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Saab launches Vidar laser rangefinder

20th December 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab has launched a new laser rangefinder called Vidar, a system designed to generate highly accurate tracking data even at long ranges.

Vidar is currently in production for the situational awareness system (SAS) that Saab will deliver for Australia’s new Arafura class offshore patrol vessels. Luerssen Australia awarded Saab the contract for the SAS in April 2018.

Rangefinders use a laser beam to measure the distance to the target. Vidar can be used as an integral part of a surveillance or weapon system, for example in anti-aircraft and anti-ship operations. Vidar has a compact size and user-friendly interface, and generates highly accurate tracking data.

Anders Carp, head of Saab business area Surveillance, said: ‘With the latest addition to our laser offer, Vidar, we meet the market’s demand for a laser rangefinder with optimal balance between size and cutting-edge performance. It is in production and will be delivered for Australia’s new Arafura class offshore patrol vessels as a part of the 9LV-based SAS.’

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