Saab will supply the Sea Giraffe AMB Multi Mode Radar (MMR) for the Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) class ship USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, ESB 4.
A new U.S. Navy order 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.
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The ESB 4 will be operated by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command.
In 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) selected Saab’s Sea Giraffe MMR for the U.S. 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 MMR is part of the Saab GIRAFFE Radar family of land and naval two- or three-dimensional G/H-band (4 to 8 GHz) passive electronically scanned array radar-based surveillance and air defense command and control systems tailored for operations with medium, and Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) missile or gun systems or for use as gap-fillers in a larger air defense system.
“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,” explains Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA
“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.”
Sea Giraffe Characteristics Include:
- Air and surface surveillance
- Small target detection
- High update rate
- Tracking accuracy
- Compact design
- High level of automation