UK orders Giraffe radars from Saab

UK orders Giraffe radars from Saab

The British Armed Forces will be equipped with new Saab Giraffe 1X radars.

According to a company announcement on 2 May, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered 11 Saab Giraffe 1X radars for approximately SEK264 million (USD25.6 million).

6c6568fc 401c 4231 80c7 0e5d8a589e2cDeliveries began at the end of 2022 and are scheduled to conclude in the summer of 2023 (June to September), an MoD spokesperson told Janes .

The Giraffe 1X is a small, 3D, active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar operating in X-band (8–12 GHz), intended for short-range surveillance and ground-based air defence (GBAD). It can be integrated into most mobile platforms, fixed structures, or command-and-control (C2) systems. It can function as a counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) or as a counter-artillery, rocket, and mortar (C-RAM) sense-and-warn solution.

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