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Giraffe 1X

Short-range mobile radars such as Saab's combat-proven Giraffe 1X radar locate aircraft, helicopters and drones, as well as artillery shells, mortar rounds and rockets simultaneously. The system has a range of 75 kilometers and a detection area of 360 degrees, and in the event of an identified object, it automatically sends information to the connected command and control system. Multifunctional, high-performance 3D radar systems Giraffe 1X also make ground-based air defense highly mobile due to its compactness and low weight of less than 150 kilograms. Mounted on vehicles, the sensor also has a "track on move" mode, enabling real-time monitoring of airspace even when in motion.

Giraffe 1X

Giraffe 1X is an ideal air surveillance component in the Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) domain that provides ground based air defence commanders with engagement quality target data, drone detection and Counter-Artillery, Rocket and Mortar (C-RAM) sense and warn within a single solution. It is the ideal main sensor for a Very Short Range Radar (VSHORAD) system and can be used as a gap filler that complements larger GBAD systems, or as a Counter-UAS (C-UAS) solution.


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Delivering overmatch capability for the modern battlefield. Our Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) is a long-range precision munition that meets the evolving needs of armed forces. GLSDB provides supreme flexibility and complements existing ballistic trajectory weapons, build upon the proven and successful Small Diameter Bomb Increment (SDB I) and Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets. SDB is a 250-pound class weapon with an Advanced Anti-Jam GPS System-aided Inertial Navigation System, combined with a multipurpose, penetrating blast-and-fragmentation warhead and programmable electronic fuze.


GLSDB delivers on the needs of today

Within today’s modern warfare, the importance of a well-equipped artillery has made its mark. Enemy drones are pushing artillery deployment areas further back which means that the demand for artillery with longer range has increased. Range for artillery is a driver for a high cost and in this stage when armies have big holes to fill, cost effectiveness is key. GLSDB is the missile system that has the most superior range vs cost ratio out there. GLSDB with its 150 km range gives armies the possibility to strike high pay-off targets in a with 1 m accuracy deep into enemy territory to a lower cost than all other system.

Soldier loading Carl-Gustaf M4 with HE 448. Soldier with AT4 in the background

Carl-Gustaf® M4

The Carl-Gustaf M4 offers a wide range of ammunition, covering traditional high-explosive and anti-armour ammunition, but also anti-structural, smoke and illumination ammunition. Eleven types of full-calibre ammunition are available today, which offers a combat range up to 1300 meters. Additional capabilities are in the development plan, which includes also guided ammunition with a combat range out to 2000 meters. The Carl-Gustaf ammunition is fired with a reusable firing tube. Carl-Gustaf M4 offers a higher degree of accuracy and compatibility with future innovations, such as advanced fire control units and intelligent ammunition.


The flexibility of the RBS 70 NG design creates a wide range of uses within the same mission. The system can be deployed rapidly and operated in a timely manner from any location, from a mobile vehicle platform or even remotely via a ship-integrated application using the modular vision system. Long-term static defence of strategic assets can also be achieved through a stand-alone, remotely controlled configuration.


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