Cotton/Polyester material. Made to government specifications. Short sleeve. Universal camouflage pattern-Delta (UCP-Delta) Army t-shirt. Tan Sand colored neck collar. UCP Delta is one of two experimental patterns on trial required by congressional mandate to modify the Army's existing UCP (ACU) with a new color, "coyote brown," blended into it.
UCP delta is part of the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), also referred to as ARPAT (ARmy PATtern) which is the military camouflage pattern currently in use in the United States Army's Army Combat Uniform. The pattern was chosen after several laboratory and field tests that occurred from 2003 to 2004. Its digital pattern is a modification of the United States Marine Corps' MARPAT camouflage and research into Dual Texture (Dual-Tex) Camouflage conducted in the 1970s. For years some Soldiers have complained about the current multi-environment Universal Camouflage Pattern, arguing that the toned down grey and green stood out in desert environments, rocky ridges and forested valleys found throughout eastern Afghanistan, where most Army units now operate UCP Delta is one of two experimental patterns on trial required by congressional mandate to modify the Army's existing UCP (ACU) with a new color, "coyote brown," blended into it.
Commanders in Afghanistan are still deciding which units will receive the new duds, but Army officials say they will likely go to two battalions within the same brigade already deployed to the eastern region of Afghanistan. One battalion will get four sets of the MultiCam uniform for each Joe; the other battalion will get four sets of the UCP-Delta scheme uniform for each Soldier. The service will also field sets of body armor and pouches in MultiCam, while units with the UCP-Delta will use their standard-patterned armor and a new chest rig in UCP-Delta. In 20101 the Army says it will decide which camo pattern works best MultiCam, UCP-Delta or standard UCP, and field alternate uniforms and equipment to selected units in specific regions of Operation Enduring Freedom.