Saab bags or­der for Arthur sys­tem

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Saab has bagged a new or­der for its Arthur weapon lo­cat­ing sys­tem from an un­named cus­tomer. The or­der, val­ued at MSEK 128, will see de­liv­ery take place in 2014.

Arthur is a C-band medium-range weapon-lo­cat­ing sys­tem that de­tects and lo­cates en­emy ar­tillery fire. The sys­tem can per­form a num­ber of roles, in­clud­ing counter bat­tery op­er­a­tions, fire con­trol, peace en­force­ment mis­sions and force pro­tec­tion by sup­press­ing en­emy rock­ets, ar­tillery and mor­tars. It utilises a pas­sive phased-ar­ray an­tenna tech­nol­ogy for op­ti­mised per­for­mance. The tech­nol­ogy pro­vides a bal­ance be­tween mo­bil­ity, range, ac­cu­racy, elec­tronic counter-coun­ter­mea­sures, op­er­a­tional avail­abil­ity and op­er­a­tional cost.

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

The Arthur sys­tem is in use with mul­ti­ple cus­tomers world­wide, in­clud­ing Swe­den, Nor­way, Den­mark, the UK, Greece, Czech Repub­lic, Spain and Italy.

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