OK, these aren’t the Multicams, but it is an interesting little blurb.
Currently, deploying troops are issued new sets of the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) that have a slight pinkish tint to them. That’s a special fire retardant treatment to reduce burns on the battlefield. Burns are of course, one of the most notoriously difficult to treat injuries, and they are very common on the battlefield, both through enemy action and operational accidents.
Now, in addition to the fire retardant treatment, they’re building in an insect repellent. I can’t tell you how much I would have liked this back in my day. As the video notes, just reducing the annoyance of swarming insects would be worth it. That they are also reducing the numbers of troops that will fall to disease is great as well.