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South Korea Contracts Saab to Support ARTHUR

Five-Year, €48 Million Performance Based Logistics

South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) has issued Saab with a contract for support for the ARTHUR Weapon Locating System. This Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract includes spare parts supply and support for the Korean Army and Marine Corps. The contract value is approximately 500 million SEK (€48 million) and the contract period 2018-2023.

Saab made the first delivery of ARTHUR systems to South Korea in 2009, and has executed annual support contracts for these systems in place since 2012. Saab also participated in delivery of additional ARTHUR systems from 2012, within a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) with the Korean company LIG Nex1. Saab will carry out the majority of the work with its local support team in South Korea, while all spare parts will be supplied by Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden.

South Korea deploys the ARTHUR weapon-locating radar system to detect incoming enemy artillery fire 24/7 and give residents an enhanced 90s warning of incoming fire. ARTHUR has the ability to rapidly detect incoming artillery fire and can calculate the firing site and point of impact, enabling effective counter-fire within a few seconds.

“South Korea, the largest operator of our ARTHUR Weapon Locating System, is a very important customer with demanding requirements. This five-year contract is further proof of our successful collaboration with the South Korean forces and we are proud to continue contributing to the country’s safety by providing on-site support for the ARTHUR systems,“ commented Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Surveillance, Anders Carp.


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