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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 properties
The pattern and colours used are made to mimic the background of the intended terrain, making it blend in with its surroundings.
A randomized pattern is used to avoid symmetrical shapes of the object and provide the visual camouflage performance. In addition ULCAS is designed for low gloss.
The adopted pigments are developed to emulate the near-infrared reflection of vegetation, rocks, sand and soil in the intended environment. These properties also protect against night vision devices and other related threats.
Short Wave Infrared (SWIR)
Colours and patterns can be adapted to matchthe surrounding environment’s SWIR reflection.
Thermal Infrared (TIR)
The thermal infrared properties are modified to obstruct reconnaissance using thermal sensors and reduce the risk of detection in all climates. ULCAS also protects against other threats like target acquisition systems and heat-seeking missiles.
ULCAS has radar properties not seen in any other camouflage net and protects against radar reconnaissance and homing missiles in the 1–100 GHz range. The net’s radar characteristics can be tailored depending on the operational environment and customer-defined threats.
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.
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 Barracuda, 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 Barracuda’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.
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
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.