A contract valued at around £30 M has been awarded to Saab for the delivery of five GIRAFFE systems to prime contractor Lockheed Martin UK INSYS Ltd., for the United Kingdom. The Saab GIRAFFE AMB is a part of Lockheed Martin’s system solution for the United Kingdom’s Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP) program, which is expected to enter service by 2012. The system is highly mobile and will provide an air picture to land component headquarters, ground based air defense and other units.

The flexible GIRAFFE AMB multi-mission radar system is Saab’s continuously evolving 3D battlefield surveillance radar, which is claimed to provide unmatched performance for critical targets and has proven reliability. It has significant logistic support synergy with the company’s weapon locating radar, ARTHUR, which has been in service with the British Army as MAMBA since 2004.

Commenting on the acquisition of the contract, Lennart Joelsson, senior vice president and managing director of Saab Microwave Systems said, "We are pleased to be awarded this contract after a very thorough evaluation process. This contract shows the strong position of the GIRAFFE AMB system on the world market."