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:
- Thermal infrared
- Short wave infrared
- Broadband radar properties and patterns
Signature Management properties
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
There are two courses available.
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
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.