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Hidden talents – US Army battles its camouflage challenge

The US Department of Defence (DoD) spent $5bn in 2004 to deliver the Universal Camouflage Pattern for the Army Combat Uniform, which was criticised as unsuitable for use in Afghanistan and temporarily replaced. The DoD has now returned to the drawing board to identify a lasting solution, but could the answer to making soldiers less visible lie in high-tech solutions rather than yet another print design?

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