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.