New Camouflage Uniforms for the Armed Forces
On March 4, new Austrian camouflage uniforms were issued to the troops. The Styrian Jägerbataillon 18 became the first unit to be equipped, with Minister of Defence Mario Kunasek personally handing over the clothing. From now on, a total of 3,000 to 4,000 soldiers are planned to follow every year.
The so called "Tarnanzug neu" was developed by experts of the Austrian Armed Forces and features a unique design. Besides the desired camouflage effect in natural environments, the new camo pattern will also ensure concealment when encountered by optronic devices like night vision.
Improved Battle Dress Uniform
The new dress is a derivative of the current battle dress uniform and will feature the option to use protective inserts for elbows and knees. Reserve units are due to receive the new sets as well.