Saab has introduced the Sea Giraffe 4A Fixed Face (FF), a fixed-panel configuration of Saab’s existing and delivered active electrically scanned array, AESA, radar family.
The radar is a derivative of Saab’s well-proven family of rotating, full AESA S-band radar systems. In addition to radar performance, the sensor’s low top-weight adds flexibility which means the radar can be installed on many new naval platforms.
“Many naval customers require surveillance radars in a fixed faced configuration, primarily for their principal surface combatants. With the new Sea Giraffe 4A Fixed Face configuration, we complement our existing offer to meet these requirements. Our aim is to ensure a successful outcome of any mission”, says Anders Linder, head of Saab’s business unit Surface Radar Solutions.
Saab has several decades of experience designing and operating radars for complex and cluttered naval environments. Sea Giraffe 4A FF complements Saab’s existing naval radar portfolio with a sensor crafted to further improve surveillance onboard the world’s principal surface combatants.
Saab Sea Giraffe 4A
Saab Sea Giraffe 4A is a medium- to long-range multi-purpose active electronically scanned array (AESA) surveillance radar for naval applications.
Sea Giraffe 4A combines the battle-proven designs from the (Sea) Giraffe Agile Multi Beam (AMB) and Arthur product families with an all-new radar sensor, based on AESA technology.
This S-band AESA radar can be used for automatic air and surface surveillance and tracking, classification of both hovering and moving helicopters, target indication to weapon systems for both anti-air and anti-surface engagements, 360˚ mortar/rocket alert and weapon location, and target designation for long-range surface-to-air missiles (LR-SAM).
The Sea Giraffe 4A scans the search volume up to 70 degrees with 60 rpm and provides an unparalleled 3D target update rate, along with high altitude coverage and monopulse accuracy. The radar simultaneously detects small fast-moving targets at all altitudes and in severe clutter. The surface channel gives a high probability of detecting very small targets in close proximity to the surface, for example rib boats and periscopes.
The Sea Giraffe 4A provides extensive Electronic Counter-Counter Measure (ECCM) to meet the complex ECM environment.