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Saab launches five new radars

May 19, 2014
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Defence and security company Saab has extended its surface radar portfolio, with the introduction of five all-new complementary Giraffe radars for land and sea. This strengthens the current product offering but also takes the Giraffe firmly into the long-range air surveillance domain and puts an entirely new capability onto the market.

Saab's combat-proven surface radar portfolio, including the Giraffe AMB and Arthur radars, has been improved and expanded through the addition of new technologies and designs. Alongside its existing products, Saab is now producing new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar variants for land and sea.

These radars use leap-ahead design techniques that are said to put them in a class of their own in terms of performance and capability. For the first time Saab's Giraffe radars also offer a solution for long-range air surveillance. There is now a Giraffe option for every air surveillance and air defence application, on land and at sea.

“I'm proud to present this important milestone in our surface radar development,” said Micael Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems. “Our portfolio now caters for all advanced radar requirements, from very short- to long-range air defence, but also surveillance, and weapons location with true multi-role functionality.”

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