Saab has launched a new mobile high-mast solution for the Giraffe 4A multifunctional medium to long-range Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for fast and efficient deployment in order to meet modern threats of low altitude such as cruise missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
The new mobile high-mast solution is designed to meet customer needs and handle forest environments with high obstacles as well as urban surroundings with large buildings disrupting the radar’s line of sight.
Giraffe 4A provides an all-weather coverage against air targets from low, slow and small targets (UAVs), to fast moving fighters as well as hyper- and supersonic missiles, RAM targets and detection/tracking of jammer strobes. Giraffe 4A can support and designate a variety of Ground-Based Air-Defense (GBAD) solutions and missiles systems with its unique surveillance capabilities. The system gives a high accuracy and update rate combined with 360° monitoring of the air volume as well as advanced stop and stare capabilities.
“The unique combination of the system’s mobility and the high-mast gives the operators supreme capability and creates time to act,” said Markus Borgljung, Vice President, Head of Radar Solutions, Business area Surveillance, Saab.
The high-mast configuration has been developed together with the Finnish partner Conlog Oy, a co-operation based on the companies’ respective expertise to create a unique capability for the global market. The research and development as well as the production will be located in both Sweden and Finland.
“Conlog has over 30 years of experience in developing mobile solutions for challenging environments and are pleased to be a part of this co-development product”, says Markku Hellstén, Vice President Marketing, Conlog Oy.