CARC stands for Chemical Agent Resistant Coating and it is better known as the camouflage paint used on United States Army and Marine Corps tactical vehicles and equipment. It is also used on rotary-wing aircraft, or helicopters, in use with both the Army and Marines. CARC camouflage provides much more than visual camouflage and is a critical element in efforts to increase troop survivability on the battlefield. The rights to the patented CARC material are owned by the U.S. government and certain manufacturers are licensed to produce it for military use. CARC is also regulated under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR).