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Advanced mobile camouflage solutions have become an important part of the modern battlefield, protecting vehicles when moving or when in a static position. One of these developments is the Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System (MCS), a flexible solution providing multispectral protection.
These camouflage solutions developed by Saab offer defense from ultra-violet, visual, near infrared, shortwave infrared to thermal sensors and radar. Built-in thermal radiation protection reduces the operating temperature inside vehicles and increases crew comfort, firing accuracy, and fuel efficiency.
Defense and security company Saab has recently received an order from the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for deliveries of the systems. Deliveries will take place during the period 2018-2022.
According to saabgroup.com, the camouflage systems ordered by KMW will equip the German Armed Forces new Leopard 2 A7V tank, the latest version of the Leopard 2 A7, developed and manufactured by KMW. The camouflage systems will come in woodland configuration.
“With this order, the customer will equip their tanks with a reliable, multispectral and combat-proven camouflage system. This year we celebrate 60 years of developing static and mobile camouflage systems, and this order is a proof of that experience”, says Görgen Johansson head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
Barracuda’s advanced camouflage technology products have already been exported to more than 60 countries worldwide.
Saab offers a unique package of tailor-made camouflage systems and force protection solutions that decrease the enemy’s ability to detect and engage. These solutions protect personnel, vehicles and base infrastructure against hostile sensors and enemy target acquisition.