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Here is a comprehensive list of military camouflage patterns used in 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.

AfricaEdit

Africa A-MEdit

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Algeria Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) National Armed Forces of Algeria Similar to Safariflage DPM
 Angola Central European pattern French Para-style uniform France
 Benin French Lizard pattern Benin Armed Forces French Para-style uniform France
 Burkina Faso Ragged Stripe
 Cameroon French Lizard pattern Cameroon Army extact cut & pattern of French lizard F2 uniform. France
 Cape Verde Portuguese Lizard pattern Cape Verde Army Mozambique present
 Central African Republic Lime British DPM green-dominant of British DPM pattern Kenya
 Comoros French Lizard pattern Comorian Security Force Morocco present
 Ivory Coast US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
National Armed Forces of Côte d'Ivoire (FANCI) Black "FANCI" letters printed all over 4-color woodland background
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern
US Universal Camouflage Pattern (ACU)
New Forces(FAFN) Honor Guards same as ACUPAT digital camo pattern Chile, Cyprus, United States 2007
 Djibouti US 3-Color Desert
Six-Color Desert Pattern "Chocolate-chip horizontal camouflage"
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 Central European pattern
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Gabon 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 British DPM
 Ghana US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Currently by the Ghanaian Army
 Guinea French Central European pattern Guinean Army Same cut & style as French F2 France present
MARPAT woodland pattern
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)
 Kenya 4-Colour Semi-Arid Kenyan peacekeeping troops in Sierra Leone Malawi, Zambia
DPM Currently by the Kenyan Army UK present
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
 Liberia US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) United States
 Malawi Four-Colour Semi-Arid
 Mali US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
current issue of Malian Army Similar to US Woodland (early 80s)
 Morocco French Lizard pattern Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Comoros present
 Mozambique Portuguese Lizard pattern Cape Verde
Semi-Arid Lizard pattern Mozambiquan peacekeeping troops Afghan Northern Alliance

Africa N-ZEdit

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
US Woodland
Central European pattern
 Rwanda US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Six-Color Desert Pattern "Chocolate-chip camouflage"
 Senegal US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Blue DPM pattern Senegalese Gendarmerie
 Sierra Leone US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Current issue of Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF)
British DPM pattern Briefly used by RSLAF
 South Africa 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
Purple DPM Sudan Police Force
 Swaziland British DPM pattern Currently by the Umbutfo Swaziland Defense Force Its style is same as British CS95.
 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 Lizard pattern 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)
 Uganda US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
 Zambia US Woodland pattern
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 OthersEdit

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

AsiaEdit

Asia A-MEdit

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 Afghan National Army 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
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 trial. 2009–present
Arid Digital Camouflage Afghan Special Narcotics Force (ASNF) The pattern is very similar to Arid CADPAT. Canada, Kuwait
MARPAT woodland pattern
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
Six-Color Desert Pattern Afghanistan 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
 Brunei British DPM currently by Royal Brunei Armed Forces It is based on British CS95 pattern. UK present
Malay Tigerstripe Woodland pattern Joint Brunei-Malaysian contingent under UNIFIL Black stripes on a 4-color woodland background which also known as "Zebra Camo" Malaysia 2010
 Cambodia DPM pattern Currently issued to the Royal Cambodian Army and the Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia present
RTA Digital Camouflage Briefly used by Royal Cambodian Army Thailand 2009–present
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
The High Command of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces United States
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
Type 99 4-color Oceanic Pattern PLAN Marine Corps, State-owned Corporation's Militia Corps Blue variant of Type 99 camo pattern 2003–present
Type 99 4-color Urban Pattern PLAAF Airborne Corps urban variant of Type 99 camo pattern 1999–2005
US Woodland pattern
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
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Pla camo
People's Liberation Army's woodland pattern Type 99
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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 Denmark, Germany, Japan, Poland 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
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–present
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 (1st Oct 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 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
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's firstly noted at 2008 Panzhihua earthquake relief mission on 30 August 2008. However, this pattern no longer seen again afterward. 2008
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–present
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Hong Kong (HKSAR) British DPM pattern Royal Hong Kong Regiment(disbanded in 1995), Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong Adventure Corps 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 Brunei, Singapore, UK 1980–present
British Soldier 95 (S95) DPM pattern Lately adopted by Hong Kong Police Force border patrol S95 color and pattern adopted, but still styled in the cut of British No.9 tropical combat dress mid 2000s-present
ERDL pattern Hong Kong Police Force Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Based on US ERDL Transitional (early 80s) pattern. Recently used on the HKPF Quick Reaction Force's cold-weather Gore-Tex field jackets
 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) 2009–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 recently 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
 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
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
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–present
JASDF Digital Camouflage, Experimental Japan Air Self-Defense Force The pattern 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-mid1990s
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
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 Malay Tigerstripe Woodland pattern Currently by Malaysian Army Black stripes on a 4-color woodland background which also known as "Zebra Camo" Brunei
Malay Tigerstripe 3-color Desert pattern Malaysian peacekeeping troops Lebanon It is a variant of Malay Tigerstripe Woodland pattern but with earth-brown stripes on a light green and sand-colored background 2007–present
British DPM pattern Malaysian Army used on waterproof smock and trousers
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Royal Malaysian Navy PASKAL Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Korea, United States 1990s-present
Subdued Woodland pattern Newly adopted by the Royal Malaysian Police
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
 Mongolia Brown 4-Color Arid 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-ZEdit

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
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Pakistan Army Special Services Group, Pakistan Navy
British DPM pattern 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
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) 2009–present
 Singapore (ROS) 1975 ERDL pattern Before 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
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
British DPM pattern Singapore Police Force Gurkha Contingent
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 South Korea (ROK) Duck Hunter camo several variants 1950s-1960s
Eggshell
Tigerstripe ROK Army, ROK Marine Corps During the Vietnam 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 1990s. Chile, Palestine (1970s) before 1980, and then briefly used until 1990s.
Swirl Angola, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Iraq, Libya, Nepal, Peru
ROK Unification Camouflage ROK Army, ROK Navy, ROK Marine Corps 4-color scheme based on US Woodland ERDL but with brighter tone, and currently issued to all branches of ROK Armed Forces. 1997–present
SWC Woodland Digital Camouflage ROK Army Special Warfare Command 2006–present
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
ROK Navy UDT/SEAL, ROK Navy UDU, ROK Marine Corps, KATUSA 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 British DPM pattern Sri Lankan Police Special Task Force
US Woodland pattern
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
Tamil Tigerstripe pattern Ground & Sea forces of Tamil Tigers separatist militant groups Not in any way related to the Tigerstripe patterns developed during the Vietnam War. Horizontal, non-overlapping, non-interlocking brown and green stripes over a lighter fabric color.[2]
Tamil Tigerstripe Light Blue variant The Tamil Tigers air commandos "Black Tigers"
Country/Territory 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 late1960s-early1970s
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" 1990s-present
US 4-color Urban Camouflage ROC Army Special Service Company early 2000s
Experimental Digital Camouflage As the major uniform contractor for the ROC military, Universal Joint International Ltd 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
Woodland Digital Camouflage ROC Army First digital camouflage scheme adopted by the army First seen during the ROC National Day Parade 2007
Urban Digital Camouflage ROC Army First digital camouflage scheme adopted by the army First seen during the ROC National Day Parade 2007
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
Multicam pattern
MultiCam
ROC National Police SWAT (Wei-An Force) at SWAT World Challenge 2006 solely used by the Taiwan SWAT team during the competition
 Thailand
RTA Digital Woodland
Royal Thai Army Seal
Royal Thai Army
pixelated pattern on current issue of RTA woodland camouflage Cambodia Late 2007–present

Green ERDL Woodland
Royal Thai Army Seal
Royal Thai Army
Based on US Woodland but pattern size reduced 1997–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
US Woodland pattern
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 Lizard pattern Currently by the F-FDTL as a part of "Force 2020" development plan 6/2007–present
Woodland Digital Camouflage Worn by East Timorese rebel leader Maj. Alfredo Reinado Very similar to woodland MARPAT Worn by Reinado in November 2007
 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) 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

Asia OthersEdit

Countries that are using or have used variations of the Tigerstripe patterns developed during the Vietnam War
Camouflage pattern Used by
Shadow Tigerstripe Thailand
Silver Sparse Tigerstripe Vietnam
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
 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 EastEdit

Middle East A-MEdit

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Bahrain Desert DPM pattern Currently by Bahrain Defense Force Same as the initial version of British 2-color desert DPM pattern UK present
 Iran US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Standard issue of Iranian Army
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 Guard Corps (IRGC) Naval Commandos
Six-Color Desert Pattern, "Purple chocolate-chip camo" Iranian Navy Marine Corps
Blue Cloud Horizontal pattern Iranian Air Force
 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
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Briefly used by the Iraqi Army and the Iraqi National Police
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 Army Special Operation Forces 2006–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
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
US Woodland pattern
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[3] 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 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
Multicam pattern
MultiCam
Jordanian Army Special Operations Force Snipers First spotted at the opening of the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) on 1Apr08 near Amman, Jordan. Chad, Mexico, Poland(Suez pattern), Taiwan, United States 2008–present
 Kuwait Two-color Amoeba pattern
US 3-colour Desert Kuwaiti Army
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
 Lebanon US Woodland pattern
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-ZEdit

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
US Woodland pattern
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
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Current camouflage pattern of the Syrian Army
Vertical Lizard pattern Similar to French Lizard Camouflage
 United Arab Emirates (UAE) US 3-color Desert Currently by UAE Union Defense Force
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[3] Tested in 2006[unreliable source?],
Six-Color Desert Pattern 1990s
Thule
 Yemen Woodland Digital Camouflage Lately by Yemen Security Forces 2009–present
New Zealand DPM Currently by Yemen Army
Six-Color Desert Pattern "Dark Brown Chocolate-chip camouflage"
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Briefly used by Yemeni Army Counter-Terrorism Unit 2007–present
US 3-color Desert
Subdued Blue DPM Currently by Yemeni Security Forces

Middle East OthersEdit

Entity Camouflage pattern Other user(s)
 Palestine (a non-state entity) Blotch Syria
Countries that are using or have used variations of the Lizard pattern
Country Camouflage pattern
 Iraq Dark Lizard

EuropeEdit

Europe A-FEdit

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Albania US Woodland pattern
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
US Woodland pattern
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 Frogskin 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.
 Azerbaijan Turkish Turkey
 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 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 during the early 1990s
 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
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US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
MARPAT woodland pattern
Woodland digital camouflage
Exact pattern and cut of USMC MARPAT, but with no EGA embroidered Afghanistan, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, United States Standard issue since 2006
 Croatia Croatian digital camouflage Croatian Armed Forces Pixelated on 4-color camo Confirmed on March 2009, and start to issue in late 2009.
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Croatian Armed Forces United States present
Croatian Desert digital camouflage Croatian Army in International peace operations Pixelated on 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. 2005–2007
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Cyprus Greek Lizard pattern Standard issue of the Cypriot National Guard Armenia, Greece present
MARPAT woodland pattern
Woodland Digital Camouflage
Cypriot National Guards Army special force Rangers Exact pattern and cut of USMC MARPAT, but with no EGA embroidered Afghanistan, Bosnia, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, United States present
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern
Universal Digital Camouflage (ACU)
Cypriot National Guard Rangers special operations team TEO US ACU camo on MARPAT-style uniform United States present
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Cypriot National Guard Navy underwater demolitions unit "MYK" 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 Currently used by Czech Armed Forces. Pictures of the uniform. 1995–present
Desert pattern vz.95 Used by Czech troops deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Pictures of the uniform. 1995–present
Clouds Vietnam
Green Slovakia
 Denmark 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
T/99 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
M05 Woodland Pattern
Finnish Defence Forces 2007–Present
M05 snow pattern
M05 Snow Pattern
Finnish Defence Forces 2007–Present
M05 cold pattern
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. From 1990s
M62 Woodland pattern available in many lighter and darker colour variations. Mostly replaced in active service by M91. From 1960s
M04camo
''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 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 2004-2007. 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[4]
Experimental French Desert flecktarn camouflage 13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment Tested by the 13th Parachute Dragoons in 2006
Lizard or Léopard (Tenue Léopard) or TAP 47 Algeria, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Croatia, Gabon, Greece, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kenya Libya, Vietnam
Lizard variant: M63 Vertical Lizard Portugal
Lizard variant: Purple Lizard (camouflage) Serbia and Montenegro
Tigerstripe Ecuador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Thailand, USA, Vietnam
Tigerstripe variants: Dark Vertical Tigerstripe, Light Vertical Tigerstripe Singapore

Europe G-NEdit

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Georgia German Flecktarn Georgian peacekeeping troops on NATO KFOR mission 2005
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Before 2007
US 3-color Desert
MARPAT woodland pattern
Georgian Woodland digital marpat camouflage
Exact pattern and cut of USMC MARPAT uniform without EGA 2007–2010
Multicam pattern
Multicam
Georgian variant of multicam, based on US Army multicam pattern. 2010–present
 Germany (past and present)
Country/Timeline Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) Flecktarn
Flecktarn
Current issue of the German Armed Forces Albania, Austria, Belgium, Romania 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
3-color Tropentarn Latest issue of the German Armed Forces in desert regions. Also known as "Wüstentarn". 2006–present
Punktmuster Austria, Japan
Ambush
Snow A dark green on white print used in cotton snow smocks. Looks as if it were daubed with a dry brush in round splotches.
 Weimar Republic Splinter (Splittermuster) The original 1931 Splinter pattern used straight lines and angles in the main splotches and needle like streaks over that
 The Third Reich Marsh (Sumpfmuster) Wehrmacht during World War II, Bundesgrenzschutz border guards after the war 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 SS Egypt, Iraq
Palm (Palmenmuster) SS
1944 Dot (Erbsenmuster) SS
Plane Tree (Platanenmuster) SS
Smoke (Rauchtarnmuster) SS
 East Germany (German Democratic Republic) Rain, Line, Stricheldruckmuster or Ein Strich/Kein Strich Exported heavily during GDR times and afterward, largely to Africa
Loop
Flächentarnmuster', AKA "Potato" or "Blumentarn" Olive, blue-green and brown ragged splotches over light olive[5] Late 1950s - late 1960s
Splotch
Russian (Russisches Tarnmuster)
SS Platanenmuster Sommer
The German plane tree pattern (summer side) in an early version from 1937-1942
Ras67Added by Ras67
SS Platanenmuster Herbst
The German plane tree pattern (autumn side) in an early version from 1937-1942
Ras67Added by Ras67
Buntfarbenmuster 31 (Splittertarn)
The German "Buntfarbenmuster 31" ("Splinter", bright side) from 1931-1945 and 1951-1962 (BGS)
MediatusAdded by Mediatus
BGS Sumpftarn
The German Bundesgrenzschutz-Sumpftarnmuster (BGS marsh pattern) from 1952-1976
MediatusAdded by Mediatus
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Greece Hellenic Lizard Camouflage Hellenic Army, HAF 31st Special Operations Squadron Armenia, Cyprus Late1970s-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
British DPM pattern HAF 31st Special Operations Squadron, Hellenic Army Raider Forces (Dynameis Katadromon) UK
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Hellenic Navy Underwater Demolition Command (DYK), Hellenic Coast Guard Georgia, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United States present
Three-Color Desert Hellenic Navy Underwater Demolition Command (DYK) 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
 Hungary Comma
Fried Egg
M38
M49
M51
M65
M90
US 3-color Desert
 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
 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 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
Reggimento San Marco Camouflage San Marco Regiment 1992–present
Desert Spray
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Italian Army, Italian Carabinieri Also known as "M92 Woodland Camo" which is based on US M81 Woodland. Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United States 1992–2001
Vegetato Camouflage Currently used by Italian Army, Air Force, Navy (Less San Marco Naval Infantry), Carabinieri (Military Police/Gendarmerie, when on military operations) Standard woodland 2004–present
Alpini Camouflage Currently used by Italian Army mountain troops Vegetato pattern with white shade added 2007–present
M92 Desert Camouflage Italian Army Also called as "Somalia Desert Camo". 1992–2004
Desert Vegetato Camouflage Currently used by Italian Army, Air Force, Navy, Carabinieri (Military Police/Gendarmerie, when on military operations) when required. Desert variant of Vegetato camo. The standard camouflage for the Italian Forces is currently the vegetato (woodland) 2004–present
 Latvia US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Standard issue of the Latvian Army Georgia, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United States 1995–present
Swedish M/90 Camouflage SFOR Latvian peacekeeping contingent in former Yugoslavia Sweden early 1990s
US 3-color Desert Latvian contingent on Iraq mission Georgia, United States 2004–2006
NBS2006 Arid Digital Camouflage lately adopted by Latvian Army 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
US Woodland
Standard issue of the Luxembourgish Army It is exact issue of US Woodland BDU. Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, 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 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 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
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
US 3-color Desert Currently used by Macedonian troops in Iraq
 Netherlands 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
British DPM Netherlands Marine Corps Changed from pervious 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
US Woodland
Netherlands Marine Corps It is exact issue of US woodland BDU but with shoulder tabs. Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, 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. 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
M/75
M/98 battle uniform
M/2000 battle uniform, woodland and desert variants Desert version also used by the Icelandic Crisis Response Unit in Afghanistan
M/2002 cold weather uniform

Europe O-ZEdit

Moro.stary.wzor
Polish camouflage pattern "moro", 1970s-80s
JuloAdded by Julo
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Poland Moro.stary.wzor
Moro
Puma
Pantera (Panther) Woodland Camouflage Current issue of Polish Armed Forces present
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 Briefly used by Poland elite units like the Army GROM, Government Protection Bureau (BOR), Poland Central Bureau of Investigation (CBS), Poland Border Guard (SG) Looks very similar to MultiCam, but without lime green 2007–present
Polish Urban Flecktarn Polish police tactical teams SPAP 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 country protection agency today's ABW inner security agency
 Portugal M61
M63 Vertical Lizard
Portuguese DPM Portuguese Army Used since the late 1990s
US Woodland pattern
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
 Russia Russian Digital Camouflage Recently approved in January 2008
Flora 3-color Camouflage, standard issue. There are both forest and desert/mountain variants Belarus Standard issue since 1998
Multicam pattern
MultiCam
FSB, Alpha Group Chad, Chile, Georgia, Jordan, Mexico, Poland (Suez pattern), Taiwan, United States 2009–present
Klyaksa Snow Camouflage Russian Army, FSB, and MVD security units
Gorod,Gorod-1 An urban camouflage scheme.
Kamysh Spetznaz A version of tigerstripe.There are both green and urban variants.
Les 4-color Woodland Camouflage Spetznaz and MVD security units Look almost like US Woodland, although the colors are different, shapes more regular and smaller.
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. 1991–1998
SMK Spetznaz and MVD
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Serbia M-93 Hrastov List (Jigsaw Pattern) Most Serbian army units To be phased out Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro 1992–present
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Special Police Forces (Žandarmerija) and briefly used by 72nd Special Brigade
Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) Serbian Special Anti-terrorist Unit United Kingdom 2007
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern
US Universal Camouflage Pattern (ACU)
Serbian Special Anti-terrorist Unit Exact cut & pattern of ACU. Chile, United States 2008–present
MDU-02 Karst Camouflage Some Serbian army units Introduced in 2001
M-03 Woodland Camouflage Introduced in 2006
DMDU-03 Digital Camouflage
DMDU-03 Digital Camouflage
Counter-terrorist Unit and Žandarmerija The pattern is available in summer (green-dominant) and fall (brown-dominant) version and will be fully equipped to Army in 2010. 2008–present
 Slovakia Model 97 Armed forces of Slovak republic, Police Similar to US woodland 90s - present
 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 M89 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 early 1990s present
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
US Six-Color Desert Pattern "Chocolate-chip camouflage"
Sahara Camouflage Spanish garrison forces in North African region before 1960s until 1960s
 Soviet Union (USSR) 3-color TTsKO pattern Ukraine
TTsKO variants: Desert, Brown, Green Forest, Rocks and Mountain
Leaf
Sun-ray Current-day Russia, Ukraine
TTsMKK
Sweden M90 pattern
Sweden M90 Splinter camouflage, Temperate Woodland
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Sweden Sweden M90 pattern
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
  Switzerland Leibermuster Contains a marked degree of red
TAZ 90 Sub-Tropical pattern Swiss Army Latest variant of TAZ 90 for warmer southern Switzerland 2008–present
TAZ 90 (TASS 90) current issue of Swiss Armed Forces Austria 1992–present
TAZ 83 Alpenflage Swiss Armed Forces It has 7 colours: Sand, green, black, reddish brown, dark brown with small splotches of white and very light green. 1955–1997
 Turkey Digital Camouflage Turkish Army at capital district Made of antibacterial nano-tech fabric, which dries 8 times quicker, UV protection, and oil/dirt/salt resistant as well. Uniform is designed by famous Turkish fashion designer Arzu Kaprol and can be used in all seasons. It is suitable for the floras of 7 geographical regions of Turkey and can not be spotted by satellites. mid 2008–present
US Woodland pattern
Woodland pattern
This is a local reprint of the US pattern, using pigments instead of vat-dye. This leaves the inside surface of the fabric uncolored, beige.
"Duck Hunter" A reprint of the pattern used by the USMC in World War II with a bluish tinge to the light green spots Phased out by the early 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 2006–present
Multicam pattern
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
1959 Pattern Denison Parachute Smock - Front and Rear
Denison smock
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U.K. DPM
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Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 United Kingdom (UK) Denison smock pattern India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya 1942-1968
pattern/colour changes in 1959
Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) British Armed Forces Multicam/DPM derivative with seven-colour tone in browns and greens. It is going to replace Woodland DPM. 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
Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) Currently by British Armed Forces 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, Singapore Police, Tanzania, Uganda general use from 1968
changes to design in 1984, 1990, 1994
Desert DPM Currently by 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. Iraq, Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Romania, Saudi Arabia 1990—
Four-Colour Desert DPM Iraq
Desert Tigerstripe Briefly used by UK Special Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom Iraq, Singapore, United States 2003
 Yugoslavia M89 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro
Stencilled Leaf Croatia

Europe OthersEdit

Country Camouflage pattern Notes Years introduced
Germany A variant of flecktarn with Multicam colorway which developed by TacGear in Germany Mar 2010
 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

North AmericaEdit

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Canadian CADPAT, first digital camouflage.
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland, most popular and used camouflage in the world.
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MARPAT woodland pattern
MARPAT, first US digital pattern, used by U.S. Marines. For commercial use, it is known as Woodland Digital Camo and it is very popular.
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CanadaEdit

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 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 Armed Forces It isn't really a camouflage. Its patterns consisting of tan, medium green, dark green and brown were rather used to match with the dark green trousers and beret of the Garrison Dress
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
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CADPAT
Currently by Canadian Forces Colloquially known as "relish", it has 3 variants: Woodland, Arid, Arctic Late 2001–present
MARPAT woodland pattern
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

MexicoEdit

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 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
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 desertic 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
Multicam pattern
Multicam
'Vanguardie' unit from BCN State Attorney General's Office (PGJE) Australia, Chad, Georgia, Poland, Taiwan, United States 2009–present

United StatesEdit

United States (USA)
Timeline Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 U.S. - present issued patterns ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern
one universal variant
Universal Camouflage Pattern (ACU)
United States Department of the Army Seal
U.S. Army
The pattern is also known as "ACUPAT or "ARPAT". This new uniform design is named as Army Combat Uniform officially. Chile, Cyprus, Côte d'Ivoire's FAFN., Peru, Serbia, Iran 2005–present
Multicam pattern
MultiCam
DEA, USAF STS, US Army MP Special Response Team, 173rd Airborne Brigade Also known as "Scorpion Camo", which is featured in the US Army Future Force Warrior program. 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. US Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade is going to use MultiCam pattern instead of ACU during the next tour to Afghanistan. Australia, Chad, Chile, Georgia, Jordan, Mexico, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan present
Universal Camouflage Pattern-Delta(UCP-Delta) United States Department of the Army Seal
U.S. Army
The original ACU's 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 (ACU) 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 Oct-Nov 2009
ABU camouflage
Airman Battle Uniform (ABU)
Seal of the US Air Force
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. Dominican Republic 2007–present
Navy WCU InsigniaMARPAT comparison
Navy Working Uniform (NWU)

U.S. Navy
Made in three variants: the original blue-grey version for most sailors and shipboard use, desert for Naval Special Warfare Command and Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, and woodland for other ground forces 2009–present
Navy Working Uniform Type II Previously known as AOR1 (desert) Naval Special Warfare Command, Naval Expeditionary Combat Command On 5 November 2008, US 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.

Late 2011-
Navy Working Uniform Type III Previously known as AOR2 (woodland) Naval Special Warfare Command, Naval Expeditionary Combat Command On 5 November 2008, US 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 III in Dec 2009.

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.

Late 2011-
MARPAT woodland pattern MARPAT desert pattern
woodland and desert variants
MARPAT
USMC logo
U.S. Marine Corps, Houston PD SWAT (Woodland MARPAT)
MARPAT is the first US digital pattern, it comes in two variants - woodland and desert. 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
U.S. Marine Corps
Jointly developed by West Point professor Dr. O'Neill and Canadian HyperStealth's[3] Guy Cramer November 2007–present
Tactical Assault Camouflage (TACAM) Exclusively adopted by US National Counterterrorism Center Developed by HyperStealth[3] 2004
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Timeline Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 U.S. - Older patterns, currently not issued Three-Color Desert Previously by US Army, US Marine Corps.

Currently by US Air Force, US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Border Patrol

Currently being phased out. The uniform design was officially called Desert Combat Uniform (DCU), as a part of Battle Dress Uniform. Chile, El Salvador, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Netherlands, UAE, Pakistan, Russia 1990–present
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Previously by US Army, US Marine Corps.

Currently by US Air Force, US Navy, US Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol, United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, US Public Health Service, State Defense Forces, 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 US 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 1981–present
Six-Color Desert Pattern US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps The Six-colour 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 Ca. 1982-1993
Urban Track U.S. Army One of the CCU trial variants, became the predecessor of ACU 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 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 Late 1970s
Dual Texture Camouflage U.S. Army 2nd Cav Also known as "Dual-Tex". The first initial digital camouflage scheme developed and tested by US Army. Australia 1978-early 1980s
ERDL Pattern US Army, US Marine Corps, some ARVN units. SASR and NZSAS troopers also used the pattern, along with the tigerstripe pattern. 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
Oak Leaf Sometimes called "Wine Leaf" India, Thailand
Tigerstripe Limited, non-issue use, originated in Vietnam. Modern US uniforms influenced by tigerstripe are Air Force ABU and Marines' MARPAT. 1965–1975
Duck Hunter, a.k.a. Frog-Skin USMC 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 USMC from 1942 to 1944

North America OthersEdit

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Years introduced
United States Frog & Leaf Camouflage United States Colonial Marines (USCM) A fictional pattern which was used by the USCM in the US sci-fi movie Aliens 1986
TAC TIGER Urban/Night Camouflage Developed by Tiger Stripe Products
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 Apparels in US.
X-Camo Designed by M.O.C. (Military Outdoor Clothing) which based in Dallas, TX. X-Camo is a Unique Blend of Natural Colors. Very similar to that of early WWII colors and today's Multicam, but in a digitalized pattern. The developer claims that X-Camo works well in a wide variety of terrains. The color patterns are aimed to reflect the dominant colors within your surroundings. For example if you're hiding behind a green bush, the green color of this camo becomes the dominant color and so you blend in to the surroundings of the greenery. Same if you're in a desert setting where the tan colors become dominant. 2009
MultiCam US Air Force Combat Controllers, And seen on Transformers movie Developed by Crye Associates in conjunction with U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (also known as U.S Army Natick labs).
Jungle Digital Camouflage Sec-Ops Also known as "AVPAT" (Avatar-pattern). A fictional pattern which was used by the private military force called Sec-Ops in the US Sci-Fi movie Avatar 2009
 Canada Spec4ce Digital Camouflage, 6-color variants Developed by HyperStealth[3] in Canada. 2006

Central and South AmericaEdit

C. and S. America A-DEdit

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Argentina US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Argentinian Armed Forces, Argentina Federal Police United States present
US 3-color Desert United States present
Six-Color Desert Pattern
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
 Bolivia US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Currently used by Bolivian Armed Forces United States present
 Brazil Subdued 3-color Ragged Leaf Lizard Camouflage Brazilian Army It contains 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 contains of medium green and medium brown on the background of light green. present
4-color Ragged Leaf Lizard Camouflage Brazilian Air Force It contains 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)
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 is the result of years of experimentation and work with an expert team from the University of Los Andes and the Colombian army with the asesory from the US Army advisers. It's 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. 2006–present
US Woodland pattern
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 Patriota camo is 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 US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
standard issue of Chilean armed forces United States present
Mountain Camouflage used by Chilean Army units in the Andes mountain region present
US 3-color Desert present
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern
US Universal Camouflage Pattern (ACU)
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[3] Developed in 2007, to be deployed in 2008[unreliable source?]
 Cuba Elm Leaf
Grey Lizard
 Dominican Republic US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Dominican Republic Armed Forces United States 1980s-2008
MARPAT woodland pattern
Woodland Digital Camouflage
Dominican Army Same as woodland MARPAT pattern 2008–present
US 3-color Desert Dominican Army United States
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern
US Universal Camouflage Pattern (ACU)
Dominican Navy Chile, Cyprus, Côte d'Ivoire's FAFN, United States Adopted in 2007
ABU camouflage
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-ZEdit

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
 Ecuador MARPAT woodland pattern
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
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
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
Woodland Digital Camouflage
Honduras Army Jungle Digital Camouflage Dominican Republic, Ecuador 2008–present
US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Honduras Armed Forces
US 3-color Desert
 Nicaragua US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Nicaraguan Army
Blue Woodland Camouflage Nicaraguan Navy Blue variant of US 4-color Woodland pattern
 Peru Geometric Splinter
US Woodland pattern
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
MARPAT woodland pattern
Woodland MARPAT
Peruvian Marine Corps Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, Slovenia, United States 2010–present
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern
Universal Camouflage Pattern (ACU)
Peruvian Marine Corps Commandos Exact cut and pattern of US ACU. Chile, Cyprus, Côte d'Ivoire's FAFN, United States 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
 Venezuela US Woodland pattern
US Woodland
Venezuela National Armed Forces
Blue Woodland Camouflage Venezuela Air Force Blue (Blue, Black & Grey) variant of US 4-color Woodland pattern. Before 1990s

C. and S. America OthersEdit

None listed.

OceaniaEdit

Oceania A-ZEdit

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. South Vietnam, Thailand, United States Used during the Vietnam War
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 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. mid2008–present
Multicam Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOFG) in Afghanistan Chad, Chile, Georgia, Jordan, Mexico, Poland (Suez pattern), Russia, Taiwan, 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. 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 1990s. China, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, South Korea, Spain, Pakistan, United States, Yemen ca. 1980s
 New Zealand ERDL pattern NZSAS the surplus from US Army during the war. Australia, United States Used during the Vietnam War
New Zealand DPM Also known as "Kiwi Camo", New Zealand uses a print of British DPM pattern. The lightest color in the pattern is slightly more yellowish-brown to suit conditions found in New Zealand. 1980–present
British 2-color Desert DPM
 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
US 3-color Desert Royal Tongan Marines deployed in Iraq with the USMC 2004

Oceania OthersEdit

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 on ACU-style uniforms by Platatac Outdoors Group Pty. However it no longer has the characteristic 'jelly bean' shapes found in the Auscam. 2007

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  1. Borsarello, J.F. (1999). Camouflage Uniforms of European and NATO Armies 1945 to the Present. Schiffer Publishing Ltd; USA. ISBN 0-7643-1018-6.
  2. Borsarello, J.F. and Palinckx, Werner (2004). Camouflage Uniforms of Asian And Middle East Armies. Schiffer Publishing Ltd; USA. ISBN 0-7643-1922-1.
  3. Blechman, Hardy and Newman, Alex (2004). DPM: Disruptive Pattern Material. DPM Ltd. ISBN 0-9543404-0-X.
  4. 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.
  5. Desmond, Dennis (1998). Camouflage Uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia: 1937-To the Present. Schiffer Publishing Ltd; USA. ISBN 0-7643-0462-3.
  6. De Quesada, Alejandro M. (2006). Uniforms of the German Soldier: World War II to the Present Day. Greenhill Books. ISBN 1-85367-679-9.
  7. Green, Michael (1990). U.S. Army Light Forces: Panama to The Middle East. Concord Publications; Hong Kong. ISBN 962-361-901-1.
  8. Horn, Bernd and Wyczynski, Michel (2006). Canadian Airborne Forces since 1942. Osprey Publishing; UK. ISBN 1-84176-975-1.
  9. Katcher, Philip (1990). The American Soldier: US Armies in Uniform, 1755 to the present. Osprey Publishing; USA. ISBN 0-517-01481-5.
  10. 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.
  11. 100 Questions on Uniforms & Equipments of Japan Self-Defense Force (2005). Kojinsha Publications; Tokyo Japan. ISBN 4-7698-1244-2.
  12. Lyles, Kevin (1999). Vietnam: US Uniforms in Colour Photographs. The Crowood Press. ISBN 1-86126-305-8.
  13. Lyles, Kevin (2004). Vietnam ANZACs: Australian & New Zealand Troops in Vietnam 1962-72. Osprey Publishing; UK. ISBN 1-84176-702-6.
  14. Uniforms of Japan Self-Defense Forces (2006). Namiki Shobo Publications; Tokyo Japan. ISBN 4-89063-199-2.
  15. McNab, Chris (2002). 20th Century Military Uniforms. Grange Books; UK. ISBN 1-84013-476-3.
  16. 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.
  17. Mirouze, Laurent (1990). World War II Infantry in Colour Photographs. Windrow & Greene Ltd; London UK. ISBN 1-872004-15-6.
  18. 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.
  19. Paskauskas II, Joel B. (1994). Desert Grab & Gear: The Equipment of America's Desert Warriors. Concord Publications; Hong Kong. ISBN 962-361-043-2.
  20. 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.
  21. Rottman, Gordon and Zgonnik, Dmitriy (2007). Just Cause: Intervention in Panama 1989-90. Concord Publications; Hong Kong. ISBN 962-361-633-3.
  22. Stanton, Shelby. (1989). US Army Uniforms of the Vietnam War. Stackpole Books; Harrisburg PA, USA.
  23. Stanton, Shelby. (1994). US Army Uniforms of the Cold War. Stackpole Books; Harrisburg PA, USA. ISBN 0-8117-1821-2.
  24. Ward, Iain (1999). Mariners: The Hong Kong Marine Police 1948-1997. IEW Publications; UK. ISBN 0-9536540-0-1
  25. An ARVN Paratroop Uniform, 1965–66, Martin Windrow, in Military Illustrated, February/March 1998
  26. 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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