Multi-terrain Camouflage Uniform (MCU)

Field, Combat and Fatigue Dress

This dress, known as Multi-Terrain Camouflage Uniform (MCU), is worn by all ranks of the NZ Army and by New Zealand Defence Force personnel deployed on operations. The MCU has replaced the Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) and Desert Disruptive Pattern Material (DDPM) uniforms that were previously worn by the Army.

The new MCU has a camouflage pattern that works in multiple environments including jungle, scrub, arid, desert and urban. The new style reflects international innovations in uniform design and fits well under body armour.

A fire retardant version is available for use in high intensity operations and for certain specialist units that require an extra level of fire protection.

Medals or coloured badges are not worn with this uniform as its main purpose is camouflage.

Rank badges are worn on the chest.

This page was last amended on 18 March 2015