I've always had the impression KJK really wants to be more SOF than they are, this feels like more of the same. Might be wrong though.
KJK has never wanted to be "more SOF" than they are..
Its a unit that has more capacities regarding the skill-set and capacity of their personnel than any other "conventional" unit in the norwegian military.
The Unit itself is also a "special unit" due to the non-coventional tasks they are tasked with and trained to perform. They have also been/are being used as a SOF support unit due to certain unique capacities that the unit possesses that i won't go into here.
The unit is also much more secretive regarding their real capacities then other units and as a cause of that most people in the norwegian military does not have a single fucking clue regarding the dedication and aptitude of their personnel.
I have no idea why there seems to be a culture of wanting to "trash-talk" KJK as a unit, by other people in the nor military that has no clue about what that unit is really about..
Seems like a bad case of jealousy if you ask me..
And no, nobody there are feeling "happy with themselves" because they are allowed to wear multicam.
The reason for them adopting the uniform is that they are in the need of a crye combat uniform due to the extended amount of CQB tasks they perform.
they had the norcamo uniform issued but as this is not a uniform that is being produced for the nor military but rather was a limited run by NFM they obviously had issues resupplying the uniforms.
It was then decided that rather than ordering another color crye uniform separately for KJK they just fell under the mass purchase of multicam uniform dedicated for SOF personnel.
So no its not a fucking waste of money, it is money that would be/and has been spent for the same purpose now and in the past, its just that it seems easier for FLO or whatever to give them access to the uniform already purchased as the operators in KJK number FAR less than operators in both SOF units..
I guess i also don't need to remind anyone that KJK is the unit that has "sacrificed" most during norways deployment to afghanistan, the unit is one of the smallest operational units in norway but they have not only taken the most casualties in regard to deaths and wounded but they have also been involved in some of the most intense fighting norwegian soldiers have ever been in..
I think people that accuse KJK of being SOF wannabe or whatever should have some respect, and STFU