Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract for delivery of the Giraffe 1X surface radar system, but due to a confidentiality arrangement with the customer, no further details can be revealed.

Giraffe 1X is a flexible and agile 3D active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, featuring the latest in radar technology, including GaN circuits. Compact and lightweight with what is claimed to be unparalleled performance, Giraffe 1X is suited for changing needs and mobile forces. The complete radar is portable and can be transported on a vehicle the size of a pickup truck.

Anders Linder, head of Surface Radar Solutions within Saab Business Area Surveillance, said, “This Giraffe 1X contract further underlines Saab’s position as a supplier of world-leading protection against a wide range of air threats. Saab’s new generation of highly mobile surface radars is what defence forces around the world are asking for.”

Saab’s combat-proven and highly regarded surface radar portfolio includes the renowned Giraffe, Sea Giraffe and Arthur radars. As one of the world’s leading radar suppliers with 60 years experience, Saab has more than 3,000 radar systems in operation in 30 countries.