16 May 2017

US Army evaluates Saab mobile camouflage system

The US Army´s second Cavalry Regiment is evaluating a new mobile camouflage system (MCS) from defence manufacturer Saab.

The regiment, stationed in Vilsek, Germany is testing the system which provides ‘constant protection to vehicles when stationary, while on the move, and during combat operations’ in the field on its Stryker fighting vehicles.

Saab’s Barracuda MCS provides wheeled vehicle and combat vehicle platforms with multi-spectral signature management properties that enable the platform to blend in with environmental surroundings.

It significantly reduces the probability of detection visually and by sensors such as Near Infrared (NIR), Short-wave Infrared (SWIR), Long-wave Infrared (LWIR), Mid-wave Infrared (MWIR) and radar. Each system is engineered to fit like a second skin to the vehicle and not interfere with operations, vehicle performance or maintenance.

Scott Caldwell, Director of Marketing and Sales at Saab’s Barracuda business unit, said: “Mobile camouflage and signature management is more important now than at any time in the last 15 years, especially in the European theatre.

“The fact that our systems are now being evaluated by the US Army in Europe is a testament to Saab’s dedication to support the soldier and continued cooperation with the US military. Saab has been the leading provider of state-of-the-art camouflage to the US Army for over 20 years and we are proud to continue supporting the Army with world-leading and technologically advanced systems.

“Current efforts to support US Army Europe with MCS are ongoing and could eliminate field-improvised vehicle camouflage and negate the need to re-paint vehicles to match operational environments.”


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