Introduced in early 90's the 3-Colour Desert pattern was created as a response to the need of equipping a large number of the U.S. Army combat staff in camouflage uniforms suitable for desert warfare following the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi Forces in 1990. Although in full production by 1991, only a very small number of examples are known to have reached the United States forces during the actual Operation Desert Storm. The camouflage pattern was then used up until the early 2000s when it slowly began to be discontinued, first within the U.S. Marine Corps. Consisting of beige and earth brown horizontal waves placed on a sandy background, the general purpose 3-colour desert camouflage design proved to be more suitable to sparsely vegetated, sandy regions and was since copied and adopted by many nations around the world. The UK based Military 1st offers a range of high-quality tactical gear, accessories and combat uniforms in this renowned pattern, including quality combat shirts and cargo trousers, from such manufacturers as Helikon and Pentagon.