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AAD 2016: Pairing for air defence

13th September 2016 - 14:29 GMT | by Helmoed Römer Heitman in Pretoria


Saab and Denel Dynamics have partnered to offer an air defence system based around combining two of their systems.

It comprises the Denel Dynamics Mach 2, 20 km range Umkhonto vertically-launched SAM and the Saab Giraffe AMB 120 km instrumented range radar. Both systems can be operated from a truck or carried and dismounted using standard ISO 668 and STANAG 2413 hook-lift systems. 

The combined system will be offered to the South African Army for the second phase of its Ground-Based Air Defence System (GBADS) project, but will also be offered in other markets with similar requirements. The complete system

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Helmoed Römer Heitman


Helmoed Römer Heitman

Helmoed Römer Heitman has written and lectured on defence since 1978. He played a background …

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