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UK Extends Support Contract for MAMBA

Saab’s ARTHUR Weapon Locating Systems Continues to be Effective

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended by one year a logistics support contract first agreed in 2015 for Saab’s ARTHUR weapon locating system.

First delivered 15 years ago and known in British Army service as the Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield Asset (MAMBA), the system serves with 5 Regiment Royal Artillery and has provided operational support in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Other nations using ARTHUR include the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, South Korea, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

ARTHUR is used for tasks ranging from counter-battery operations and artillery fire control, to protecting forces and civilians by providing warning of incoming fire. It features passive phased-array antenna technology for optimised performance in an electronic warfare environment. The well-proven technology provides an excellent balance between mobility, range, accuracy, electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM), operational availability and life-cycle cost.

The UK is an important market for our surface-based radars, with the UK recently becoming our largest operator of GIRAFFE AMB radars. We are pleased to contribute to the protection of UK forces by continuing to support ARTHUR,” commented Senior Vice President and head of Saab’s surveillance business area, Anders Carp.


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