The new digital camouflage, featuring shades of blue, was adopted on February 21, 2020 in presence of Italian minister of defense. Italian Navy divers were previously using Italian Army uniforms.
COMSUBIN (Comando Raggruppamento Subacquei e Incursori Teseo Tesei; Teseo Tesei Diver and Raider Command Group) is a rather large unit comprising 6 components including the elite commando frogman force, one of the Italian special forces:
- The Operational Raider Group
- The Operational Divers Group
- The Special Naval Group
- The Study Centre Group
- The School Group
- The Logistics Group
According to the Italian Navy, the new operational uniforms shares the same shape, pattern and fabric with the uniforms supplied to the Italian Army (except for the blue color). It has been specifically designed to reduce the visual impact of the salt on the camouflage and to be anti-static thus increasing the safety of divers (EOD teams) during the handling and destruction of explosives.