ABOUT A-TACS CAMO
Currently deployed with various Tactical Professionals, Law Enforcement and Special Operations personnel in a wide array of hotspots around the globe in a relatively short time, A-TACS Camo has become one of the most trusted “go-to” force protection and concealment systems on the planet. A-TACS Camo patterns are designed for maximum effectiveness in the widest possible range of operational environments worldwide. We simply don’t subscribe to the “one pattern fits all” approach. We developed our patterns to perform in climatic zones–containing either arid and urban climates or, green temperate climates.
While our patterns are digital in nature, we do not use square pixels, rectangles or other un-natural geometric shapes in the design of our patterns. Square pixels do not replicate the shapes, forms and shadows of most of the environments 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. Small, busy square digital or fractal geometry patterns also tend to close-up producing a “blobbing” effect that betrays the wearer when viewed from a distance. A-TACS Camo addresses and improves these critical issues in three ways.
KEEPING IT REAL
We replaced un-natural square pixels with organic pixels. Utilizing our patent pending process, we created a palette of natural colors digitally sampled from real-world elements photographed in carefully controlled lighting. The pattern is then created using a mathematical algorithm that writes “organically-shaped” pixels using specific color information. The resulting pattern, while still digital is far more organic in appearance.
PATTERNS WITHIN PATTERNS
Totally unique to us, we use small “micro” patterns to create larger more distinct “macro” patterns which are designed to conceal more effectively 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 Camo to effectively break the human outline at great minimizing the “blobbing” effect when viewed from a distance.
MIXED AND BLENDED
More effective use of color-range produces a better concealment system. A-TACS Camo patterns are created using a far greater range of inter-mingled natural colors that are blended and overlayed into one another creating a more naturalistic appearance.
A-TACS AU Camo
A-TACS AU (Arid/Urban) Camo utilizes numerous shades of green sampled directly from a variety of arid and urban elements combined with various shades of earth and small amounts of green, A-TACS AU Camo is designed to be effective in a wide range of temperate environments and utilizes. This pattern was the first to utilize our patent pending process whereby organic pixels in the micro patterns are grouped into larger, more defined “macro” shapes creating larger more defined patterns designed to be viewed from a distance.
A-TACS FG Camo
A-TACS FG (Foliage/Green) Camo utilizes numerous shades of green sampled directly from a variety of forested and transitional terrain elements combined with various shades of earth, A-TACS FG Camo was developed to be effective in a wide range of temperate environments.
As with the original A-TACS AU (Arid/Urban) Camo pattern, the organic pixels in the micro patterns are grouped into larger, more defined “macro” shapes creating larger more defined patterns. The larger organic shapes and strategically placed shadow elements within the macro pattern help to create a unique three-dimensional effect when viewed from a distance.
A-TACS LE Camo
The newest camouflage pattern in our line-up. As the name indicates, new A-TACS LE Camo was developed for Law Enforcement professionals. The pattern combines various shades of grey, blue and black and utilizes the trademark “organic pixel” look developed by DCS for its original A-TACS AU Camo pattern. A-TACS LE also incorporates variable angles and urban forms derived from photography and effectively utilizes an even blend of light and shadow to create unique pattern with a slight horizontal flow. Additionally, A-TACS LE Camo was developed to work with variable combinations of black or blue nylon gear and other equipment allowing municipalities and departments the option to easily upgrade their kit on an “as needed” basis, gradually phasing in new items while still maintaining a cohesive and uniform appearance.
Most substrates bearing both the A-TACS AU and A-TACS FG Camo patterns, are NIR compliant.
BERRY AMENDMENT COMPLIANT
A-TACS AU and A-TACS FG Camo patterns, are Berry Amendment compliant being printed and produced in the United States of America and sold exclusively through Schott Fabrics.
Through a partnership with TenCate and Schott Fabrics and, as part of our force protection initiative, A-TACS AU and A-TACS FG Camo are available on the TenCate line of FR fabrics.
A TOTAL CONCEALMENT SOLUTION
Our goal from day one has been and continues to be Total Concealment and protection for the operator. From head to toe. We work continuously to help develop and bring to market, products and ideas to meet that goal. From weapon coatings to fully camouflaged footwear and accessories, we strive to deliver A Total Concealment Solution.