Saudi Chocolate chip camoflage uniform Variants
1. KFSC Tan and grey 6 color uniform
2. Saudi Border guard grey 6 color uniform
5. other notable examples
The Saudi grey chocolate chip camo, a grey copy of the US 6 color desert uniform, were supposedly only seen worn by The General Directorate of Border Guards in the 2000's, but new information leads me to believe that this isn't true. There are a few different patterns/variations of the camo and uniform style. Some have a dominant tan color, and others a dominant grey pattern. This section will show these examples and who wore them.
1. Tan and grey 6 color uniform KFSC Variant
This first uniform exhibits a dominantly tan background (more tan then grey) with grey camo stripes, some having a bluish hue. It also has a King Fahd Security College and Institutes patch. The construction of the tan based uniforms are very different from the uniforms which have the dominantly grey background. The fabric used looks to be cotton unlike its all-grey counterpart.
The uniform above is a good example of a problem I encountered while making this page on this uniform. First of all, collectors and photographic evidence say all grey chocolate chip uniforms were ONLY worn by Saudi Border Guards like the uniform shown below, but all of the tan-based grey 6 color uniforms I've seen and held all have the King Fahd Security College and Institutes patch and the material is different. There looks to be a new camouflage variant for the KFSC unknown until now.
2. Grey based 6 color uniform of the Saudi Border Guard Directorate
As you can see, the version above is dominantly grey in color and has the correct Saudi Border Guard Directorate patch. It is constructed of Ripstop cotton which is good for hot climates. There is also a shirt version of these uniforms that only has two chest pockets.
3. Differences In Design/comparison
Notice how different these two patterns are when looking closer. It is extremely unlikely both patterns were made for the Border Guards. For example, the Saudi Border Guard pattern is made of Ripstop fabric, which is great for warm climates.
Border Guard Grey Variant:
King Fahd Security College Tan/Grey Variant:
The combination of different colors, material, and patches of these two variants leads to the conclusion that two different contracts were made for two different branches of Saudi Arabia's military. The dominantly grey 6 color uniforms made in Ripstop cotton were made specifically for use with the Saudi Border Guards and the tan and grey 6 color uniforms were made for use with King Fahd Security College. This is not 100% confirmed yet but it is very, very probable. Also, the KFSC uniform has a completely different tag then the Border Guard one, showing it was made by a different manufacturer.