India’s Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari unveiled the first image of the force’s ground personnel’s digital camouflage uniform.
A new combat uniform for its personnel was unveiled today by the Indian Air Force (IAF). The first image of the so-called “digital camouflage uniform” was unveiled by Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari. The new IAF ground personnel uniform was unveiled in Chandigarh during the Air Force’s 90th anniversary celebrations. The Air Force’s anniversary celebrations are being held outside of Delhi for the first time ever.
The Indian Army also transitioned to a digital camouflage uniform for its personnel earlier this year. The older organic patterns have been replaced with pixelated designs in the new uniform, which is distinct from earlier iterations. Digital camouflage uniforms are now worn by the majority of combat forces and militaries worldwide. Regardless of the terrain, the new design pattern enables military personnel to move with greater flexibility.
The official induction of the IAF as a supporting force of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom in 1932 is commemorated on Air Force Day. The IAF chief and other senior officers attend each year’s celebration of the day. An IAF official stated, “We already have a combat uniform, but the pattern has been changed to something called digital camouflage.”
A flypast and demonstrations over Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake involved close to 80 helicopters and transport aircraft, he continued.
During Air Force Day celebrations, the recently introduced locally constructed Light Combat Helicopter Prachand took part in the flypast.