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Saab SEA GIRAFFE Radar Selected for Fifth US Ship Class

Order for USNS HERSHEL WILLIAMS Includes 9LV Naval Combat System


Saab has received a US Navy (USN) order for the SEA GIRAFFE AMB Multi Mode Radar (MMR) for the Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB)-class ship USNS HERSHEL “Woody” WILLIAMS, ESB 4. The sale also includes Saab’s 9LV Naval Combat System for radar control and display, delivering enhanced situational awareness as well as an Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) capability. Delivery will be complete by 2020.

The ship will be operated by USN Military Sealift Command. In 2017, the US selected the SEA GIRAFFE MMR for the US Coast Guard’s newest class of ship, the Offshore Patrol Cutter. The MMR is a 3D, electronically-scanned phased array radar providing high radiated power, selectable waveforms, and modern signal processing to consistently achieve high performance across various marine environments.

Saab’s SEA GIRAFFE MMR will strengthen the US Military Sealift Command’s capability by providing total situational awareness across a wide range of tasks, including expeditionary warfare missions. Our naval radars are now selected on board five classes of ships in the US. This order demonstrates the Navy’s continued confidence in Saab as a strong partner and radar supplier. We are proud that the Navy continues to trust Saab radars to enable its mission success across the full spectrum of maritime environments and operations,” commented Saab Defense and Security USA President & CEO, Erik Smith.


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