French DGA Orders Saab's Multi-spectral Camouflage Nets

These nets will enhance object discretion by masking visible, infrared, and radar signatures, allowing seamless blending into the surroundings.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 05:46 AM, February 28, 2024
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French DGA Orders Saab's Multi-spectral Camouflage Nets
Camouflage nets

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has announced the acquisition of 3,000 multispectral camouflage nets (visible, infrared, radar) from the Swedish company Saab Barracuda as part of the Radar Screen Net market, specifically IR (Fenrir).

The manufacturing and assembly of these nets will be undertaken by Saab subcontractor, the French SME Solarmtex, located in Vierzon, Cher. The total value of this order amounts to €20 million.

Scheduled for delivery between 2024 and 2026, the 3,000 multispectral camouflage nets ordered by the DGA are intended for use by the Army and the Air and Space Force. The primary objective is to enhance the discretion of command posts, including divisions, brigades, combined arms, and vehicle battle groups. These nets will improve the discretion of protected objects by concealing their visible, infrared, and radar signatures, enabling them to seamlessly blend into their surroundings.

French DGA Orders Saab's Multi-spectral Camouflage Nets
Camouflage nets

Designed in three different sizes and tailored for four distinct operational environments – northern Europe, southern Europe, desert, and snow – these camouflage nets are the outcome of a 2-year program development involving collaboration between Saab, the DGA, and the Technical section of the Army (STAT), aimed at meeting the specific requirements of the armed forces.

As part of the production process, Saab has subcontracted a portion of the manufacturing to the French SME Solarmtex. The entire manufacturing and assembly of the 3,000 nets will be carried out in a new dedicated factory, resulting in the creation of five to ten jobs.

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