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Woodland MARPAT in a tropical environment.
Marines wearing woodland MARPAT during Exercise Talisman Saber 2007 at Shoalwater Bay, Australia.
Marines wearing woodland MARPAT during Exercise Talisman Saber 2007 at Shoalwater Bay, Australia.
A Hospital Corpsman in Afghanistan wearing desert MARPAT.
A Hospital Corpsman in Afghanistan wearing desert MARPAT.

MARPAT (short for MARine Disruptive PATtern) is a pixelated camouflage pattern in use by the United States Marine Corps, introduced with the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU), which replaced the Camouflage Utility Uniform. The pattern is formed by a number of small rectangular pixels of color. In theory, it is a far more effective camouflage than standard uniform patterns because it mimics the dappled textures and rough boundaries found in natural settings. This is caused by how the human eye interacts with pixelated images. It is also known as the "digital pattern" or "digi-cammies" because of its micropattern (pixels) rather than the old macropattern (big blobs). Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2100 × 1680 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2100 × 1680 pixel, file size: 1. ... Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2005 Exercise Talisman Sabre is one of Australias largest multilateral military training exercises. ... Shoalwater Bay is less than 100km away from Yeppoon and is a part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... The HM rating symbol (a caduceus). ... This article is about protective camouflage used to disguise people, animals, or military targets. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... MARPAT Utility Uniform The Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform or MCCUU is the current battledress uniform of the United States Marine Corps. ...


The United States Marine Corps has patented MARPAT[1], and registered the trademark "MARPAT". By regulation, the pattern and items incorporating it, such as the MCCUU and ILBE backpack, are to be supplied by authorized manufacturers only and are not for general commercial sale, although imitations are available such as "Digital Woodland Camo" or "Digital Desert Camo". Authentic MARPAT material is distinguishable by an Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem incorporated into the pattern. “(TM)” redirects here. ... The Improved Load Bearing Equipment is the United States Marine Corps new pack designated to replace the existing ALICE and MOLLE packs currently in service. ... Eagle, Globe, and Anchor The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor (EGA) is the official emblem of the United States Marine Corps. ...

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Development

The concept of using miniature swatches of color as opposed to large splotches is not a new concept; in World War II, German troops used various patterns similar to the current German Flecktarn, which involved similar small dabs of color on a uniform to provide camouflage. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Flecktarn (German: pattern camouflage; also known as Flecktarnmuster, Fleckentarn or simply Fleck) is a 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-colour disruptive camouflage pattern. ...


The MARPAT patent lists US Army research into fractal pattern camouflage as the basis for MARPAT.[2]


The MARPAT pattern was chosen in a run-off against seven other patterns at the USMC Scout Sniper Instructor School.[3] Scout Sniper, (MOS 8541) is a specialist in the United States Marine Corps whose mission to deny the enemy freedom of movement by shooting enemy leaders, crew-served weapons operators, radiomen, observers, messengers, and other key personnel with single, well-aimed shots. ...


MARPAT was issued as a uniform in late 2003, but a helmet cover was issued at the beginning of the Iraq war.


Design and colors

MARPAT has patterns produced by highly complex fractal equations that result in a non-repeating pattern. The purpose of the digitized pattern is to match the visual texture of typical backgrounds. When compared to a white background the MARPAT does look surprising and would seem to catch attention, but when used in an operative environment, its textured appearance and lack of hard edges make it more effective than traditional patterns.[4] The boundary of the Mandelbrot set is a famous example of a fractal. ...


There were initially three MARPAT patterns: Woodland, Desert, and Urban. Currently, only the Woodland and Desert patterns are used by the Marine Corps, replacing the US Woodland pattern and the US Three Color Desert pattern.


Both the Woodland and Desert MARPAT incorporates the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor in the design.[5] Eagle, Globe, and Anchor The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor (EGA) is the official emblem of the United States Marine Corps. ...


Similar designs

MARPAT is similar to the Canadian Forces CADPAT which was the first digital pattern introduced for uniforms. The Canadian Forces (CF) (French: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the unified armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Act, which states: The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces. ... A sample of the temperate woodland CADPAT design. ...


The U.S. Army has incorporated its digital Universal Camouflage Pattern into the Army Combat Uniform, or ACU. The ACU's pattern differs most notably because its color scheme is tan and green and lacks the color black. The rationale is that black is rarely seen in nature. The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Two soldiers wearing the ACU, demonstrating the Universal Camouflage Pattern The Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), also known as ACUPAT (Army Combat Uniform PATtern) and ARPAT (ARmy PATtern) is the military camouflage pattern currently in use on the United States Armys Army Combat Uniform. ... Two soldiers wearing the ACU, as well as ACU-patterned patrol cap (left) and boonie hat (right). ...


The U.S. Air Force has designed its own Airman Battle Uniform, or ABU, using a digital tiger stripe pattern. Seal of the Air Force. ... Gen. ...


The U.S. Navy recently announced approval for a digital "BDU-style" work uniform, effective late 2007/early 2008. However, the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) was chosen by surveyed sailors for consistency and longer life, rather than to disguise them at sea. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ...


References

  1. ^ Free Patents Online.
  2. ^ Dualtex, United Dynamics.
  3. ^ Combat Utility Uniform Camouflage Considerations
  4. ^ Combat Utility Uniform Camouflage Considerations
  5. ^ Eagle, Globe and Anchor example, Magna Fabrics.

See also

United States Marine Corps Portal

Image File history File links USMC_logo. ... MARPAT Utility Uniform The Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform or MCCUU is the current battledress uniform of the United States Marine Corps. ... Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) in the United States was the standard military uniform worn into combat, battledress as opposed to display dress uniforms worn at parades and functions. ... A sample of the temperate woodland CADPAT design. ... Two soldiers wearing the ACU, demonstrating the Universal Camouflage Pattern The Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), also known as ACUPAT (Army Combat Uniform PATtern) and ARPAT (ARmy PATtern) is the military camouflage pattern currently in use on the United States Armys Army Combat Uniform. ... Two soldiers wearing the ACU, as well as ACU-patterned patrol cap (left) and boonie hat (right). ... Gen. ... Example of camouflage pattern This is a list of (some) military camouflage patterns used in battledress. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps is the highest ranking officer of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reporting to the Secretary of the Navy but not to the Chief of Naval Operations. ... This article is about a military rank and position. ... Image File history File links USMC_logo. ... The United States Marine Corps is administered by the Department of the Navy, which is lead by the Secretary of the Navy(SECNAV). ... Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), located in Washington, D.C., includes the offices of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and various agencies and staff functions. ... Presumably a USA force ? // Lineage Activated November 8th, 1969 at Okinawa, Japan as the I Marine Expeditionary Force Redesignated August 18th, 1970 as the I Marine Amphibious Force Relocated in April 1971 to Camp Pendleton, California Redesignated February 5th, 1988 as the I Marine Expeditionary Force Recent Service Persian Gulf... The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), one of three MEFs in the Marine Corps, is a combined arms force consisting of ground, air, and logistics forces possessing the capability of projecting offensive combat power ashore while sustaining itself in combat without external assistance for a period of 60... The III Marine Expeditionary Force, is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force of the United States Marine Corps that is forward-deployed and able to deploy rapidly and conduct operations across the spectrum from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to amphibious assault and high intensity combat. ... The Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) (also known as the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR)), a part of the United States Marine Corps, is the largest command in the Marine Corps. ... United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is a component command of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) that comprises the Marine Corps contribution to SOCOM. Its core capabilities are direct action, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, counterterrorism, information operations, and unconventional warfare. ... Not to be confused with Marine Recon Battalions. ... The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) is a term used by the United States Marine Corps to describe the principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations. ... This is a list of U.S. Marine Corps bases and installations, organized by U.S. state within the territory of the U.S. and by country if overseas. ... . ... Marine AV-8B Harrier II on the deck of USS Nassau While other nations have Marines who are aviators, only the United States Marine Corps has its own dedicated aviation arm. ... The following is a list of Marine Expeditionary Units of the United States Marine Corps. ... Marine ranks in descending order, with tables indicating abbreviations in the style used by the Marine Corps, pay grades, and rank insignia: // Commissioned Officers are distinguished from other officers by their commission, which is the formal written authority, issued in the name of the President of the United States, that... Commissioned Officers are distinguished from other officers by their commission, which is the formal written authority, issued in the name of the President of the United States, that confers the rank and authority of a Marine Officer. ... Enlisted Marines with paygrades of E-4 and E-5 are considered Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) while those at E-6 and higher are considered Staff Noncommissioned Officers (SNCOs). ... The following is a list of people who served in the United States Marine Corps and have gained fame through previous or subsequent endeavors, infamy, or successes: Joseph M. Acaba Joseph M. Acaba — NASA astronaut Don Adams — actor Mike Anderson — NFL football player Walter Anderson (editor) — author; PARADE Magazine  editor... The following is a list of the essential names in Marine Corps lore; the people who make up what the Marines call Knowledge. John Basilone — only Medal of Honor recipient to return to combat and be killed. ... The Marine Corps League is the only federally-chartered United States Marine Corps-related veterans organization in the U.S. Its Federal Charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. ... MCMAP logo The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) is a combat system developed by the United States Marine Corps to combine existing and new hand-to-hand and close combat techniques with morale and team-building functions and instruction in what the Marine Corps calls the Warrior Ethos.[1... United States Marine Corps Boot Camp, otherwise known as Recruit Training is a program of initial training that each recruit must successfully complete to join the United States Marine Corps. ... The School of Infantry (SOI) — SOI East, located at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, a satellite facility of Camp Lejeune, and the SOI West at Camp Pendleton — host the second stage of initial military training for enlisted Marines after recruit training. ... The United States Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (OCS) is a school located on Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico that trains, screens, and evaluates potential Marine Corps officers. ... The Basic School (TBS) is where all newly commissioned United States Marine Corps officers are sent to learn the art and science of being a Marine officer. ... The Uniforms of the United States Marine Corps serve to distinguish Marines from members of other services. ... Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy are those military decorations which are presented to members of the United States Navy and U.S. Marine Corps under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy. ... Badges of the United States Marine Corps are military decorations which are issued by the United States Department of the Navy to service members of the U.S. Marines to denote a variety of qualifications and accomplishments. ... This is a list of weapons used by the United States Marine Corps: // M9 bayonet OKC-3S bayonet Ka-Bar Strider SMF Gerber Mark II Marine Noncommissioned Officers Sword, 1859-Present Marine Officers Mameluke Sword, 1875-Present M1911A1 . ... Marines test the MTV while running an obstacle course at MCB Hawaii. ... U.S. Marines wearing the Lightweight Helmet. ... An ILBE pack is visible on the second Marine from the left The Improved Load Bearing Equipment or ILBE is the United States Marine Corps new backpack, designed to replace the existing ALICE and MOLLE packs currently in service. ... The United States Marine Corps was originally organized as the Continental Marines in 1775 to conduct ship-to-ship fighting, provide shipboard security and assist in landing forces. ... Semper Fidelis is Latin for Always faithful. ... The Marines Hymn is the official hymn of the United States Marine Corps. ... The United States Marine Band, colloquially known as The Presidents Own, was established by an Act of Congress on July 11, 1798, and is America’s oldest professional musical organization. ... The Silent Drill Platoon performs in front of the home of the Commandant of the Marine Corps The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, a 24-man rifle platoon, often referred to as The Marching Twenty-Four, performs a unique precision exhibition drill. ... Marine One lifting off of the White House south lawn. ... USMC Flag The flag of the United States Marine Corps is scarlet with the Corps badge in gray and yellow. ... Eagle, Globe, and Anchor The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor (EGA) is the official emblem of the United States Marine Corps. ... Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal / The Associated Press. ... The Riflemans Creed, also known as My Rifle and The Creed of The United States Marine, is a part of basic United States Marine Corps doctrine. ... An early official promotional photo from the Toys for Tots program Motorcyclists fill eastbound I-76 for the 2002 Toys for Tots parade to benefit patients at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia InPhonics CEO and CFO present the results of the companys Toys for Tots drive at InPhonic... Aerial view of the Museum under construction, taken April 2006. ...

External links

  • Photos of USMC-issued MARPAT
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