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Barracuda MCS

Modern military vehicles must have a low signature and be adaptable to beat or neutralise threats. We developed our Mobile Camouflage System (MCS) to do that.

Key features

Challenging all battlefield sensors
Reduce detection
Customisable to protect any vehicle

Protection on the move

We develop and manufacture a comprehensive range of camouflage solutions for increased survivability and force protection. By working with us, you will receive the best partner in signature management.

As vehicles are the most detectable when manoeuvring, MCS’ multispectral properties and fully optimised sensor protection is essential to ensure concealed mobility.

Key features

The advanced camouflage defeats hostile sensors and target acquisition systems in all phases of the mission. The HeaT Reduction properties of the MCS lowers a vehicle’s internal temperature, extending the endurance of personnel and electronic equipment.

Available for most platforms, the system comprises a combination of materials affecting the electro-magnetic properties, including:

• Customised to enhance any vehicle
• Reduce detection
• Gloss and hot-surface prevention
• Dust prevention
• Logistics efficiency
• Silent-watch capability
• Modular load carrying

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...

  • By lowering the internal vehicle temperature, the MCS minimizes the energy needed for cooling, reducing total fuel consumption in the field
  • Dust cloud suppression, which control the airflow around the vehicle, minimizing service intervals for filters, engine and chassis
  • The colours and patterns can be adapted to blend into any theatre
We supply our signature management products to over 50 customers worldwide.

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Johan Stjernfeldt
Head of Marketing & Sales

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