Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP), originally codenamed Scorpion W2, is a military camouflage pattern adopted in the mid-2010s by the United States Army for use as the U.S. Army's main camouflage pattern on uniforms.
ACUs will be changing along with the OCP and personal gear shade of brown. Currently approved changes to ACUs include, from the top down:
- New upper-sleeve pocket closure. Velcro is currently used to close the pocket and will be replaced with zippers for simplicity’s sake as well as security.
- New length of upper-sleeve pocket. The new pockets will be approximately 1” longer not only for internal storage but to allow for more patches on the outside.
- Change to elbows. Internal elbow pads and external Velcro elbow patches found on the older generation ACUs are not be included on the new ACUs. Material over the elbows will continue to be doubled and reinforced.
- Change to cargo pocket closure. The current ACUs feature a cord-and-barrel lock over the cargo pocket; new ACUs will have none.
- Changes to knees. Current ACUs have knee pads and patches; new ACUS will have neither, but will continue to be reinforced.
- New lower-leg pocket closure. Like the upper-sleeve pocket, the lower-leg pocket on current ACUs has a Velcro closure. On the new ACUs the lower-leg pocket will be closed by a single button.