Radar contract for U.S. Navy won by Saab

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Saab has received a follow-on order from the U.S. Navy for the Sea Giraffe Multi Mode Radar (MMR) for the Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter.

This latest agreement exercises an option on an existing contract (initially awarded in 2017 )and includes multiple line item options for additional Sea Giraffe MMR systems, referred to as AN/SPS-77.  The radar systems will be deployed on the Coast Guard's Heritage-class offshore patrol cutter, with deliveries occuring during 2020 and 2021.

According to information from Saab, its Sea Giraffe MMR radar is also being delivered for the Hershel Wilson Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB-4) class ship, operated by the U.S. Military Sealift Command and is currently deployed on the U.S. Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ships. The company is also developing an AN/SPN-50 variant to meet the air-traffic control needs of the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for deployment on the Nimitz class aircraft carrier (CVN) and America- (LHA) and Wasp- (LHD) class amphibious assault ships.

Saab will perform the work in Syracuse, New York and Gothenburg, Sweden.