Saab has received an additional order for the Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar, designated AN/SPS-77 by the U.S. Navy, for installation on the U.S.
The order, placed by General Dynamics, is further testament to Saab’s continued growth in the U.S. market. The radars will be installed on Navy’s newest Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships, the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36) and the future USS Pierre (LCS 38).
Saab received the first order for Sea Giraffe AMB for the Littoral Combat Ships in 2005. Since that time, Saab has continuously developed the standard Giraffe AMB sensor to meet multiple missions in the U.S. sea services from open-ocean blue-water applications into the littorals.
“Saab is a world leader in radar and sensor technology. With the Sea Giraffe, in its many variants, we provide the U.S. Sea Services with a highly capable and flexible system designed to meet the specific needs of the mission,” says Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA.
In addition to the AN/SPS-77 currently being deployed on Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships, variants of Sea Giraffe are also being developed for U.S. Navy Expeditionary Sea Base ships and U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter class ships. Saab is also developing a derivative of the AN/SPS-77 known as AN/SPN-50, to meet the air traffic control needs of the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for deployment on CVN class aircraft carriers and LHA/LHD class landing dock ships.
Saab will carry out the work in Syracuse, NY. in the U.S. and Gothenburg, Sweden.