Radar and C2 Systems Proven at Arctic Challenge Exercise 2021

Saab’s Giraffe 1X radar and its packaged, scalable Command and Control system was used to securely plan, monitor and evaluate flights while participating in the Arctic Challenge Exercise as a whole By DA Staff / 01 Oct 2021
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Saab has successfully demonstrated its Giraffe 1X radar and a Command and Control (C2) system at the multinational Arctic Challenge Exercise 2021 (ACE 21).

The systems were operating alongside more than 70 military aircraft from eight different countries, which gathered in Norway, Finland and Sweden to develop air combat tactics, techniques and procedures.

Giraffe 1X together with a packaged, scalable C2 system was used to securely plan, monitor and evaluate flights while participating in the exercise as a whole. 

ACE 21 was an opportunity to test both systems in conditions close to a real air defense operational environment, both with and against the participating aircraft. Giraffe’s advanced detection capabilities and its ability to rapidly redeploy across many kilometres demonstrated how survivability is maximised.

Giraffe 1X is a small, lightweight, high performing, multi-mission, 3D radar that enables unique flexibility and redundancy in ground-based air defense solutions. The system provides commanders with engagement quality target data, drone detection and Counter-Artillery, Rocket and Mortar (C-RAM) sense and warn within a single solution. 

“Our systems are designed to overcome tough challenges and this was proven during ACE 21,” said Fredrik Sämfors, Program Manager, Surface Radar Solutions, Saab.

“The exercise was complex and put both Giraffe 1X and the C2 system in an advanced tactical and operating environment. We were pleased to receive positive feedback on how capably the systems performed.” 

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