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Barracuda ARCAS

Concealment requires advanced camouflage. The same environment can shift in colors and multispectral reflection. ARCAS is multispectral and can be adopted to have different properties on each side.

Key features

Reversible to suit two environments
Multispectral camouflage
Quick deployment, “non-snagging” construction

Adapt to your surroundings

From the greens and browns of wooded areas to the stark oranges of deserts, as well as their changing temperatures, you need to feel safe whatever the environment.

Our Advanced Reversible Camouflage Screen (ARCAS) system is multispectral and able to have different properties on each side, considerably enhancing mission success in fast-changing environments.

In addition ARCAS incorporates our non-snagging properties to ensure long-term use and lower lifecycle costs.

Signature Management

Signature Management is at the core of our products. Our technology minimises the contrast between an object and the background, making sensory detection much harder. Signature Management reduces exposure and distance identification, which forces enemies to move closer in order to engage.

True multispectral

Saab's camouflage solutions offers true multispectral capabilities against a wide range of sensor. These are the properties for the product:

ARCAS’ reversible design permits the colours and patterns on each net to be adapted for two separate environment colour schemes.
ARCAS Woodland
It also has a randomised pattern to avoid symmetrical shapes in the nets and to make the camouflage blend in with the irregularities of nature. The patterns and colours can be tailored to the customer’s requirements.


Telescopic support poles are available. These extendable, glass-fibre poles can be customised for each environment. Aluminium or steel ground stakes are also available.

ARCAS can be delivered in a cover bag, containing all the parts and accessories needed. This makes regular use easier and protects the system for transit and storage.

"No one goes to Europe without camouflage"
Lt Gen Ben Hodges, Commander USAEUR, 2017

Barracuda Academy – become a master of camouflage

Modern signature management is one of the very few disruptive technologies that can break an enemy’s awareness. Barracuda Academy gives students a theoretical and practical understanding of it.

Through our world-class expert-led courses, you can increase your knowledge of modern signature management to:

  • Gain the tactical edge through concealment
  • Identify battlefield threats
  • Enhance survivability of your forces

Partnering with Saab

We are the only complete system house within signature management. We design and manufacture a comprehensive range of Camouflage, Concealment and Deception solutions for soldiers, platforms and units.

All parts of your force, from the single soldier on a mission in a sensor dense environment, to a fully multispectral camouflaged operational base, every asset requires the capability to minimize the probability to be detected. At Saab, we have a long history of creating solutions for any mission scenario – no matter how challenging.

Working with us, you can be certain that you have the best partner in signature management.

Engineering services – specialists on all sensor threats

With over half a century’s signature management experience, Saab's high competence and expertise are applied to every solution we produce.

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Did you know...

Reversible, multispectral and non-snagging, every ARCAS camouflage net can be used in two different environments. Here are some more interesting facts about ARCAS you may not already know.

  • Lightweight ARCAS weights less than 300g/m2
  • Joining system, camouflage nets can be easily linked together to create a larger net
  • The camouflage net is designed using one layer of textile material
Our Signature Management range has over 45 customers across the globe.
Arctic Camouflage Net

The ultimate tactical advantage

With sensor threats constantly evolving, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for armed forces to act without being observed. Saab is responding by developing camouflage with sophisticated – and surprising – features.

The ultimate tactical advantage

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Johan Stjernfeldt
Head of Marketing & Sales


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