-2.
  • Paskauskas II, Joel B. (1994). Desert Grab & Gear: The Equipment of America's Desert Warriors. Concord Publications; Hong Kong. ISBN 962-361-043-2.
  • Richardson, Francis. (1945). Camouflage Fabrics both Plain and Printed for Military Use by the German SS and German Army. Reprinted in: Borsarello, J.F. (Ed.). (1990?). SS & Wehrmacht Camouflage, ISO Publications; London.
  • Rottman, Gordon and Zgonnik, Dmitriy (2007). Just Cause: Intervention in Panama 1989-90. Concord Publications; Hong Kong. ISBN 962-361-633-3.
  • Stanton, Shelby. (1989). US Army Uniforms of the Vietnam War. Stackpole Books; Harrisburg PA, USA. ISBN 0-8117-2584-7.
  • Stanton, Shelby. (1994). US Army Uniforms of the Cold War. Stackpole Books; Harrisburg PA, USA. ISBN 0-8117-1821-2.
  • Ward, Iain (1999). Mariners: The Hong Kong Marine Police 1948–1997. IEW Publications; UK. ISBN 0-9536540-0-1
  • An ARVN Paratroop Uniform, 1965–66, Martin Windrow, in Military Illustrated, February/March 1998
  • Yan, Guey-Lin (2008). Uniforms, Insignia, Badges of R.O.C. Army: 1950s-early 1990s. alte Kameraden Publications; Taiwan. ISBN 978-957-29415-7-7.

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