United States Space Force | Courtesy: @SpaceForceDoD on Twitter Photograph:( Twitter )
The uniform has a camouflage design with badges embroidered on the arm and chest
The newly founded United States Space Force recently unveiled its uniform. The colour of choice has stirred a debacle on social media, BBC reported.
As apparent in the image, the uniform has a camouflage design with badges embroidered on the arm and chest.
The most common reaction to the uniform went along the lines of ''camo in space?''
A user on Twitter went as far as asking, "Have they never seen space before?"
Camouflage is usually chosen by ground military operations to help them blend into their surroundings without being accosted by their enemies, another user implied.
The Force responded to the critique and said that it was "utilising current Army/Air Force uniforms" and "saving costs of designing/producing a new one".
"Members will look like the joint counterparts they'll be working with, on the ground," the force added.
However, this affirmation did little to calm down the Twitterati.
Donald Trump has unveiled the US Space Force camouflage uniform. Spot the problem. pic.twitter.com/2YJgfoZF4n— James Melville (@JamesMelville) January 19, 2020
Donald Trump had officially launched the US Space Force at an army base near Washington in December 2019.
Referring to space as ''the world's newest war-fighting domain'', Trump said the force would help ''deter aggression''.
I know this is hard to understand, but on the left there is a picture of camouflage and on the right there is a picture of space. Study these carefully until you can see the difference. pic.twitter.com/7HhAeHRyrm— JRehling (@JRehling) January 18, 2020
However, the title of the force is misleading, for it is not envisaged to put troops into orbit. Instead, the force is expected to protect United States assets like satellites which facilitate communication and surveillance.
USSF is utilizing current Army/Air Force uniforms, saving costs of designing/producing a new one.— United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD) January 18, 2020
Members will look like their joint counterparts they’ll be working with, on the ground.
The force's first secretary Barbara Barrett had earlier claimed that the newly orchestrated Space Force would have 16,000 air force and civilian personnel.
Donald Trump's administration has allotted $40 million to maintain and fund the force in its pilot year.