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Saab hoping to edge its radar into Navy’s future frigate program | Defense News
Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan/U.S. Navy

Saab hoping to edge its radar into Navy’s future frigate program | Defense News

The Navy has tapped Raytheon’s Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar as its preferred radar for the future frigate, but Swedish defense company Saab is closely watching the program to see if an opening develops for its Sea Giraffe agile multibeam radar, company officials said Monday.

Saab believes its Sea Giraffe might be able to fill a complimentary role on the future frigate, known as FFG(X), even if the Navy moves ahead with its presumed choice of EASR, said Jay Abendroth, Saab’s vice president and general manager of sensor systems.

“Right now, EASR is the main surveillance radar on there,” he told Defense News during an interview on the floor of the Surface Navy Association symposium.

Source: Saab hoping to edge its radar into Navy’s future frigate program | Defense News