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Solar Shade

Solar Shade

Extreme temperatures can also be an enemy, causing death, exhaustion and dehydration, among other issues. Keep troops in top condition with Solar Shade.

Key features

Multispectral protection
Saves 20 percent fuel/power used to cool shelters
Reduces solar radiation by over 80 percent

Keeping cool when it counts

Solar Shade

Our Solar Shade camouflage net system is the premier passive heat mitigation solution for deserts and woodlands environments.

Ultra-lightweight, easily manoeuvrable and with multiple colours and patterns to utilise, it can be customised to many different structures to significantly reduce temperatures and fuel costs.

Tough testing

Saab and the US government have rigorously tested the energy-efficient Solar Shade solution in multiple excessively hot conditions.

The shades also reduce solar load by over 85 percent, greatly reducing damage to shelters and equipment from UV radiation.

Additional protection

Solar Shade is produced from two-ply ULCAS/ULCANS material, providing additional multispectral protection against visual, near-infrared, short wave infrared, thermal infrared sensors and Radar protection. They can be customised for a large variety of other shelters.

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.

ULCANS

Did you know...

Our Solar Shade offers cooling capabilities for the most demanding environments. Here are some interesting facts about Solar Shade that you may not already know.

  • Customized to optimize footprint in FOB (forward operating base)environments
  • Combined liners and shade systems reduces fuel demand in the base camp by 30%
  • The Solar Shage reflects 99% of harmful UV raditation