M90 (camouflage)

The M90 camouflage pattern

M90 camouflage is the camouflage pattern for the uniform system 90, used by the Swedish Armed Forces. In addition to the standard pattern, desert and jungle variants have been developed for the international missions. The M90 pattern employs basically a downscaled pattern of what has been used on aircraft and vehicles since the late 1970s, called the FOA camouflage, consisting of hard lined geometric shapes in order to create a camouflage pattern effective in the temperate forests and plains of Sweden. The M90 camouflage comprises four colours: dark green, light green, dark navy blue/black and beige (instead of the brown color in the FOA camouflage). Navy blue was chosen instead of black because natural shadows generally tend to be in shades of blue to the human eye.[dubious ]

Uniform Models[]

Swedish Marine at Berga navy base.

The M90 combat clothing entered service during the late 1980s, with widespread use beginning the early 1990s. It replaced the earlier olive green M59 field uniform. The uniform is available in several different models.[1]

The changing missions for the Swedish armed forces, with a heavier emphasis on missions abroad, has led to two new models.

See also[]


  1. ^ "Swedish M/90 and M/90K camouflage". Strike – Hold!. April 11, 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/aktuellt/2007/10/uniform-med-speciella-egenskaper/
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-07-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)