Camo: Universal Camouflage Pattern, Operation Enduring Freedom Pattern (Multi-Cam)
Pants: eight pocket
Boots: tan leather/nylon
Cover: patrol cap, boonie
Material: Fire-Resistant Nylon blend
On June 14, 2004, the Army announced the selection of the new Army Combat Uniform (ACU).
The ACU is the culmination of many months of research and development, developed by Soldiers for Soldiers, and is the uniform of choice by the overwhelming majority of the Army’s leaders and Soldiers.
The ACU consists of a jacket, trouser and patrol cap in a new universal camouflage pattern in addition to a moisture wicking t-shirt and Army Combat Boots (suede tan) for either temperate or hot weather climate.
The ACU enhances Soldier performance by providing a uniform that is tailorable to the individual mission; provides enhanced functionality and ergonomics over the existing Battle Dress Uniform (BDU); and does away with requirements to procure uniforms focused on specific environments—the ACU is worldwide deployable.
The uniform will replace multiple versions of the current woodland pattern BDU and will be easy to maintain, thereby decreasing the out-of-pocket costs to our Soldiers.
The uniform will be fielded to deploying units starting in April 2005, and fielding to the entire Army is expected to be completed by December 2007.