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Barracuda ULCAS

On todays and future battlefields, there are no scenarios without a multispectral sensor threat. When you need multispectral camouflage that is scalable to a wide range of deployed assets, our Ultra-lightweight Camouflage Screen (ULCAS) is the ultimate solution.

Key features

Easy to install and quick to deploy
Multispectral protection
Reduce solar loading on vehicles, shelters, tents and containers

We’ve got you covered

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.

Multispectral, lightweight and flexible camouflage net, ULCAS is perfect for concealing military objects in static positions.

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.

Camouflage screen

Fully camouflaged with full communication

Frequency Selective Surface system, the solution allows users of specially produced ULCAS nets to make full use of radio and GPS systems while remaining fully concealed.

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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.

Soldier deploying Barracuda ULCAS camouflage net

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 ULCAS camouflage system offers multispectral capabilities for any theatre. Here are some interesting facts about ULCAS you may not already know,

  • ULCAS reduces up to 80% of solar loading on vehicles, shelters, tents and containers
  • Designed with a joining system, individual camouflage nets can be readily linked together or fastened to the ground withground stakes
  • Easy to install, the ULCAS can be deployed quickly to cover any asset

The perfect blend of technical and operational excellence

For over half a century, Saab has been specialising in cutting-edge camouflage that perfectly blends technical and operational excellence. With customers all around the world, and recent orders for deliveries to the Nordic nations as well as Austria, Saab is a world-leader in developing advanced camouflage systems. 

The perfect blend of technical and operational excellence

Why signature analysis is crucial for combat survival

You know how your tanks and troop carriers look to the naked eye. But how do they look to the advanced sensors being used by your opponents? Analysing the electromagnetic signature of your deployed assets can help you improve camouflage, delivering a major tactical advantage.

Why signature analysis is crucial for combat survival

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Johan Stjernfeldt
Head of Marketing & Sales

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