Saab Area Surveillance has signed a contract for delivery of the Giraffe 1X surface radar system.

Giraffe 1X is a compact and lightweight 3D active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, featuring the latest in radar technology, including gallium nitride (GaN) circuits. The complete radar is portable and can be transported on a pickup truck-sized vehicle

(Giraffe 1X, Saab Area Surveillance).

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Thales announced its commitment to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea by investing in two new United Kingdom-based trials and training centres.

The new facilities in the United Kingdom will be dedicated to the test and training of autonomous systems.

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Terma recently signed two contracts with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) for the C-Guard naval self-protection soft kill weapon system.

To a South American navy, Terma will deliver C-Guard for integration in the combat suite on a new build frigate. The other contract, with an Asian navy, is for Terma’s supply of the Naval Group CONTRALTO anti torpedo decoy capability to an already existing system.

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Team Challenger 2 has set out some of the improvements it will provide British Army’s Challenger 2 main battle tanks. The United Kingdom is currently hosting Challenger 2 Life Extension Project (LEP) assessment phase.

The modernization package for Challenger 2 Mark 2 tank offered by Team Challenger 2 includes new commander’s integrated crewstation; provisions for active protection systems, future electronic countermeasures, training systems and enhanced decision support systems; modular armour; weapon upgrades; improved sighting systems; new control panels; the latest hand controllers; intelligent flat panel displays; and capability of operating with unmanned ground and aerial vehicles, and potentially autonomous vehicles.

Partners in Team Challenger 2 include BAE Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems-UK, QinetiQ, General Dynamics Mission Systems International, Leonardo, Moog and Safran.

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Safran Electronics & Defense has signed its first sales contract for the PASEO NS, which will outfit new frigates deployed by an Asian navy.

Delivered at the end of 2018, these PASEO NS gyrostabilized sights will offer both surveillance and fire control of naval guns of all calibers.

It features a video camera, medium wave infrared channel and laser rangefinder. The PASEO NS can detect and automatically track all threats, conventional or asymmetrical, from near the ship out to the horizon.

(PASEO NS, Safran Electronics & Defense).

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Saab Support & Services has signed a contract for maintenance of the Swedish Armed Forces’ telecommunications net for 2017-2018. The contracts were signed with the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and concerns the maintenance of the Swedish Armed Forces’ telecommunications net, as well as planning, installation, and operational start-up. The contract was signed in June 2017.

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Saab is resenting the Gripen Aggressor fighter jet concept at DSEI 2017.

Gripen Aggressor is based on the Gripen C-series aircraft and was designed as a platform for the adversary air combat training market.

Gripen Aggressor provides a dissimilar opponent aircraft system against which pilots will sharpen and refine their combat skills so as to fight and win against an advanced enemy threat.

An aggressor, or adversary, aircraft, is used to act as an opposing force in advanced military combat training.

Saab sees potential for the platform as a high-level aggressor option within both the United States Air Force’s Adversary Air (ADAIR) and United Kingdom’s Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) requirements.

(Gripen Aggressor fighter jet, Saab).

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