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US Army to purchase anti-infrared camouflage ULCANS from Saab Barracuda

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For the needs of the American army, they decided to order camouflage nets from a Swedish manufacturer. We are talking about an order from SAAB Defense & Security for ultra-light camouflage nets ULCANS - Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net Systems.


The order is designed for several types of camouflage nets, among which are forest and desert variants. The total amount of the transaction, by the standards of the Pentagon, is not great. Makes about 66 million dollars.

US Army to purchase anti-infrared camouflage ULCANS from Saab Barracuda


Here it should be noted that the creation of camouflage nets will be engaged in the American branch of the Swedish company Saab Barracuda, which is located in Lillington (North Carolina). This is reported by the portal. Defenseworld. Camouflage nets, which are purchased for the US Army, are designed based on the needs that are determined by the command. And the development was conducted by American experts.

Saab Barracuda nets, as stated, have "special levels of multispectral protection against any possible threat." This is not only the protection of command posts, dugout and trench communications in field conditions, but also camouflage for military equipment that is in a static state in a particular area, or in motion.



Deliveries of camouflage nets to the US Army are planning to start in 2019 year. And in 2020, the contract will be fully completed.

In the company itself, ULCANS nets are referred to only as a “revolution in the field of disguise.” It is argued that the nets provide protection not only from visual, but also from infrared detection. And even from radar monitoring.
Photos used:
https://saab.com
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  1. Berber
    Berber 21 November 2018 16: 44
    +6
    As far as I am aware, we also have such camouflage nets. And with a very long time produced. I first heard about this in 1994.
    1. Finches
      Finches 21 November 2018 17: 05
      +1
      Swedish camouflage will give courage to ordinary military and increase the bank account of "ordinary" congressmen! laughing
  2. Gray brother
    Gray brother 21 November 2018 16: 44
    +5
    They do not "provide protection" but reduce the likelihood of detection. Moreover, under different conditions, this probability will also be different.
  3. san4es
    san4es 21 November 2018 16: 46
    +4
    Saab Barracuda production nets are said to have “special levels of multispectral protection against any possible threat.”
  4. mag nit
    mag nit 21 November 2018 16: 57
    +2
    From Russian mosquitoes and midges, these nets will not help.
  5. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 21 November 2018 17: 03
    +6
    It's a joke, of course, but that's how I presented it (based on the first photo). - Desert, heat, everything glows in the thermal imager and so unobtrusively blackens a "cold" bump of an unhealthy regular shape laughing
  6. Sleeping
    Sleeping 21 November 2018 18: 09
    -1
    Why is the Israeli Merkava tank in camouflage pictured? Or is this the anti-infrared camouflage from the Swedes?
    1. Borsht
      Borsht 21 November 2018 21: 11
      0
      Quote: Sleeping
      pictured is an Israeli tank Merkava

      Leopard 2
      https://topwar.ru/uploads/posts/2016-12/thumbs/1482499188_pso-1.jpg
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 21 November 2018 19: 14
    +1
    And that these networks absorb the heat generated by the engine, quench the ether, change the magnetic field, cool in the desert and heat in the ice.
    In my opinion, another idea of ​​eating money, the appetite is growing during meals, now under the theme of the Russian threat, the network can be purchased from pure gold!
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 21 November 2018 23: 40
      0
      Yes, no ... everything works. It's all about the threads ... or rather, the coating of the threads. And you can give a thermal look like a passenger car .. In general, it works against electronic means ... against optical it is not better than an ordinary masket.
  8. Waldemar
    Waldemar 21 November 2018 19: 45
    +3
    This "revolution" in the whole of Russia for about 15 years is called "Cape"
    1. Henderson
      Henderson 23 November 2018 13: 17
      0
      only it is not visible to buy
      1. Waldemar
        Waldemar 23 November 2018 19: 55
        0
        and where should it be visible? it's not a plane or ship
        1. Henderson
          Henderson 23 November 2018 20: 04
          0
          on exercises for example
          1. Waldemar
            Waldemar 23 November 2018 21: 52
            0
            huh. the same Iskanders have been packing for a long time with camouflage devices of the "cape" type. Why use them on the exercises that you see from the shooting - I can't put my mind to it. from whom to disguise?
            1. Henderson
              Henderson 23 November 2018 22: 13
              0
              Doctrines are needed to practice. How can ordinary fighters take advantage of this in battle if they have never used the cloak and have not seen it in their eyes? The conclusion is simple. There are simply no capes in combat units.
              1. Waldemar
                Waldemar 23 November 2018 22: 14
                0
                use thermonuclear ammunition in exercises? chemical warfare agents? cluster bombs dropped on conscript soldiers for training?
                And why use this camouflage network in an open field with the participation of hundreds of pieces of equipment accumulated at one point? What's the point?
                I don’t currently serve in the sun and I don’t know what is being done there, but the logic works for me
                1. Henderson
                  Henderson 24 November 2018 01: 00
                  0
                  Quote: Valdemar
                  use thermonuclear ammunition in exercises?

                  their carriers are very, with inert warheads. At the same time, the personnel’s actions are no different from the actual combat situation.
                  Quote: Valdemar
                  And why use this camouflage network in an open field with the participation of hundreds of pieces of equipment accumulated at one point?

                  then, even in this case, the Cape should increase the survival of equipment in battle. Reducing radio and thermal visibility is necessary even in an open field.
                  Quote: Valdemar
                  but the logic works for me

                  By this logic, teachings are not needed at all. We would have sat the grass painted green and peeled potatoes.
  9. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 21 November 2018 22: 14
    0
    In the company itself, the ULCANS nets are called nothing more than a "revolution in camouflage"

    No wonder. Do not be fooled - do not sell.
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