Saab to Provide Arthur Radar Systems for Italian Army

22 December 2009 (Last Updated December 22nd, 2009 18:30)

The Italian Army has awarded a contract to Saab for its Arthur weapon locating system along with the associated logistics, training, installation and support services. Under the $65.5m contract, Saab will supply the Arthur radar system in collaboration with Selex Sistemi Integrati, which

The Italian Army has awarded a contract to Saab for its Arthur weapon locating system along with the associated logistics, training, installation and support services.

Under the $65.5m contract, Saab will supply the Arthur radar system in collaboration with Selex Sistemi Integrati, which is supplying the command and communications solution.

Saab's Arthur radar system locates incoming enemy projectiles and missiles and provides critical information about the firing position and point of impact and simultaneously directcountermeasures.

The Italian Army will use Arthur radar systems for international assignments to provide enhanced protection for friendly forces.

Deliveries are expected over the next three years.