The Army has been replacing the unpopular Universal Camouflage Pattern (UPC) for a couple of years now with the much better MultiCam pattern that was introduced in 2010.
But it’s not a waste of money to replace the UPC as some critics say. The waste of money was adopting the UPC in the first place.
Soldiers hate the UPC adopted in 2004. They performed horribly in Afghanistan. One of the top complaints is at night they stand out like a chemlight making soldiers easy targets for snipers once the sun goes down. And the UPC colors would be suitable for a battle in a gravel pit, but for the high desert they did stood out like a sore thumb. The hostiles have a huge advantage dressing like villagers and using more earthy colors that blended in far better, and they learned how to easily disappear into the terrain or into a crowd of villagers.