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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.

Unequalled sensor protection

Our adaptable camouflage nets provide unequalled protection against reconnaissance sensors and target acquisition systems. They can be adjusted to specific signature requirements, including:

  • Visual
  • Near-infrared
  • Thermal infrared
  • Short wave infrared
  • Broadband radar properties and patterns

Signature Management properties

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ARCAS’ reversible design permits the colours and patterns on each net to be adapted for two separate environment colour schemes.
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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.

Visual

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

Thermal infrared

The system has excellent properties that protects against thermal reconnaissance and reduce the risk of detection in all climates. The thermal properties also challenge heat-seeking missiles and other similar threats.

Near-Infrared

Pigments used in ARCAS emulate the near-infrared reflection of the intended environment’s vegetation, rocks and soil. ARCAS also protects against night-vision devices and other related threats.

Radar

ARCAS’ radar characteristics is customised depending on the operational environment and customer-defined threats. The system protects against radar reconnaissance and homing missiles in the 1–100 GHz range.

Accessories

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.

Partnering with Saab 

MCS

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

Barracuda Academy

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

Barracuda Academy – become a master of camouflage

“No one goes to Europe without camouflage” Lt Gen Ben Hodges, Commander USAEUR, 2017.

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

There are two courses available.

Camouflage Masterclass

Barracuda academy

This course gives users the tools and knowledge needed to excel in the art of signature management. Effective camouflage will improve your force’s survivability and make sure you always have the tactical advantage in the field.

The programme covers both indoor learning and practical outdoor demonstrations, including a close look at threat sensors, decoys, various field trials and information about the production, quality control and design processes.

Train the Trainer Class

Barracuda Academy

This special course is for instructors who need to be ahead of their students, and can be customised according to user requirements and held in their country.

It gives instructors the tools to train prospective signature management operators. The course also ensures that procedure, protocol and our decades of experience can be applied to maximise the survivability of field operators.

This course can be customised according to user requirements, and can be held in their own nation.

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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
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Our Signature Management range has over 45 customers across the globe.
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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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Claes-Peter Cederlöf

Head of Marketing & Sales

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