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Saab Receives Order for Weapon-Locating System from Republic of Korea
Defense and security company Saab has received an order worth SEK 450 million from LIG Nex1, the prime contractor for the Republic of Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration, for its ARTHUR weapon locating system. The system has been developed by Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden, but the main part of the production for the program will be done at LIG Nex1 under a localization agreement between Saab and LIG.
ARTHUR is a standalone C-band medium-range weapon-locating system that detects and locates enemy fire. It utilizes a passive phased-array antenna technology for optimized battlefield performance. The technology provides a balance between mobility, range, accuracy, Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM), operational availability and operational cost.
More than 60 ARTHUR units have been sold globally and their availability is well proven from thousands of hours’ operation. The first order for the system from South Korea came in 2007.
Micael Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems, said, “We are delighted to have received this important additional order from South Korea that further proves our customer’s confidence in the capabilities of our weapon locating system ARTHUR.”