Saab to supply camouflage systems for German Leopard 2 A7V tanks

21 December 2017 (Last Updated January 5th, 2018 07:08)

Saab has received an order to supply mobile camouflage systems (MCS) to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for use on the German Armed Forces new Leopard 2 A7V tanks.

Saab to supply camouflage systems for German Leopard 2 A7V tanks
Leopard 2 A7V is the latest version of the Leopard 2 A7. Credit: Saab AB.

Saab has received an order to supply mobile camouflage systems (MCS) to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for use on the German Armed Forces new Leopard 2 A7V tanks.

The Barracuda MCS is capable of providing multispectral protection for vehicles when moving or in a static position, Saab stated.

Saab Dynamics business area head Görgen Johansson said: “We are fully certified by the customer as a supplier of advanced mobile camouflage solutions, which we are extremely proud of.

“With this order, the customer will equip their tanks with a reliable, multispectral and combat-proven camouflage system. This year we celebrate 60 years of developing static and mobile camouflage systems, and this order is a proof of that experience.”

“Saab’s camouflage protection solutions have the ability to decrease the enemy’s ability to detect and engage.”

Deliveries of the woodland Barracuda MCS are expected to begin in 2018 and continue until 2022.

Saab’s camouflage protection solutions have the ability to decrease the enemy’s ability to detect and engage.

According to the company, its camouflage solutions protect personnel, vehicles and base infrastructure against hostile sensors and enemy target acquisition.

The built-in thermal radiation of the system is claimed to reduce the operating temperature inside vehicles. The thermal radiation increases crew comfort, firing accuracy and fuel efficiency.

Saab said that Barracuda’s advanced camouflage technology products have already been exported to more than 60 countries.