China’s PLA has revealed at the regular press conference that it will distribute new combat camouflage uniforms and individual combat equipment to all the army units in succession as planned. Based on the Type-07 camo, improvement has been applied to the new uniform in terms of color, patterns, fabrics and military accessories.
The new combat camouflage uniforms, worn by the officers and soldiers participating in the National Day parade this year, were featured different new patterns and colors, which could be divided into five categories according the environment they will adapt to, including woodland, wilderness, jungle, city, and desert, so that they could be integrated into various topography and geomorphology both at home and abroad. Zoom in and you will find that they are covered with masses of small color dots looked like stars, which are obviously much smaller than those of the digital color blocks on the old-fashioned uniforms.
Besides, the new-style camo also has highlights as following.
Firstly, it features better concealment. The new camouflage pattern looks like the starry sky because it is completely made up of unrecognizable tiny digital grids, which are much more delicate compared with the traditional camouflage pattern. New camo will look different at distance and in close range in actual combat, but seen from which-ever distance, it will make it much easier for soldiers to blend into the combat environment, providing much better concealment. The matching helmet, tactical gloves, combat vest, and military boots are also with the same camouflage patterns, with a view to improving their concealment.
Secondly, the new camouflage combat uniforms are no longer divided according to the military service. Instead, they’re divided according to actual terrains: woodland, wilderness, desert, and city. The troops shall have corresponding camouflage uniforms depending on the terrain of the battlefield, and this will surely reduce burden of the logistics, and effectively guarantee the comprehensive offensive and defensive operations across entire territory.
Finally, it is more practical. The stand-collar will be more windproof and dustproof. The top fly of the jacket is sealed with quick-opening zipper, convenient for the soldiers to put on or take off in a short time. The chest pocket is designed in irregular shape with an oblique socket to facilitate the placement of items in the field.
In addition, the new camouflage combat uniforms have rank and name badges on the chest. In wartime, the badge of officer or soldier shall not be spotted from distance once he/she hits the ground.
The new combat camouflage uniforms are designed and developed independently by China. The Chinese officers and soldiers with the new uniforms on have stricken a pose on the stage of military parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.