Saab has announced a new feature for its Barracuda Ultra-lightweight Camouflage Screen (ULCAS).
This technology is set to give armed forces the option to combine protection from the enemy with the possibility to communicate with friendly forces.
Barracuda camouflage nets provide vital protection for soldiers, hiding them from detection by sensors, such as radar. However, the same characteristics that provide this protection also limit the use of incoming and outgoing GPS and/or VHF communications from under the net.
Saab’s new Frequency Selective Surface technology (ULCAS-FSS) allows selected radio frequencies to pass easily either way through the camouflage net, while protecting against the higher frequencies of electromagnetic waves used by radar systems.
The represents a significant advancement in modern signature management technology.
Saab’s camouflage solutions, including the ULCAS with FSS feature, are being shown at the DSEI 2023 event in London, 12-15 September at stand H7-210.
“Thanks to our expertise within signature management, we are taking camouflage to the next level with this novel feature. It changes how soldiers communicate while keeping multispectral protection, and so introduces a new era of tactical communication flexibility, offering unparalleled capabilities,” says Henning Robach, head of Saab’s business unit Barracuda.