Defense and security company Saab has received an order worth SEK 200 M for its ARTHUR weapons locating system, which is a standalone C-band medium-range weapons locating system that detects and locates enemy fire. The order was received on December 31, 2010, and is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2011.

ARTHUR utilizes a passive phased-array antenna technology for optimized battlefield performance. The technology is claimed to provide the perfect balance between mobility, range, accuracy, Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM), operational availability and operational cost.

The system is developed and manufactured by Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is widely used by customers around the world, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK. More than 60 units have been sold and their availability is well proven after thousands of hours’ operation.

“We are delighted to have received this important order and it further proves Saab’s position as one of the world’s premier suppliers of solutions for surveillance, threat detection and location, and force protection,” said Micael Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area electronic defense systems.