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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:29 PM

Has spec ops tried to sell its trademarked camo or some other archetype of soft goods to the US military? could be a good way to get on radar and military contracts always bring in wads o' cash. My Army friend says that the Army will be switching from the ACU pattern to something with a darker OD because of Afghanistan's lusher forests and wet(er than Iraq) conditions. Omnipat or SO digi or a combo of the 2 (which works, wait till you see my BC Op V2 vest) could work in Afghanistan for the Army or another branch of the military for all we know... or who knows maybe even a foreign military will buy them.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:55 PM

We are already using multicam in Afghanistan. ACU's are here to stay in Iraq.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:03 PM

unless if spec ops was really in the can financially, i dont think the company would sell out like that, cause yea, OMNIPAT is a big money maker for them but if the government would pay spec ops.. a few million dollars for it.. what happens when that few million is gone? and you can find omnipat in the local army surplus stores?

i think its better if the company doesnt think to far ahead.

and what they need to look into now is finding a new company to print it at low amounts so they dont break the bank ordering thousands of yards of OMNIPAT in the materials they need.
-get the omnipat back in the shop
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:03 PM

SpecOps has a snowball's chance in hell of military contracts. They simply don't have anything even close to the manufacturing capability required.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:15 PM

We actually started the process back when we were the old Spec Ops, but yes at this point our production capability is limited to thousands of pieces per month vs. 10's of thousands. As for what we would do after our patterns were available as surplus, well, I personally would have my butler bring me another drink while I lounged at my beach house that I bought from all the proceeds from our fat government contracts!
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:05 PM

It's certainly an admirable idea, but obviously not practical given the current setup.

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As for what we would do after our patterns were available as surplus, well, I personally would have my butler bring me another drink while I lounged at my beach house that I bought from all the proceeds from our fat government contracts!

That got an audible laugh outta me.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:18 PM

Well, seeing as how the armed forces are OBSESSED with Digi-camo of any kind, lol.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:27 PM

Military soft gear is made to exacting military specifications (milspec) I seriously doubt that any of SpecOps' gear fits the bill.

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Besides that I'm sure it's a loooonnnng and TEMENDOUSLY painfull process.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:09 AM

riiiiiight. Remember, our weapons are the product of the lowest bidder.
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:48 AM

Our everything is the product of the lowest bidder... even our space shuttles. But it's still made to milspec, and SO still isn't. Honestly have you ever picked up any paintball jersey of any kind and felt like it was made even close to the same quality as an MC BDU? Cause I have yet to find that one...
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:45 AM

well jerseys aren't supposed to be BDU/ACU type fabric at all. Jerseys are designed so be lightweight and breathable, where as military uniforms are designed to be durable and (now) flame retardant. I think the idea is for SO's Camo itself put on a BDU type fabric...
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:46 AM

I still doubt it's on par with mil issue...
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:27 PM

As Eagle wrote, they weren't talking about SO products, it's the patterns.

As they are, the products are not all "MilSpec", but adjustments could've been made. Regardless, I don't see the patterns or products going that way, not without the strong support/push that MO gave the brand.
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:31 PM

@Ship: IDK man, if we are judging the quality of the garment (eg, stitching and such), I've still wear a pair of old school fusions and a vest, and I'm rough on my gear. I tore a hole in some BDU's playing airsoft during the same time frame. Meh, regardless of their mil-spec-ness or not, SO just doesn't have the manufacturing capability to meet such a large order if it were to ever happen.

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