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German tanks dressed in Swedish camouflage

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Newest Tanks The German Army Leopard 2 A7V will receive Swedish disguise. According to defenseworld.net, tank manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH (KMW) signed a contract with Saab for the supply of Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System camouflage.


German tanks dressed in Swedish camouflage


The parties do not yet disclose the details of the transaction, however, it is known that the Barracuda mobile camouflage systems will be supplied in “forest” colors and are designed for the Leopard 2 tanks of the latest A7V modification. The supply of camouflage systems is scheduled for the period from 2018 to 2022 year.

Barracuda MCS camouflage is a multi-layer modular system that can be easily mounted on armored vehicles. If necessary, it can be dismantled or changed to disguise another color.

Saab company claims that its camouflage solutions offer multispectral protection, reducing the visibility of military equipment in the ultraviolet, visual and infrared spectra, as well as on thermal imagers and radars. In addition, Barracuda MCS not only reduces the thermal footprint of technology, but also protects it from external heating, transmits "Warspot"

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  1. Machete
    Machete 20 December 2017 18: 01 New
    +4
    I’m probably stupid and ignorant, but: cann’t the Germans cover their tanks with camouflage?
    I doubt that the Swedes came up with something revolutionary.
    1. xetai9977
      xetai9977 20 December 2017 18: 29 New
      +6
      It’s just that the technology has been debugged to the smallest detail by the Swedes. And the Germans never really did that. Production from scratch will be more expensive at times!
      1. Machete
        Machete 20 December 2017 18: 32 New
        +2
        Well, if only so.
        1. rumpeljschtizhen
          rumpeljschtizhen 20 December 2017 21: 40 New
          0
          For them, it’s like someone from Yaroslavl would have ordered something from Ryazan ... nor any political background
      2. Scoun
        Scoun 20 December 2017 22: 28 New
        +2
        Quote: xetai9977
        4 xetai9977 New ↑
        Today, 18: 29
        Just the Swedes technology is debugged to the smallest detail

        Quote: Machete
        I doubt that the Swedes came up with something revolutionary.

        Well, we seem to have a “cape”, and ours will introduce something like OLS-35 into the Army on their fur.
    2. papas-57
      papas-57 20 December 2017 22: 10 New
      +2
      German tanks used to dress in Krupp armor, and now in Swedish camouflage.
      1. Cxnumx
        Cxnumx 21 December 2017 05: 59 New
        0
        Quote: papas-57
        German tanks used to dress in Krupp armor, but now in Swedish camouflage

        didn’t help then, I’m not sure what will help now.
  2. cannabis
    cannabis 20 December 2017 18: 12 New
    +2
    The Swedes give intelligent camouflage cleaners for magnetic mines to the camouflage coating, made like automobile wipers and duvet covers, like the ones borrowed from the Soviet army.
  3. NEXUS
    NEXUS 20 December 2017 18: 14 New
    11
    Mask, do not mask, you’ll get anyway ...
    1. Going
      Going 20 December 2017 20: 53 New
      +5
      I agree when in storage, but started the engine, what camouflage?
      1. BMP-2
        BMP-2 20 December 2017 22: 06 New
        +2
        Camouflage camouflage color! laughing
  4. japs
    japs 20 December 2017 18: 19 New
    +5
    Interestingly, what is the protection of camouflage from armor-piercing shells? Probably +40 cm. Alloy steel?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 20 December 2017 19: 07 New
      +2
      Or noticed camouflage and hit (then 0% protection)
      or did not notice (then protection is 100%) wink
  5. solzh
    solzh 20 December 2017 18: 39 New
    +1
    At 02:03 like a Russian helicopter knocked out
  6. Lexus
    Lexus 20 December 2017 18: 40 New
    0
    Something is not heard about the local German "inflation" models ...
  7. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 20 December 2017 18: 40 New
    +9
    I read the reviews ... Gentlemen, is everything normal with your gall bladders? Why so much poison? You spoil your own health. In your opinion, and the soldier does not need camouflage? And just as in the Russian-Japanese war - in the white tunic you need to go to full height - anyway, after all, you won’t save from the bullet. And the article is not about additional protection, but about Camouflage! That is, neutral Swedes came up with material such that at times it drowns out the infrared palette and look at Vanya in the night sight and think, where does he growl this “leopard”? And he is already aiming at you on board ...
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 20 December 2017 18: 50 New
      +2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      In your opinion, and the soldier does not need camouflage?

      And for whose soul is this whole camouflage, tanks and rearmament of European countries, in principle, do not tell?
    2. chidoryan
      chidoryan 20 December 2017 19: 13 New
      +6
      "I read the reviews ... Gentlemen, are you all right with gall bladders? Why is there so much poison? Do you spoil your own health?

      local morons are rather vicious and stupid creatures, you can’t do anything here.
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 20 December 2017 19: 30 New
        +5
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        I read the reviews ... Gentlemen, is everything normal with your gall bladders? look Vanya in the night sight and think, and where does he growl this “leopard”? And he is already aiming at you ...
        Also me, the "white" Tiger "was found!

        Quote: chidoryan
        local morons are rather vicious and stupid creatures, you can’t do anything here.

        Well, we have enough crackers too.
        1. rumpeljschtizhen
          rumpeljschtizhen 20 December 2017 21: 42 New
          +2
          That's for sure .. the call is already at such posts and to the generalsimus not far
    3. BMP-2
      BMP-2 20 December 2017 22: 15 New
      +3
      Everyone pays attention to what is relevant for him! repeat This principle underlies the well-known psychological test of Sondi's drives. By the way, problems begin when bile finds no way out! yes In the meantime, there is a way out - this is not a problem! laughing
    4. vlad_vlad
      vlad_vlad 21 December 2017 01: 53 New
      0
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      I read the reviews ... Gentlemen, is everything normal with your gall bladders? Why so much poison?


      such humor.
      future Petrosyans are preparing for the career of "comedians", because they don’t take anywhere else.
    5. Antokha
      Antokha 21 December 2017 13: 43 New
      +1
      There is a lot of bile because in our country there are a lot of people who hate it - their country. We have to defend ourselves, and every day, starting from the elevator and minibus. In other countries, loving your own country is the norm, and they don’t care whether it is good or bad, strong or weak. They think she is the best. In our country, people who thought so were killed as a class 100 years ago. Now you have to cultivate everything anew. And what, Leader, do not live in Russia, do not know? And the idea of ​​camouflage is good. Swedes are well done in many ways. I work with Saab on a completely different subject. Saab works in many completely different areas. But still, the Swedes are our enemies. Accordingly, we wish them what you read. And they could be friends.
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 21 December 2017 23: 24 New
        0
        And you, like a baby - a raccoon from a cartoon - smile ... You look and people will reach for you. I worked in Germany for almost half a year - they are not evil. No fascists there right now. Separate instances, as everywhere else are present, but it is not worth judging by them. So smile. And if in all (by the way, why are Swedes enemies to us?) To see enemies, then we will not go far ...
  8. Graz
    Graz 20 December 2017 20: 44 New
    0
    and if all this nonsense lights up when hit, the crew in general risks not getting out or suffocating from this synthetics when burning from a child
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 20 December 2017 21: 10 New
      +5
      So the tank is completely sealed, do not suffocate. Yes, and not combustible, go, camouflage - the Germans, go, are not so stupid as to hang on a tank "lighter" laughing drinks
      1. papas-57
        papas-57 20 December 2017 22: 18 New
        +2
        '' So the tank is completely sealed, do not suffocate. And it’s not combustible, go, camouflage - the Germans, go, are not so dumb as to hang a lighter on a tank. '' The tank is tight, camouflage is not combustible. You can sit the whole war under such camouflage, no one can see. Not a tank, but a dream! The war will end, and camouflage took off to the parade on the occasion of the victory.
        1. Per se.
          Per se. 21 December 2017 05: 54 New
          +2
          Quote: papas-57
          You can spend the whole war under such camouflage, because no one sees. Not a tank, but a dream!
          If without sarcasm, then just like that. The camouflage cape has several meanings, and more important in it is not so much a decrease in visual visibility as much as thermal. The same "Javelin" strikes a tank by aiming its thermal guidance head, against a infrared sight and a thermal imager, such a tank cover is also not at all superfluous. By the way, we have a heat shield kit called “Cape”.
          "Cape" - a truly unique means of protection. And it consists of a special synthetic insulating material, the temperature of the outer surface of which corresponds to the ambient temperature. Using the "Capes" allows you to reduce the 2-3 times in the probability of a tank being detected by infrared homing heads; in all radar ranges, the visibility of the combat vehicle is reduced to 10 times. In the radio-thermal range, the tank with the "Cape" on the operator's screen or in the homing head almost merges with the background.
          It is known that the American Flying Radar E-8C "Jay Stars" is capable, by secondary Doppler characteristics, to distinguish wheeled vehicles from tracked vehicles from a distance of 180 km. Using aprons at the front and rear of the tank, as well as extended side screens from the Capes kit, reduces the distance to 30-40 km. But then the reconnaissance aircraft gets into the zone of the military air defense, and its use loses its meaning. For the missile sighting system, the tank, closed by the "Cape", also does not disappear completely, but the possibility of homing occurs too late. The pilot of an airplane or a helicopter must launch a rocket at the last moment, almost under him, which is almost impossible.
          Hot exhaust gas clubs, according to Anatoly Antipov, the developer of the “Cape”, do not facilitate the possibility of hitting a war machine with heat-guided weapons. Heated solids — that is, iron itself — produce a continuous emission spectrum. Exhaust is a gas containing substances found in nature. That is why the radiation of heated, for example, hydrogen is absorbed by the same hydrogen contained in the atmosphere.
  9. health
    health 20 December 2017 23: 26 New
    0
    very good news. they will ride faster, they will shoot more accurately, they will feel more secure. One can only rejoice for the German tankers and individuals, a little chopped loot, for this performance. Germans and Swedes are brothers forever. At least until the camouflage under the sun burns out.
  10. Dreamboat
    Dreamboat 20 December 2017 23: 41 New
    0
    Interestingly, how does such a camouflage patch of dense molded parts (as I understand it) interact with dynamic protection? Or did she not appear on the A7? It’s good to remain invisible (especially if the camouflage perfectly matches the terrain, as in the commercial
    1. health
      health 21 December 2017 01: 09 New
      +1
      please forgive the profane. But is protection and all kinds of body kits not primary, and all kinds of camouflage is superimposed later (like painting on top)? because served in the Navy, I know that there is nothing worse than a sailor with a brush. and it seems to me that in comparison with the hull and the filling - the paint is painted - the seeds, even though I’ll paint with white paint and declare - but these tanks are for the Arctic ...
  11. AKsvlad047
    AKsvlad047 21 December 2017 08: 54 New
    0
    They (the European Union) are now strong as the former USSR! Full cooperation is in sight when creating weapons systems! And we, having listened to them in due time, are now forced to do everything ourselves! Previously, everything was distributed between 15 republics! They took everything that was best from the Union into their arsenal, and transferred all of their worst capitalism parks to us (education system, medicine, etc.). We must go our own way !!! We are an absolutely self-sufficient country! If we copy them, we will always be in the role of a student, and we will be the second, as at the moment they will always gnom! Okay, high rod, because we aren’t kidding yet, we will be touched by them !!!
  12. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 21 December 2017 09: 35 New
    0
    Camouflage is certainly a necessary thing .... but the main thing is not to fly in the clouds, and not hope for invisibility. Mask, do not mask, anyway a rocket, or they’ll get a shell in the side ....