Saab has received an additional order from General Dynamics for delivery of its Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar for the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships LCS 28 and LCS 30.
Sea Giraffe AMB’s US military designation is AN/SPS-77. “The Sea Giraffe AMB is currently being delivered to five classes of US Navy surface ships as a part of three separate US Navy programs, and this follow-on LCS contract further strengthens Saab’s position as a premier radar supplier for the US Navy. The Sea Giraffe AMB is according to the requirements of US Navy missions from air and surface surveillance to air traffic control,” Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA said in a statement Friday.
To date, Sea Giraffe has been installed on the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships LCS 2 (USS Independence), LCS 4 (USS Coronado), LCS 6 (USS Jackson), LCS 8 (USS Montgomery), LCS 10 (USS Gabrielle Giffords) and LCS 12 (USS Omaha). Additional systems are in various stages of manufacturing and testing to meet LCS construction schedules. Saab has also received an additional contract from General Dynamics with options for delivery of another 11 systems in the program through 2024.
In October 2017, the US Navy announced it will deploy Sea Giraffe AMB on the US Coast Guard’s newest class of ship, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). Additionally, Saab is developing a derivative of Sea Giraffe AMB, known as AN/SPN-50, to meet the US Naval Air Systems Command’s air traffic control requirements on aircraft carrier and amphibious assault class ships.
Sea Giraffe AMB is a multi-role, medium-range, 3D surveillance radar system for naval applications. It provides simultaneous air and surface surveillance, and is suitable for demanding naval environments from the littorals to blue water operations.
Saab has been awarded a contract to deliver a Mass Field Feeding Capability to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The contract will supply the SANDF with mobile containerised kitchens systems which consists of 24 x 50-man systems and 11 x 200-man systems
Raytheon Company and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces. The companies said in a joint statement Thursday that they will first look to upgrading the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon system and explore opportunities to enhance Saab's AT4 disposable weapon system to meet near-term U
Swedish Saab and Indian Adani group joint venture is eyeing to produce a portfolio of products that include unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters apart from supplying fighter jets to the Indian armed forces. Asish Rajvanshi, head of the Adani Groups Defence and Aerospace division, said the joint venture was focusing on developing “foundational capabilities” to produce a wide-range of products in the aerospace sector for the domestic as well as export markets, PTI reports stated Sunday
Saab's next-generation fighter, the Gripen E, successfully flew supersonic for the first time over the Baltic Sea on 18th October, the company announced in a press release last week. The Gripen E smart fighter flew at speeds greater than the speed of sound, at over Mach 1, as part of the ongoing flight trials programme
Saab has received an order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the Next generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon system (NLAW). This order is a call-up of an option as part of a previous contract with the customer, announced in 2015, regarding delivery of NLAW weapon systems
Saab will supply the Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the US and the Philippines. The Sea Giraffe AMB (designated as AN/SPS-77 by the USN) will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates: BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16), both former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters
Saab has received a contract from the Swedish Defence and Material Administration (FMV) regarding new Gripen E equipment. This is a supplemental contract to the previously entered Gripen E contract, and is valued to approximately SEK 400 million ($47 million), the company said in a statement Monday
Centurum Information Technology Inc., is being awarded a $54 million contract to provide depot level repair and restoration support US Navy fleet, shore facilities and government agencies
Saab launches a new tool for military O/C (Observer/Controller) and exercise leaders. The new application, We:Are, is built on Augmented Reality for smart phones and tablets, and will be showcased to the training market for the first time at this year´s I/ITSEC in Orlando, Florida
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