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2014-05-12

Saab: Saab launches five new radars for total air domain awareness

Defence and security company Saab extends its surface radar portfolio,
with the introduction of five all-new complementary Giraffe radars
for land and sea. This strengthens the current product offering but
also takes the Giraffe firmly into the long-range air surveillance
domain and puts an entirely new capability onto the market.

Saab's combat-proven and highly-regarded surface radar portfolio,
including the renowned Giraffe AMB and Arthur radars, has been
improved and expanded through the addition of new technologies and
designs. Alongside its existing products, Saab is now producing new
active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar variants for land
and sea.

These radars use leap-ahead design techniques that put them in a class
of their own in terms of performance and capability. For the first
time Saab's Giraffe radars also offer a solution for long-range air
surveillance. There is now a Giraffe option for every air
surveillance and air defence application, on land and at sea.

Saab has more than 30 years of AESA design experience. This depth of
experience -and Saab's understanding of radar cost, performance,
reliability and packaging issues - results in a unique technology
solution. Saab's advanced surface-based radars are highly-effective
against multiple `difficult' air targets in the most dense and
challenging operational environments.

"I'm proud to present this important milestone in our surface radar
development," says Micael Johansson, head of Saab's business area
Electronic Defence Systems. "Our portfolio now caters for all
advanced radar requirements, from very short- to long-range air
defence, but also surveillance, and weapons location with true
multi-role functionality."

Members of Saab's surface-based radar family for land and sea now
include:

Giraffe 1X and Sea Giraffe 1X: short-range radars fitted with an
X-band AESA, offering a comprehensive set of 3D functions with
impressive performance and flexibility.

Giraffe 4A and Sea Giraffe 4A: medium- to long-range radars, combining
air surveillance, air defence, sense and warn and weapon locating
capabilities in a single, low-footprint S-band AESA-based unit.

Giraffe 8A: a long-range S-band AESA radar, including anti-ballistic
missile capability, that pushes performance and functionality to a
new level.

Giraffe AMB and Sea Giraffe AMB: Saab's existing short- to
medium-range surveillance radar and command and control system for
ground-based air defence. These combat proven C-band systems have now
been enhanced with increased range and coverage.

Arthur: Saab's combat proven C-band medium-range weapons-locating
system which detects and locates enemy fire. With 80 units sold to
date, the system's performance and functionality has now been further
enhanced.

Saab's In-Service Solutions is another vital part of the overall radar
family product offering and is currently contracted by more than 20
customers worldwide. Saab's radar logistics support removes 100
percent of real-life risks related to cost of ownership and has
proven to deliver 98.5 percent long-term mission availability.

Finally, Saab also offers a Common Radar Upgrade solution, providing
upgrades to or extending the lifetime of customers' existing
(non-Saab) radar systems.

Saab is one of the world's leading radar suppliers with 60 years of
experience and more than 3,000 radar systems in operation in 30
countries.

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.

For further information, please contact:

Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, presscentre@saabgroup.com

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