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Saab supplying Australia with radar

Dec. 27, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Australian military forces will start receiving Saab Defense's Giraffe AMB multi-mission radar system in 2012, the company announced.

The order, which includes related services, from the Australian Defense Materiel Organization is worth about $80.2 million.

"We are very proud that the Giraffe AMB has been selected to enhance the force protection capabilities of the Australian Defense Force," said Micael Johansson, senior vice president and head of Saab's Electronic Defense Systems business area.

"This further underscores Saab's strength as a radar supplier and the capability of our Giraffe system."

The Giraffe AMB system is a modular and flexible multi-mission radar that is capable of simultaneous air defense, air and sea surveillance, air/land integration and military air traffic management as well as weapon location.

Development and manufacturing of the system units for Australia will be undertaken by Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Giraffe AMB is part of Saab's continuously evolving radar program and is used by the armed forces of Sweden, France, Estonia, Britain and others.

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