Australian Army receives Saab multimission radar protection

19 September 2011 (Last Updated September 19th, 2011 18:30)

The Australian Army, deployed in Afghanistan, has received enhanced protection in the form of Saab's multimission radar, Giraffe AMB, which is part of the Australian Defence Force's counter-rocket artillery and mortar system (C-RAM). The Giraffe AMB system provides early detection of att

The Australian Army, deployed in Afghanistan, has received enhanced protection in the form of Saab's multimission radar, Giraffe AMB, which is part of the Australian Defence Force's counter-rocket artillery and mortar system (C-RAM).

The Giraffe AMB system provides early detection of attacks from insurgent rockets, artillery and mortars, enhancing the survivability of Australian and other ISAF forces.

The radar is a flexible series of modular surveillance systems, which provide capabilities for simultaneous air defence, air and sea surveillance, air / land integration, military air traffic control and rocket, artillery and mortar alert.

Currently, the system is in use with the armed forces of Sweden, France, Estonia and the UK.