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Upgrade in works for Norway's counter-battery radar
by Richard Tomkins
Linkoping, Sweden (UPI) Apr 8, 2015


Hellfire missiles approved for Egypt
Washington (UPI) Apr 8, 2015 - Egypt has been approved by the U.S. State Department for purchase of more than 300 Hellfire missiles through the Foreign Military Sales program.

The 356 AGM-114K/R3 Hellfire II Air-to-Ground missiles, together with associated equipment and support, would be worth an estimated $57 million, according to the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which notified Congress of the possible sale.

"Egypt will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense," the agency said. "While this potential sale would be the first transfer of the R variant of this missile to Egypt, Egypt already has the F and K variants in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles."

The R variant of the air-to-ground weapon has a range of more than 8,700 yards and is suitable for use against bunkers, caves, light vehicles and urban targets.

DSCA said the principal contractor would be Lockheed Martin and that the proposed sale would not require the assignment of U.S. government or contractor personnel to Egypt.

The Norwegian Army's current mobile counter-battery radar is in line for modernization by Saab, which is to design and produce the mid-life upgrade prototype.

The prototype work by Saab on the Arthur, or ARTillery Hunting Radar, was commissioned by the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization and is worth about 13.36 million, Saab said.

The mid-life modernization prototype will include enhanced sensors, development of new command, control and communication functions and integration of the system in a new container that can be carried on multiple types in addition to the Norwegian Army's M113 F4 armored tracked vehicle -- the main carrier for Arthur.

Saab said the sensor upgrade will improve the detection range and accuracy of the system for detection of the location of enemy artillery.

"We are very happy that the Norwegian forces take the step to the latest version of Arthur, which ensures the best possible radar for this application," says Anders Linder, head of Saab's Surface Radar Solutions business unit.

Delivery of the prototype is expected in 2017.

"This is an important step in strengthening Saabs presence in Norway building on the development of Arthur back in the nineties, which were done within Saab in both Sweden and Norway," says Dag Wikoren, head of Saab Marketing & Sales in Norway.


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