Scorpion will replace the MultiCam pattern, currently fielded by the Army as the Operational Camouflage Pattern, making Scorpion the standard issue pattern of the Army, thereby completely replacing the unpopular Universal Camouflage Pattern, first adopted in 2004. The Army will continue to refer to the new Scorpion pattern as OCP. The patterns are very similar so the Army will continue to purchase MultiCam as OCP until the new supply chain for Scorpion is up and running.I gotta say, while I understand the deep down "why" of Scorpion (the Army already owns it), I still think it would have made more sense to just continue paying some royalties and just adopt Multicam (which there's a crapload of OCIE and uniforms already in the system.) Maybe they'll just say "close enough" for the existing OCP and let you wear it too?
|Image (and really good hard look at what the hell it is) from Hyperstealth|