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Military operations require flexible camouflage that can be used on many different objects while delivering unrelenting protection against advanced sensors.
The perfect protection
Multispectral, lightweight and flexible camouflage net, ULCAS provides a low probability for detection when deployed.
ULCAS is the most innovative camouflage technology on the market today. The multispectral properties throughout its service life, enhancing survivability by challenging sensors in all relevant parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.
ULCAS has a 3D surface structure and is made up of two layers of textiles. A garnish layer is quilted on a backing to give the net its non-snagging properties. This provides a long-life expectancy and facilitates rapid deployment and re-deployment. Size and shape is possible tailore to the customer’s requirements.
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:
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.
Radar (radio detection and ranging) systems use radio waves to determine the range, direction, and velocity of objects. This is achieved by emitting radiation and retrieving information from the reflected radiation. Our products provide protection against synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems that generate high-resolution images as well as fire control radars and target seeking missiles.
Material and weight
ULCAS weighs no more than 250 g/m² and operates between -20°C and 80°C, both for storage and use. The camouflage net has high chemical resistance and withstands exposure to petroleum, oil and lubricants.
Telescopic support poles are available. These extendable, glass-fibre poles can be customised. In addition, Aluminum or steel ground stakes are available.The optional ULCAS cover bag for transport and storage, containing all the parts and accessories needed.
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.