Armed forces will discover it simpler to mix world-leading tactical autos with superior signature administration options due to a brand new deal between Oshkosh Protection and Saab’s Barracuda enterprise unit. An settlement signed by the 2 entities in June makes Saab a most popular provider for Oshkosh Protection’s portfolio of autos. Cooperation is already underway on integrating Saab’s Barracuda Cell Camouflage System (MCS) onto the Oshkosh Joint Gentle Tactical Automobile (JLTV). The partnership is sweet information for armed forces who want to enhance the extent of signature administration on the superior tactical autos they buy because of the quickly altering geopolitical scenario.

“The Saab Barracuda Cell Camouflage System is a state-of-the-art strategy to signature discount for personnel and autos on the twenty-first-century battlefield. We’re proud to combine this answer, which mixes modern camouflage innovation with the Oshkosh JLTV – the trade’s most superior mild tactical wheeled automobile,”says John Lazar, VP and GM of Worldwide Applications, Oshkosh Protection.


“Oshkosh and Saab’s Barracuda programs are each revered market leaders of their segments. Working collectively, we will present prospects with an awfully highly effective vary of options that optimise their potential to interact the enemy and their probabilities of battlefield success. Wherever you go on the earth, the battlefield is extra clear than ever been earlier than. The variety of sensors and the efficiency of sensors is rising exponentially,” says Niklas Ålund, Director Technique and Enterprise Improvement at Saab’s Enterprise Unit Barracuda.

Saab Cell Camouflage System (MCS)

In 2015, Oshkosh Protection gained the contract to provide the US Military with an preliminary 17,000 JLTVs. The Military is now negotiating a follow-on contract to provide a further 15,000 autos, with Oshkosh a number one contender. There’s additionally increasing curiosity in Oshkosh JLTVs internationally, with commitments from seven NATO and allied forces together with, Belgium, Lithuania, Slovenia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Brazil, and Romania. Whereas the preliminary focus of cooperation is across the Barracuda MCS and Oshkosh JLTV, the settlement additionally has scope for Saab to offer different merchandise for integration into Oshkosh autos. The Oshkosh JLTV shortly adjusts to realize numerous transportability wants—by air (CH-47 and CH-53 helicopters’ C-130, C-5, C-17, and A400 Cargo fixed-wing plane), land and sea. It’s prepared on arrival, giving troops the reliability and efficiency wanted for harsh battlefield environments.

Saab’s Barracuda distinctive Cell Camouflage System depends on superior blends of pigments, coatings, and designed supplies to scale back the probabilities of detection by as a lot as 90 %. Options might be tailor-made to counter sensors on the lookout for ultraviolet, visible, close to infrared, short-wave infrared, thermal infrared, and radar signatures. Curiosity in MCS is rising throughout NATO, Europe and throughout the US Division of Protection. Many US allies have already got the MCS system in use on their present land automobile platforms—increasing this providing to incorporate the sunshine, medium and heavy platforms of Oshkosh Protection is an thrilling progress alternative for Saab. The confirmed high quality and vary of expertise within the numerous Saab enterprise items paired with the Oshkosh Protection present and potential consumer communities suggests there shall be elevated collaboration between the 2 firms.

Saab Mobile Camouflage System (MCS)
Saab Cell Camouflage System (MCS)