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Order received by Saab for Arthur weapon location system

Saab : 02 April, 2013  (Application Story)
A large order has been placed on Saab for 2014 deliveries of the company's Arthur weapon locating system

Defence and security company Saab has received an order for the Arthur weapon locating system amounting to MSEK 128. Deliveries will take place in 2014.

Arthur is a C-band medium-range weapon-locating system that detects and locates enemy artillery fire. The system is used by demanding customers around the world, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, UK, Greece, Czech Republic, Spain and Italy.

“Saab is a leading provider of weapon locating systems and this order is proof of our customers' confidence in the performance the Arthur system. We have now sold 80 Arthur systems and their availability is well proven from thousands of hours’ operation,” says Micael Johansson, Head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems.

Applications in the system include counter battery operations, fire control, peace enforcement missions and force protection by suppressing enemy Rockets, Artillery and Mortars (RAM). It utilises a passive phased-array antenna technology for optimised performance. The technology provides the perfect balance between mobility, range, accuracy, ECCM (Electronic counter-countermeasures), operational availability and operational cost.

The industry’s nature is such that depending on circumstances concerning the product and customer, information regarding the customer will not be announced.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

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