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Saab receives Giraffe 1X order

25th September 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab has been contracted to deliver the Giraffe 1X surface radar system to an undisclosed customer, the company announced on 20 September.

Giraffe 1X is a flexible and agile 3D active electronically scanned array radar that uses gallium nitride (GaN) circuits technology.

The radar has a range of 75km and can monitor multiple air targets or surface targets even in high clutter environments. Using 12 stacked beams, the radar provides elevation coverage of up to 70°.

Being compact and lightweight, Giraffe 1X is portable and can be transported on a pickup truck-sized vehicle.

Anders Linder, head of surface radar solutions within Saab business area surveillance, said: ‘This Giraffe 1X contract further underlines Saab’s position as a supplier of world-leading protection against a wide range of air threats. Saab’s new generation of highly mobile surface radars is what defence forces around the world are asking for.’

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