11 of the world's most effective camouflage patterns at hiding combat troops and vehicles
Caitlin FosterFeb 8, 2019, 02:31 IST
A southern black racer snake slithers across the rifle barrel held by junior Army National Guard sniper Pfc. William Snyder as he practices woodland stalking in a camouflaged ghillie suit at Eglin Air Force Base, April 7, 2018.Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Frye
Militaries around the world use camouflage to evade detection by the enemy in all kinds of environments, from jungle and desert to city streets.
Avoiding detection is often a matter of life and death, and the patterns and colors are dictated by the environment where troops expect to operate.
Some work better than others, but all patterns are designed to help troops blend in with their surroundings.