Saab receives BAE Systems UTAAS order
Saab has announced that it has received an order from BAE Systems in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, for sight and fire control system Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft Sight (UTAAS). The order, worth SEK 110 million, was announced 28 June 2012.
The contract covers new sight systems, including virtual image displays, and upgrade and modification of the existing systems on combat vehicle CV9030N, for the Norwegian Army. Development and production work will take place in Sweden, with deliveries scheduled to take place for two years starting from August 2012.
UTAAS is a versatile sight and fire-control system for tanks and combat vehicles. It provides high hit probability against all ground targets, as well as against helicopters and high speed aircraft. Its modular design offers the user a variety of performance options and upgrading possibilities. The beam paths for all channels go through the same aperture, offering good system stability and no need for realignment.
The Virtual Image Display (VID) is a compact and rugged multi-purpose display suitable for i.e. combat vehicles and helicopters. VID consists of a microdisplay and magnifying optics to create a virtual image.
More from Land Warfare
The new handheld fire control system, SMASH 3000, has an extended lethality range and can be used as a C-UAS solution.
The latest commitment to Ukraine will double its HIMARS fleet from 16 to 34, but the 18 additional systems will not be available to Ukraine immediately as they need to be built.
Acquiring the SABER M60 2.0 3D radars was part of the 2020-2023 Brazilian Army Strategic Plan - the first two have been delivered with four more to follow.
The ORION mobile mission planning system is designed to aid situational awareness from individual Israeli soldiers to battalion commanders.