Peace of mind for the individual soldier when it’s needed
A crucial asset that should be in every soldier’s gear, Barracuda Soldier Net is a lightweight thermal net that’s easy to use, whether waiting in bivouacs or moving between concealed set-ups. This isn’t an expensive, highly integrated suit for use at all times, but a versatile and simple solution that’s there when it’s needed to protect in times where you could be potentially exposed to sensor threats. With the increasing proliferation of high-tech weapons and equipment, the soldier’s ability to blend into the background is essential for mission success as a force staying undetected will always have the power of initiative.
Versatile and customisable
Barracuda Soldier Net’s versatile, modular design makes it highly customisable and adaptable. Thanks to its square shape and buttons allowing it to securely connect to a helmet or other nets, it has a multitude of uses.
When fixed to a helmet, the net can be worn as a poncho, and thanks to its non-snagging material, the soldier can freely move around their environment. It can also be used as a soldier net in a bivouac or snapped to other nets to form a larger protective surface.
Always there for you
Soldiers have a limit on how much they can carry without affecting their manoeuvrability. Barracuda Soldier Net provides the perfect solution. Lightweight and easy to transport, the net can be neatly folded away into a small, carriable bag when it’s not needed and quickly accessed when it is.
The visual and near-infrared colour pigments and patterns have been developed to be highly effective across a range of terrains, blending seamlessly into the background.
With a two-sided, reversible design, Barracuda Soldier Net can adapt to changing day and night conditions. During day operations, the pattern of the net will provide invaluable protection against visual, near-infrared and thermal sensors, while the reversible side is perfect for night-time use to adjust for increased background contrast.
- Protects from visual and thermal detection in high-risk scenarios
- Highly customisable, modular design with many uses
- Seamlessly blends into night and day environments
- Lightweight and easy-to-wear, allowing the user to carry out their duties
- Thermal properties and low gloss
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.
Saab's camouflage solutions offers true multispectral capabilities against a wide range of sensor. These are the properties for the product:
Ultraviolet light has shorter wavelengths than visible light and cannot be seen by the human eye. Our camouflage and deception products feature a high UV reflectance, enabling them to better blend into arctic environments.
The human eye is naturally skilled at perceiving the surrounding environment. The non-glossy structure, pattern and colours of our products enable vehicles and objects to blend in with their surroundings and avoid visual detection.
Natural environments reflect differently depending on a variety of factors, including climate and its interactions with solar radiation. Night vision devices are needed to be able to detect reflections at night. Our products feature patterns that are adjusted perfectly to match NIR reflections of the environment.
Short-wave infrared sensors are extremely light sensitive and provide high-resolution images in very low light conditions. These sensors can easily spot laser beams from laser designators. Our camouflage manages SWIR wavelengths by following the spectral reflections of the environment.
All objects, from military vehicles to your body, radiate thermal energy. This radiation can be detected by thermal cameras operating in the mid-wave infrared or long wave-infrared spectrum. Our products are able to adapt to the background radiation of a natural environment due to materials and designs that interact with the surroundings through convection, reflection, radiation and insulation.
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
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.
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.
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.