The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to Saab for the mid-life extension and support of its Arthur weapon locating systems. Arthur is known in the UK as the Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield (MAMBA) radar.
The order was booked in Q4 2019 and Saab will undertake the Mid-Life Extension to cater for obsolescence management by the insertion of modern technology, thereby extending its out-of- service date.
Deliveries of upgraded Arthur weapon locating systems are to take place between 2022 and 2023, while the support contract runs from 2020-2026.
Saab will carry out the work in Gothenburg, Sweden, with support also taking place at 5th Regiment Royal Artillery’s Marne Barracks in Catterick, UK.
“Our Arthur systems have contributed to protecting UK forces for more than 15 years. We look forward to continuing to strengthen the UK’s weapon locating capability for years to come,” says Anders Carp, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.
Arthur weapon locating systems protects forces and civilians by providing warning of incoming fire and is also used for tasks including counterbattery missions and fire control.
The first Arthur systems were delivered by Saab to the UK in 2003, and the systems have supported operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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