06 Aug 2018

Saab’s Sea Giraffe MMR selected on five classes of US ships

Saab has secured a contract with the US Navy to supply the Sea Giraffe AMB Multi Mode Radar (MMR) for the Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base class ship USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, ESB 4.

The deal also includes Saab’s 9LV Naval Combat System for radar control and display delivering enhanced situational awareness as well as Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) capability.

The ship will be operated by the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command. In 2017, the U.S. selected Saab’s 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.

The work will be carried out during the period of 2018-2020 at Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden and Syracuse NY, US.

Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA, said: “Saab’s Sea Giraffe MMR will strengthen the U.S. 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 U.S. 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”

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