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Camouflage goes urban

30th September 2015 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab has introduced Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System (MCS) to meet the demand for advanced signature management during operations in urban environments, the company announced in 29 September. 

The new urban warfare configuration uses Barracuda MCS technology; a multi-purpose, tailor-made covering with optimised colours, designs and properties for all environments. 

It increases survivability, sustainability, and logistics of equipment and vehicles while continuously providing a ‘stealth’ or masking capability in the visual, near-infrared, thermal infrared and broadband radar wavelengths.  

The force protection solutions and Barracuda camouflage system reduces the enemy’s ability to detect and engage and protect base infrastructure, personnel, and vehicles against hostile sensors and enemy target acquisition.

Anders Wiman, head of business unit Barracuda, Saab, said: ‘This is a natural step in the development of our MCS system. We have seen an increased emphasis on vehicle protection during operations in urban terrain, and this is our response.

'Our new urban warfare MCS increases a customer’s ability to operate in built-up and man-made environments where detection and engagement distances are very short. In these theatres it is vital to have a few extra seconds of decision space, when threats are literally "just around the corner". We see a great future for these kinds of configurations,' he added.

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