Eight-Year Programme With Distinct Cooperation Phases
French defence procurement agency, the DGA, has signed a framework agreement with Saab for the Barracuda multispectral camouflage system, the company announced on 13 January.
The eight-year contract, which provides for annual deliveries, includes the delivery of new camouflage systems as well as a system adaptation phase in cooperation with the DGA. In this way, the DGA and the French Army will benefit from Saab’s global network, and over 60 years of expertise in advanced camouflage systems. The programme has a pioneering character and is organised in a number of cooperation phases, including a joint work phase in which Barracuda camouflage solutions will be adapted to the French Army’s specific operational requirements.
“The first phase of this programme will fine-tune the specification of the multispectral camouflage nets in order to meet the specific requirements of the French Army. The provided technology will enhance the user’s ability to remain undetected in the battlefield where the development of more capable and accessible sensors drastically increases the need for efficient camouflage,” explained Henning Robach, Head of Saab’s Barracuda business unit.
Solarmtex in Vierzon, will be the local industrial and distribution partner for Saab’s Barracuda signature management and camouflage products in France. These advanced camouflage systems have been delivered to over 45 countries to date and are available in a wide variety of solutions and configurations to protect camps, individuals, vehicles, weapon stations, sensor equipment and other assets in any environment.