US Coast Guard orders Saab’s phased array radar for Offshore Patrol Cutters
The US Navy has awarded Saab a contract to deliver its Sea Giraffe agile multi beam (AMB), multi-mode radar (MMR) for the US Coast Guard’s offshore Patrol Cutters.
The current contract is worth $16.8 million and contains options for further deliveries which could bring the overall contract value to $118.5 million.
Saab’s Sea Giraffe MMR, a 3D, electronically scanned phased array radar, provides high radiated power, selectable waveforms, and modern signal processing to consistently achieve high performance across various marine environments.
The initial order covers the procurement of two systems with options for additional radars.
In addition to the coast guard, the company’s AN/SPS-77 radar is currently deployed on the US Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ship. A derivative of AN/SPS-77 known as AN/SPN-50, is being developed to meet the Air Traffic Control needs on aircraft carrier and amphibious assault class ships for the US Naval Air Systems Command.
Saab said the order would contribute new jobs to SDAS’ Sensor Systems facility in Syracuse, NY. In January, Saab signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with New York State aimed at expanding Saab’s presence in Central New York.
“This allows us to move forward on our Central New York growth strategy, and to expand our deliveries of Saab’s proven naval radar capabilities to these important US Navy and USCG customers”, Erik Smith, president and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA said.