Defence and security company Saab has received an order for the GIRAFFE AMB multi-mission radar system and related services from the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO). The order amounts to 550 MSEK.
“We are very proud that the Giraffe AMB has been selected to enhance the force protection capabilities of the Australian Defence Force. 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.
Development and manufacturing will be undertaken by Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden. Contract deliveries will begin in mid 2012.
The Giraffe AMB system is a modular and flexible multi-mission radar that is capable of simultaneous air defence, air and sea surveillance, air/land integration and military air traffic management as well as weapon location.
The Giraffe AMB is part of Saab’s continuously evolving radar program and provides unmatched performance for critical targets and proven reliability. Whether as a part of vital point protection or area air defence solutions, the Giraffe AMB has become the radar of choice for armed forces worldwide, including those of Sweden, France, Estonia and the UK amongst others.