Saab wins multi-mode 3D radar order

October 05, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Saab has received an order worth $16.8M USD from the U.S. Navy to provide the Sea Giraffe Agile Multi Beam (AMB), Multi-Mode Radar (MMR). The order value amounts to $16.8M USD.

The Sea Giraffe MMR – a 3D, electronically scanned phased array radar – will be deployed on the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), the latest class of ship deployed by the US Coast Guard (USCG). The MMR provides high radiated power, selectable waveforms, and modern signal processing to consistently achieve high performance across various marine environments. The initial order covers the procurement of two systems with options for additional radars providing a total potential contract value of up to $118.5M USD.

"The US Coast Guard is increasingly called upon to support an array of critical missions in the most challenging conditions. Saab's OPC MMR will support the customer in fulfilling those missions, from the tropics to the Arctic. The MMR radar provides simultaneous sea to sky radar coverage against the most challenging tracks to ensure total situational awareness," says Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA (SDAS).

The AN/SPS-77 radar from SaaB is currently deployed on the US Navy's Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship. Additionally, a derivative of AN/SPS-77 known as AN/SPN-50, is being developed to meet the Air Traffic Control needs on aircraft carrier and amphibious assault class ships for the US Naval Air Systems Command. The addition of the OPC program to the current Sea Giraffe deliveries will allow Saab to further leverage commonality and provide additional value to the US Navy and Coast Guard.

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