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Saab’s support contract for Arthur system extended

31st July 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab has received a one-year contract extension from the UK Ministry of Defence to continue providing logistical support for the Arthur weapon locating system, the company announced on 27 July.

The logistical support contract for the Arthur weapon locating system was first signed in 2015. The company delivered the first Arthur systems to the UK 15 years ago, where it is known as the Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield Asset.

Arthur is a weapon locating system featuring passive phased-array antenna technology for better performance in an electronic warfare environment. The technology provides a balance between mobility, range, accuracy, electronic counter-countermeasures, operational availability and life-cycle cost.

The system can be used for tasks including counter-battery operations and fire control of artillery weapons to protect forces and civilians by providing warning of incoming fire.

Arthur is in use with the British Army’s 5th Regiment Royal Artillery and has supported operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Saab will carry out the work on-site at the Royal Artillery’s Marne Barracks in Catterick, UK.

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