It has been reported that the Australian Department of Defence paid $7.6 million for Crye Precision to develop and license the Australian MultiCam Pattern (AMP) with $4.4 million going to the licensing. We recently reported that the U.S. Army has awarded Crye Precision a contract to license OCP, commercially known as MultiCam for under $650,000.
|Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Vs. Australian MultiCam Pattern (AMP)|
Photo: U.S. Navy Lt. O'Boyle
We came across this photo from a joint training mission between U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team Uruzgan and Australia Other Government Agency Platoon, which gave you a good comparison of the two patterns, OCP and AMP. There are many implications that go into pricing, but we have been meaning to post a shot like this for some time, so you can ponder the differences both visually and objectively. Both patterns are currently only utilized in Afghanistan by each countries' respective forces. It will be interesting to see how Australia's Department of Defence moves forward with the pattern once there is a draw down from Afghanistan, which is scheduled for the end of this year.
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