STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com), 31 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Saab/ The Arthur weapon locating system
On 27th July 2018, the Swedish defence technology company Saab announced in a press release that it will continue to provide logistical support for the UK’s Arthur weapon locating system. For that purpose it has been signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom, which prolongs by one year the support contract for the Arthur system signed in 2015, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
This contract continues the series of Saab’s recently prolonged contracts or reorders.
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The first Arthur systems were delivered to the UK fifteen years ago. In the United Kingdom the Arthur system is called MAMBA (Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield Asset). It is in service with the British Army’s 5th Regiment Royal Artillery and has been used in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Senior VP and head of Saab’s business area Surveillance Anders Carp commented, “The UK is an important market for our surface-based radars, with the UK recently becoming our largest operator of Giraffe AMB radars. We are pleased to contribute to the protection of UK forces by continuing to support Arthur.”
The works under the prolonged contract will be executed by a team of Saab on-site at 5th Regiment Royal Artillery’s Marne Barracks in Catterick, the UK.
The Arthur is a combat proven weapon locating system. Norway, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, the Republic of Korea Among, and Spain are other countries that operate the system.
The Arthur is used for fire control of artillery weapons, counter-battery operations, as well as for protection of forces and civilians by ensuring warning of incoming fire. It shows optimised performance in an electronic warfare environment thanks to its passive phased-array antenna technology. Parameters like life-cycle cost, accuracy, mobility, electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM), range, and operational availability are extremely well balanced in the Saab’s weapon locating system.
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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