Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has placed a $66 million order to Saab for delivery of the Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net System for ground troops and vehicles.
The deliveries are expected to start in 2019 and will run through 2020. ULCANS is designed as a fold-out desert or woodland camouflage netting to conceal vehicles, equipment and troops from visual, infrared and radar scanning.
"ULCANS provides outperforming multispectral capabilities while it remains lightweight and easy-to-handle," Saab senior vice president Görgen Johansson said.
The netting is designed to be non-snagging to prevent rips and can easily be suspended and connected to other sections of netting.
The U.S. Army recently awarded a 10-year $480 million contract to Fibrotex USA for production of the full range of ULCANS camouflage including ground troops, vehicles and equipment.