USN awards Saab phase two contract for radar systems
Saab has been awarded an LRIP option under the USN Shipboard Air Traffic Radar programme for three of its AN/SPN-50(V)1 radar systems.
The LRIP phase two contract is worth $37.1million with the first delivery scheduled for 2022.
The AN/SPN-50(V)1 radar system is one of the US versions of Saab’s Sea Giraffe agile multi-beam (AMB) radar.
It will function as the primary air traffic control (ATC) surveillance radar for manned and unmanned aviation aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and 'amphibious large decks', Saab announced on 28 April.
According to Shephard Defence Insight, the Sea Giraffe AMB can track air and surface targets, with an optional mortar and rocket detection capability.
The system allows for instantaneous and simultaneous 0-70º coverage on all antenna revolutions and has a data distribution service interface for combat management system integration.
The Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office will manage the delivery of the advanced ATC and landing capability.
This office, with Saab, is responsible for the radar system’s acquisition, deployment and through-life sustainment while in service with the USN.
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