Friday, July 2, 2010
Saab Receives An Order for Radar System to Australia
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for provision of the Giraffe AMB radar system and related services. The order is worth MSEK 190.
“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”, says Micael Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems.
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. Giraffe has become the radar of choice for armed forces worldwide, whether part of vital point protection or area air defence solutions. The Giraffe is in current production and in use with armed forces of Sweden, France, Estonia and the UK amongst others.
Saab’s naval surveillance radar Sea Giraffe is in operational service on the Australian and New Zealand Anzac Class frigates and the more advanced Sea Giraffe AMB is being supplied for the Australian Canberra class amphibious ships.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.