Saab Barracuda Delivers SOLSCONS to the U.S. Marine Corps

Over 6,000 systems produced

Saab Barracuda LLC in Lillington North Carolina USA, has received an $850,000 USD contract to produce and deliver Solar Shading and Concealment Systems, SOLSCONS, or Tactical Parasols for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Delivery of the systems will begin in September 2010 and include both desert and woodland variants. These systems will be used on the US Marine Corps' M1A1 Abrams tank and the M88 Recovery vehicle.

SOLSCONS are mounted on top of tactical vehicles to mitigate or reduce the threats posed by sensor directed targeting, especially snipers and greatly reduce solar loading on the vehicle, thus keeping it cooler. Over 6,000 SOLCONS systems have been produced by Saab Barracuda LLC and delivered to the U.S. military since 2006 for a variety of tactical vehicles. 

Most advanced technology on the market 
Saab Barracuda LLC, a part of Saab's Dynamics business area, manufactures multi-spectral signature management and heat reduction products for the U.S. Department of Defense as well as other U.S. Government agencies. Saab Barracuda LLC products represent the most advanced signature management and camouflage technology available on the market today, with capabilities that provide multi-spectral protection against visual, near IR, thermal, and broadband radar threats.

For further information, please contact:
Saab Press Centre
+46 (734) 180 018 

John Belanger
VP and Head of Communication, Saab North America
+1 (703) 406-7905 

With several locations across the United States and Canada, Saab North America provides a broad range of defense and security solutions to North American customers. Saab North America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.