Saab Announces a Contract with South Korea

STOCKHOLM, Sweden ( – On 24th September 2018 the Swedish company Saab announced its newly signed contract with South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) for supporting of the Arthur Weapon Locating System, learned

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The Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Surveillance Anders Carp commented, “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.”

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The Arthur agreement is a Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract, which will cover the supply of spare parts, as well as support for the Republic of Korea Army and Marine Corps. It is concluded for a period of 5 years (from 2018 to 2023) as already mentioned in the comment of Anders Carp and its value is approximately EUR 48.21 million.

The first delivery of Arthur systems to South Korea was made by Saab made in 2009 and since 2012 the company has signed annual support contracts for the systems.

The bigger part of the work under that latest Arthur contract will be performed by the local support team of the company in South Korea, and the spare parts will be delivered by Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Arthur weapon-locating radar system of Saab is used by South Korea for detecting incoming threats (e.g. enemy artillery) 24/7 and provides enhanced 90 second warning of incoming fire. The Arthur system is capable of quick detection of incoming artillery fire, as well as of calculating the firing site and point of impact and enabling effective counter-fire within a few seconds.

About Saab

The Swedish defence technology company Saab offers products, solutions, and services for the needs of the military defence and civil security sectors. The company has offices all over the world.

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