Åkers Krutbruk Protection AB has received an order from the defence and security company Saab regarding protected shelter developed for the Giraffe AMB multi-mission radar system.
The protected shelter offers the crew a state-of-the-art ballistic protection which can be rapidly deployed when needed. The Giraffe AMB can thereby continue its mission to provide air picture and at the same time warn own units and civilians of incoming rockets, artillery and mortars despite enemy actions. The protected Giraffe AMB provides uninterrupted situational awareness and force protection, even in harsh climates.
The Giraffe AMB is part of Saab’s continuously evolving radar program and provides unmatched performance for critical targets and proven reliability. Whether as a part of vital point protection or area air defence solutions, the Giraffe AMB has become the radar of choice for armed forces worldwide, including those of Sweden, France, Estonia and the UK.
- The order is an excellent recognition of our long-term challenge to design sophisticated survivability systems and engineer high quality protection for personnel operating in various threat scenarios, says Niclas Sahlgren, CEO at Åkers Krutbruk.
Development will start immediately and contract deliveries to Saab will begin in mid-2011. The end user is the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO).