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Saab seizes Aussie radar upgrades

16th August 2016 - 08:27 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Saab announced on 15 August that it had snapped up a contract to upgrade the Australian Army’s RBS 70 ground-based air defence (GBAD) and Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam (AMB) radar. 

This combined work under Project Air 90 is worth approximately A$32.5 million ($25 million). Australia has operated the RBS 70 since 1987 and three Giraffe AMB radars since 2010.

One major component of this upgrade will see identification friend or foe (IFF) on both the missile and radar systems modernised to include Mode 5 functions. Saab explained the significance: ‘Mode 5 waveform uses modern modulation, coding and cryptographic techniques to overcome

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