MCS is designed to protect armored vehicles during
movement and in combat. The system utilizes different materials, for
camouflage in the visual/near Infrared, thermal, and radar
wavebands. Further enhancement of the system includes the
application of heat transfer reduction materials, to conceal the
heating of the vehicle by solar radiation.
The general approach of the MCS is to hide glossy or
flat surfaces into non-glossy 3 dimensional surface structures, with
color and near infrared values similar to the environmental
condition of the region. Significantly recognizable parts of the
vehicle, such as turret shapes and gun will also be concealed with
contour disrupters. An ideal camouflage will also obstruct laser
reflections to affect the enemy's range measurement accuracy.
The thermal and radar camouflage contributes to the
elimination thermal or radar locking of heat seeking missiles and
obstruct and disrupt target detection and tracking by ground or
aerial weapons. Radar camouflage will also eliminate the detection
by synthetic aperture radar.