The A-TACS AU or Arid/Urban pattern is the original A-TACS design, developed by Digtal Concealment Systems, (DCS) to answer the call for better and more effective camouflage system integration for duty personnel in any service branch from military to law enforcement. A-TACS is designed as a universal pattern for a wide range of operational environments with additional supporting color and design variants to follow.
Many of the modern digital camouflage patterns currently in use by the tactical community have flaws. The square pixels used to create the distortion effect do not replicate the shapes, forms and shadows of the environment 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.
In use by the US Military since the Vietnam War, the Boonie hat has proven itself useful for providing shade and camouflage. Equipped with "branch loops," the user can insert local foliage into the hat itself to provide additional natural concealment. The attached chin strap provide extra security making sure you don't loose your cover.