Saab to provide MMR for USCG Off-shore Patrol Cutter
Linkoping, Sweden - The order value amounts to USD 16.8M
Defense and security company Saab has received an order from the US Navy to provide the Sea Giraffe Agile Multi Beam (AMB), Multi-Mode Radar (MMR). The order value amounts to USD 16.8M (140 MSEK). Saab’s Sea Giraffe MMR – a 3D, electronically scanned phased array radar – will be deployed on the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) newest class of ship, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). The initial order covers the procurement of two systems with options for additional radars providing a total potential contract value of up to $118.5M USD (960 MSEK). Saab is a world reference in radar and sensor technology. The company’s AN/SPS-77 radar is currently deployed on the US Navy’s Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship. Additionally, 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. The addition of the OPC program to the current Sea Giraffe deliveries will allow Saab to further leverage commonality and provide additional value to the US Navy and Coast Guard. The order will 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 industry’s presence in Central New York and creating more high-tech, local jobs in the region.
World Aeronautical Press Agency