NEWS | Jan. 4, 2021

Camouflage: ULCANS Increment I Debuts

ULCANS Increment 1
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A new, upgraded version of the Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net System (ULCANS) is replacing the legacy system.

ULCANS Increment I is a state-of-the-art camouflage system. It’s a major upgrade to the currently-fielded legacy ULCANS developed in the late 1990s. 

Among its benefits, ULCANS Increment I greatly improves concealment from enemy detection. It uses the latest technology for defeating current and emerging sensor threats, and offers reversible color combinations to adapt to the Soldier’s environment.

The three distinct, two-sided variants of ULCANS Increment I are:
  • Light/Dark Woodland
  • Snow/Alpine
  • Desert/Urban.
Maintain the upgraded ULCANS using TM 10-1080-256-10 (Mar 20).
ULCANS Increment 1 Desert
ULCANS Increment I Desert
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ULCANS Increment I Urban
ULCANS Increment I Urban
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Light/Dark Woodland variants are now available on the Common Table of Allowances (CTA). Desert/Urban and Snow/Alpine variants are scheduled for release in late FY21.  

Each ULCANS Increment I system consists of a camouflage screen kit and a support system kit. You can order each variant for either Radar Scattering (R/S) or Radar Transparent (R/T) applications.
Woodland, general purpose, R/S
NSN 1080-01-677-6912 (Camouflage Net System, R/S)
LIN U05023
Woodland R/S
NSN 1080-01-457-2956
LIN C89480
Woodland, communications, R/T
NSN 1080-01-677-6918 (Camouflage Net System, R/T)
LIN U05022
Woodland R/T
NSN 1080-01-475-0697
LIN C89361

Never mix legacy ULCANS and ULCANS Increment I system nets! That reduces the effectiveness of new Increment I systems.

Until it’s widely available, TACOM LCMC recommends that units cover their least valuable assets with legacy ULCANS, and tactical and strategic assets with ULCANS Increment I.