Desert Battle Dress Uniform

The Desert Battle Dress Uniform (DBDU) was the arid-environment camouflage battle uniform used by the United States Armed Forces from the early 1980s to the early 1990s, most notably during the Persian Gulf War. Although the U.S. military has since abandoned the pattern, it is still in widespread use by militaries across the world as of the early 2010s.

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