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Saab Receives Radar System Contract for Australia

July 12, 2010
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Defence and security company Saab has received an order worth MSEK 190 from the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for provision of the Giraffe AMB radar system and related services. Giraffe AMB is a flexible series of modular surveillance systems. Fully fitted, the system includes capabilities for simultaneous air defence, air and sea surveillance, air/land integration, military air traffic control and rocket, artillery and mortar alert. The system is part of Saab’s continuously evolving radar program and provides highest performance for critical targets and proven reliability.

Micael Johansson, Senior Vice President and head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems, commented, “We are extremely proud to have been selected by the Australian Defence Force to meet their requirements for an advanced, operationally proven and off-the-shelf radar system to enhance force protection capabilities for the Australian Defence Force engaged in international operations. This further underscores Saab’s strength as a radar supplier and the capability of our Giraffe system.”

Giraffe has become the radar of choice for armed forces worldwide, whether part of vital point protection or area air defence solutions. In addition to its deployment in Australia, the Giraffe is in current production and in use with armed forces of Sweden, France, Estonia and the UK, amongst others.


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