by Geoff Ziezulewicz
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2016
Saab has launched its land-based Giraffe 1X radar in the U.S. market, the company announced Monday.
The new, compact radar system offers advanced capabilities against small targets, along with the capacity to address multiple threat types, the company said in a statement.
The company also said it plans to transfer the system's intellectual property to its subsidiary, Saab Defense and Security USA, to meet the needs of the American market.
Officials said the move will accelerate U.S. troops fielding the capability while reducing cost and risk.
Giraffe 1X offers short-range air defense, sense-and-warn capabilities and counter-drone and counter-rocket, artillery and mortar functions.
It is mountable on vehicles, vessels and fixed installations.
Quantum Imaging gets Multi-spectral Targeting System contract
The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period covers short-wave infrared camera assemblies, visible-near infrared camera, low-light scientific complementary metal-oxide semiconductor camera, repairs and provisioning item order spare parts for the system.
The cameras are part of the supplies required for the replacement and sustainment of the Multi-spectral Targeting System configurations that support Navy, Army and Air Force aircraft.
These systems provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, detection, identification and targeting capability in day and night operations for manned and unmanned platforms.
Work will be performed in Colorado and has an expected completion date of September 2021.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center is the contracting entity.
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