A-TACS Army Camouflage Improvement Effort Results
Bad news from the guys at DCS this morning, in regards to the U.S. Army's decision for their Army Camouflage Improvement Effort submission. Here's the word from A-TACS' Facebook page:
Dec 14th, 2011– In advance of the US Army Camouflage Improvement effort down select due to take place on December 15th, we wish to inform our loyal supporters and partners that we will not be a part of the final down select. As the process moves forward we wish all of the finalists the best.I'm sure there will be a lot of disappointment over the loss of such a potentially lucrative contract, but keep on doing what you do best guys. I'm sure there will be many great things to come for the A-TACS brand.
With regards to our pattern family submission, we set out to do something radically different from the accepted norm, based on our A-TACS concept, but wholly unique. The pattern submission was designed and specifically suited to meet the requirements set forth in the initial RFP. However, our patterns use more color and use it in a different way than most patterns, making them a challenge to evaluate using pre-existing and outdated methodology for evaluation–the same methodology that produced the current UCP pattern. Often times, it is easier to take the path of least resistance than to raise the bar and develop new standards. After all, the end result is to offer the best possible concealment to our service men and women.
Now with the introduction of our new A-TACS FG Camo platform, Digital Concealment Systems will continue to focus on it’s core mission. To provide new technology and the very best concealment options to Special Operations, Law Enforcement and Tactical Professionals worldwide. It is our firm belief that those individuals who lay their lives on the line each and every day in service, deserve nothing less.