by Richard Tomkins
Linkoping, Sweden (UPI) Apr 8, 2015
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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