Pakistan Armed Forces Camouflage Patterns

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The concept of camouflage for military use has been around long before guns were invented, in fact we can see examples of early camouflage designs dating all the way back to ancient times.  However, it is proper implementation only saw mass scale use at the start of world war 1, where brightly colored uniforms were ditched in exchange for a standard camouflaged uniform which could blend in with the environment.

Today PSF will be presenting an illustration of the modern camouflage patterns used by Pakistan military branches and other paramilitary forces.

  • Pakistan Army

First appeared in late 2012, army uses a semi-pixelated arid/desert pattern camouflage.

Pakistan Army’s semi-pixelated arid/desert pattern camouflage
  • Pakistan Air Force

PAF adopted the new digital tiger pattern camouflage in 2016.

PAF’s digital tiger pattern camouflage
  • Pakistan Navy

First appeared in 2018, navy uses the standard pixelated Black/Grey pattern camouflage.

PN’s standard pixelated Black/Grey pattern camouflage
  • Frontier Corps KPK

FC KPK adopted a pixelated camouflage design incorporating green, black, brown khaki pattern.

FC KPK’s pixelated camouflage design incorporating green, black, brown khaki pattern.
  • FC Baluchistan

FC Baluchistan uses tri-color desert pattern, issued in late 1990s.

FC Baluchistan’s tri-color desert pattern
  • Punjab Rangers

Punjab Rangers adopted similar pattern as FC KPK.

Punjab Rangers has similar pattern as FC KPK.
  • Sindh Rangers

Sindh Rangers use digital desert pattern camouflage.

Sindh Rangers use digital desert pattern camouflage
  • Strategic Plans Division

SPD uses digital woodland pattern design camouflage inspired by USMC MRPAT.

SPD’s digital woodland pattern design camouflage
  • Pakistan Coast Guard

PCG uses pixelated camouflage pattern incorporating black shades of brown and tan.

PCG’s pixelated camouflage pattern incorporating black shades of brown and tan
  • Airport Security Force

ASF uses pixelated dark scheme which consists of black, blue & grey pattern camo design.

ASF’s pixelated dark scheme which consists of black, blue & grey pattern camo design
  • Anti-Narcotics Force

ANF uses tri-color desert pattern camo known as coffee stain camo

ANF’s tri-color desert pattern camo known as coffee stain

Note: Special operation forces or other such units are not included, they will be covered separately.

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