Saab has awarded a contract to Åkers Krutbruk Protection to develop protected shelter for the Giraffe AMB multimission radar system.

The protected shelter will help Giraffe AMB to continue providing uninterrupted situational awareness and force protection, while warning its crew of incoming rockets, artillery and mortars despite enemy actions.

Saab’s Giraffe AMB is part of the continuously evolving radar programme. It provides unmatched performance for critical targets and proven reliability.

The development of the solution will start immediately, with deliveries to begin in mid 2011.

The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) will be the end user of the protection solution.