South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has entered into a support contract with Saab for its Arthur Weapon Locating System.
The Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract for Republic of Korea Army and Marine Corps units includes spare parts supply and support from 2018-2023.
“South Korea, the largest operator of our Arthur Weapon Locating System, is a very important customer with demanding requirements. This five-year contract is further proof of our successful collaboration with the South Korean forces and we are proud to continue contributing to the country’s safety by providing on-site support for the Arthur systems, says Anders Carp, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.
South Korea took first delivery of Arthur systems, more than a decade ago in 2009 and Saab has had annual support contracts for these systems in place since 2012.
Additional Arthur systems were delivered to South Korea from 2012 under a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) with the South Korea’s LIG Nex1.
Saab will supply all spare parts from its facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, while the majority of the support work will be undertaken by local support teams in South Korea
The Arthur weapon-locating radar system can provide an enhanced 90 second warning of incoming enemy artillery and has the ability to rapidly detect incoming artillery fire and can calculate the firing site and point of impact, enabling effective counter-fire within a few seconds.