A-TACS® was developed by Digital Concealment Systems,
(DCS) to answer the call for better and more effective camouflage system integration for duty personnel in any service branch from military to law enforcement. A-TACS® is designed as a universal pattern for a wide range of operational environments with additional supporting color and design variants to follow.
- Sewn to military specification FQ/PD 04-04A
- 3-slot pen/pencil pocket on left sleeve
- Tilted chest pocket
- Mandarin collar
- External elbow patches with hook and loop closure
Fabric is a 65% polyester/35% cotton ripstop blend.
ACU coat is an integral part of the first ever head-to-toe concealment system. The pattern itself represents a radical step forward in the science of concealment technology.
- Replaces digital, square pixels with small, organically shaped pixels - removing all 90° angles to create a more fluid, natural appearance
- Colors are digitally-sampled from real-world elements for enhanced concealment
- The A-TACS® design creates a "pattern within a pattern" effect which effectively breaks the human outline at a greater range of distances
- A-TACS® functions as a universal camouflage, but works best in open, rocky, arid and urban environments
- Designed for use by the military, special forces and tactical departments
Many of the modern digital camouflage patterns currently in use by the tactical community have flaws. The square pixels used to create the distortion effect do not replicate the shapes, forms and shadows of the environment they are deployed in-especially when viewed through optics. The ninety-degree angles and limited use of natural colors can, in many cases, make detection easier.
Additionally, the “visual noise” in these same patterns tends to make them close-up into a solid color, producing a “blobbing” effect when viewed from a distance. A-TACS® addresses and improves these critical issues in three ways.
Replace un-natural square pixels with organic pixels. Utilizing a patented process, they created a palette of natural colors digitally sampled from real-world elements in carefully controlled lighting. The pattern is then created using a mathematical algorithm that writes “organically-shaped” pixels using the specific color information given. The resulting pattern while still digital is far more organic in appearance.
Use small patterns to create larger more distinct shapes designed to work at a distance. Small shapes create larger shapes and larger shapes are organized into a distinct pattern with no horizontal or vertical orientation. This unique “pattern within a pattern” concept allows A-TACS® to effectively break the human outline at great distances thereby, minimizing the “blobbing” effect of other patterns when viewed from a distance.
More effective use of color-range produces a better concealment system. A-TACS® is created using a far greater range of inter-mingled natural colors than was previously possible. The overall base color for the cast is a neutral tan which is designed for use in open, rocky, or arid environments.
Furthermore, the abstract and intricate nature of this pattern gives it a unique “fingerprint” which is not only adaptable to various service branches, but also makes it difficult to copy.
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