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.