SAAB to Provide Multi-Mode Radar to the US Coast Guard

The U.S. Navy has placed an order with Saab to provide the Sea Giraffe Agile Multi Beam (AMB), Multi-Mode Radar (MMR). The order value amounts to $16.8M USD.

Saab's Sea Giraffe MMR is a 3D, electronically scanned phased array radar that will be deployed on the US Coast Guard's (USCG) newest class of ship, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). The MMR provides high radiated power, selectable waveforms, and modern signal processing to consistently achieve high performance across various marine environments. 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.

Saab'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 Saab's presence in Central New York and creating more high-tech, local jobs in the region.