US places order for Saab’s Giraffe radar system

Saab has received an order for the Giraffe AMB multi-mission radar system and related services from the US Department of State.

The order is valued at MSEK155 (£14.5m).

The programme will involve Saab’s newly acquired subsidiary Saab Sensis located in Syracuse, New York, as well as Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden. Deliveries will take place during 2012 and 2013.

The Giraffe AMB is a multi-mission radar system that detects enemy threats from rocket, artillery and mortar attacks while simultaneously conducting air surveillance.