Saab received an order for weapon locating system from Korea

  • 12:00 AM, January 31, 2011
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Defence and security company Saab has received an order for weapon locating system ARTHUR from LIG Nex1 which is the prime contractor towards Defence Acquisition Program Administration, Republic of Korea. The order is worth MSEK 450. “We are delighted to have received this important additional order from South Korea that further proves our customer’s confidence in the capabilities of our weapon locating system ARTHUR, says Micael Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems. ARTHUR is a stand-alone, C-band medium-range weapon-locating system that detects and locates enemy fire. It utilises a passive phased-array antenna technology for optimised battlefield performance. The technology provides the perfect balance between mobility, range, accuracy, ECCM (Electronic counter-countermeasures), operational availability and operational cost. The ARTHUR system is widely used by demanding customers around the world. Examples of customers are Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK. More than 60 ARTHUR units have been sold and their availability is well proven from thousands of hours’ operation. The first ARTHUR order from South Korea came in 2007. The system is developed by Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden. The main part of the production for this program will be done at LIG Nex1 under a localisation agreement between Saab and LIG.