Production Giraffe 1X radar comes to DSEI

Saab will be exhibiting a serial production standard Giraffe 1X, at the DSEI exhibition for the first time. The Giraffe 1X 3D solid-state radar will be located at the East outdoor display area 23.

The Giraffe 1X will provide a live demonstration of its capabilities by viewing the airspace from its position at the show. Visitors will be able to talk to Saab experts about its unique features and see for themselves the high quality situational awareness users can expect.

The Giraffe 1X is a compact, lightweight high-performing 3D radar perfect for the ground based air defence role as well as for civil applications such as airports and site protection as well as naval applications for all types of vessels.

The Giraffe 1X also boasts simultaneous air surveillance, Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) and Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) capability with an Enhanced Low, Slow and Small capability against low observable targets as well as UAVs. As an example of this application at DSEI, the air picture generated by the Giraffe 1X will be supplied to the nearby stand of Chess Dynamics in support of their counter-UAV system.

“We have brought an operating Giraffe 1X to DSEI to showcase how the radar is the new benchmark in so many ways for the small radar segment. In another first, the Giraffe 1X at DSEI is installed on a Supacat Jackal vehicle, reflecting how the radar’s small footprint and low mass mean it can quickly be deployed wherever the commander’s need is greatest or when rapidity equates to survivability”,  says Torbjörn Wolffram, Marketing & Sales, Saab’s business unit Radar Solutions.

The Giraffe 1X can be networked or operated fully self-contained with C3 capabilities. It is designed for flexibility of integration, with the option for both mounted and dismounted applications.