Saab launches a new Deployment Set configuration for the Giraffe 1X lightweight surveillance radar that will be shown for the first time in public at DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) 2023. The new configuration is designed to be easily transported, swiftly re-located and quickly operational: all features highly desirable on a modern battlefield or where air threats from any direction pose a real risk to a fixed installation. Giraffe 1X Deployment Set is an easily deployable, compact and robust, software-based, lightweight 3D active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. Its small footprint and large search volume (75 km) make it excellent for urgent operations with limited possibilities. Giraffe 1X Deployment Set is a versatile solution for both mobile and fixed installations.
“Giraffe 1X Deployment Set is a highly deployable capability made for delivering an instant air picture after deployment. We are constantly pushing the time limits to give operational forces time to act,” says Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.
Giraffe 1X is an ideal air surveillance component in the Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) domain that provides ground based air defence commanders with engagement quality target data, drone detection and Counter-Artillery, Rocket and Mortar (C-RAM) sense and warn within a single solution. It is the ideal main sensor for a Very Short Range Radar (VSHORAD) system and can be used as a gap filler that complements larger GBAD systems, or as a Counter-UAS (C-UAS) solution. The compact concept makes Giraffe 1X the perfect choice when continuous air surveillance is desired as part of short-range surveillance and ground based air defence. The weight, together with its very low power consumption makes it easily integrated into any type of mobile platform or fixed structure. The total system weighs less than 150 kg with a topside weight of 100 kg.
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