Australian DMO orders Saab radar system

Aerospace and defence company Saab has received a SEK550m order for the Giraffe AMB multi-mission radar system and related services from the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO).

Development and manufacturing will be undertaken by Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden, with contract deliveries beginning 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.

It is part of Saab’s continuously evolving radar program and is used by armed forces worldwide, including those of Sweden, France, Estonia and the UK among others.