Military uniforms comprise standardized dress worn by members of the armed forces and paramilitaries of various nations.
Military dress and military styles have gone through great changes over the centuries from colorful and elaborate to extremely utilitarian.
Military uniforms in the form of standardized and distinctive dress, intended for identification and display, are typically a sign of organized military forces equipped by a central authority.
In recent decades, many militaries around the world have gradually simplified the range of uniforms issued.
For example, most U.S. servicemen now wear camouflage utilities for daily duty and all but the most formal occasions-whereas in the past the service uniform would be worn unless a soldier was engaged in a dirty or physical task.
As an example of modern practice, the US Marine Corps has a distinct blue dress uniform, but other uniforms include khaki button-up shirts, forest-green coats, and combat camouflage.
In other services where camouflage is normally a non-issue, such as navies, colored uniforms are still issued, e.g. the US Navy’s white officer uniform for warm weather. United States Armed Forces let every of its branch to develop and use their own uniforms.
In recent years, many Battle Dress Uniforms with famous US Woodland pattern were replaced. USMC developed new digital MARPAT pattern, while the Army developed Universal Pattern (ACU) for the combat uniforms.
Now days, the Army is moving to replace its combat uniforms, and will test variants of the Corps’ popular Marine Pattern camouflage in the process. Army officials outlined their plans for defense industry leaders in December at the Army Research Laboratory/Adelphi Laboratory outside Washington, D.C.
The service wants to replace its three-color Universal Camouflage Pattern, which has been fielded since 2004 and is planned for failing to allow soldiers to adequately blend in to their surroundings.