Saab is more than just airplanes. Saab is a high-technology group that also produces maritime solutions and security systems. Iconic cars have also been produced in the past. Unfortunately not anymore in the present. But the Swedes are expanding rapidly and are now expanding radar production capacities in Fareham, UK.
The new factory will bring 100 to 150 new jobs to south Hampshire and is home to the Giraffe 1X and Giraffe AMB radar systems. The Saab systems are super compact, highly mobile and quick to use. Fareham is the center of excellence for sensor technology in the Saab world. The Swedish group now employs a total of 400 people at this location.
The current investment in Great Britain is just one of many. Across the UK, Saab now has eight main sites focused on software development, underwater robotics, training services, radars and more.
Saab radar production of Giraffe 1X
In recent years, Saab has grown enormously on the island and the number of employees has quadrupled. The current highlight of the production is this Giraffe 1X Deployment Set, which Saab presented to the public for the first time this year.
The set is designed to be easy to transport and use. It is a robust, software-based 3D ASEA radar that requires a very small footprint. It offers high-quality detection of drones, missiles, as well as artillery and mortars. The Saab radar system always remains up-to-date and adapted to threat scenarios via permanent software updates.
In addition to mobility, its strengths also include its highly usable functionality, the short time required to create an aerial image and the high radar range of 75 kilometers.
Production of the Giraffe 1X deployment set, Giraffe AMB and the Saab artillery detection radar has already started in Fareham, Saab said in a statement to the media.
Images courtesy of Saab AB