It is good to see commonsense prevailing. ArmyTimes reports …
The Army is finally going to give soldiers the green light to paint their black weapons so they blend in with the terrain on the battlefield.
Soldiers have been using commercially available, spray-on camouflage paint since the beginning of the war — despite an unenforced Army policy prohibiting the practice.
Allowing troops to color their rifles may also help prevent the enemy identifying higher value targets such as the tan-colored M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System. I have long since wondered why the M110 was not finished in black, which would allow it to blend in with the black M4s and M16s.
[ Many thanks to Fred for emailing me the link. ]