Saab Giraffe 1X Radar: Compact, Mobile, and Ready for Quick Deployment

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Saab Giraffe 1X Radar
Saab Giraffe 1X Radar

Forget the giant, spinning antennas you might associate with military radars. Modern tech has shrunk these systems down, making them mobile and ready for action on short notice.

Saab, a European defense contractor, is at the forefront of this miniaturization with their recent revealing of the Giraffe 1X Compact Radar Module at Eurosatory, a key defense industry expo.

Unlike the massive ship-based radars we explored earlier, the Giraffe 1X is built for land-based operations and excels at short-range detection while offering crucial mobility for Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) missions.

Saab Giraffe 1X Radar
Saab Giraffe 1X Radar (Saab)

Clocking in at a weight similar to a large adult, the Giraffe 1X radar prioritizes mobility for airspace monitoring. This compact design, around 331 pounds, enables mounting on a variety of vehicles with sufficient load capacity.

Despite its small size, the radar offers impressive reach, meticulously scanning its entire 47-mile zone every second.

Saab, the developer, guarantees exceptional detection of diverse airborne threats, including unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as well as artillery and mortar projectiles.

Fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft are naturally within their tracking capabilities, providing operators with real-time situational awareness through their integrated sense and warning system.

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