DSEI 2019: SAAB exhibits serial production of its Giraffe 1X radar mounted on Supacat Jackal vehicle
Swedish Company SAAB exhibits for the first time a serial production of its standard Giraffe 1X radar system mounted on a Supacat Jackal vehicle, at the outdoor area of DSEI 2019, the International Defense and Security Exhibition in London, UK.
SAAB Giraffe X1 radar system mounted on Supacat Jackal vehicle. (Picture source SAAB)
At DSEI 2019, the SAAB Giraffe 1X provides a live demonstration of its capabilities by viewing the airspace from its position at the show.
The Giraffe 1X is a compact, lightweight high-performing 3D radar perfect for the ground-based air defense role as well as for civil applications such as airports and site protection as well as naval applications for all types of vessels.
The Giraffe 1X also boasts simultaneous air surveillance, Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) and Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) capability with an Enhanced Low, Slow and Small capability against low observable targets as well as UAVs.
As an example of this application at DSEI, the air picture generated by the Giraffe 1X will be supplied to the nearby stand of Chess Dynamics in support of their counter-UAV system.
“We have brought an operating Giraffe 1X to DSEI to showcase how the radar is the new benchmark in so many ways for the small radar segment. In another first, the Giraffe 1X at DSEI is installed on a Supacat Jackal vehicle, reflecting how the radar’s small footprint and low mass mean it can quickly be deployed wherever the commander’s need is greatest or when rapidity equates to survivability”, says Torbjörn Wolffram, Marketing & Sales, Saab’s business unit Radar Solutions.
The Giraffe 1X can be networked or operated fully self-contained with C3 capabilities. It is designed for flexibility of integration, with the option for both mounted and dismounted applications