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Barracuda Soldier System

On today’s battlefield, airborne thermal sensors are easily acquired and can immediately detect unprotected soldiers outside secure areas. Being protected while in heavily camouflaged vehicles or quarters isn’t enough. Without personal camouflage, one soldier could reveal the location of an entire unit.

Key features

Versatile and customisable modular design
Reversible for day and night operations

Technical specifications  
Weight 600 g/1.3 lb
Size2 x 2 m/6.5 x 6.5 ft
Packed size 30 x 15 x 15 cm/12 x 6 x 6 “
General Water repellent and flame retardant

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.

Soldier System
Soldier System

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.

Reversible design

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.

Operational advantages

  • 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

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:

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...

Our Barracuda Soldier System is a unique multispectral camouflage system for individual soldiers. Here are some interesting facts about Barracuda Soldier System you may not already know.

  • Protects from visual and thermal detection in high-risk scenarios
  • Highly customisable, modular design with many uses
  • Seamlessly blends into night and day environments
We supply our signature management products to over 45 customers worldwide

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Johan Stjernfeldt
Head of Marketing & Sales

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