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ARTHUR

WEAPON LOCATING SYSTEM

Artillery Hunting Radar
Mats Hansson
Marketing and sales
+46 31 794 9345

Enemy artillery is the greatest threat to your operations. If only you knew the location of the artillery, your chances would improve. Well, ask Arthur! Arthur provides the accurate location of artillery weapons within a 60 km range, enabling timely and accurate counter-battery fire.

DEVELOPMENTS AND UPGRADES

Our products undergo continuous development, allowing opportunities to apply for modernisation and upgrades.

SUPPORT

Saab has developed a flexible system for logistic support. We provide end-to-end support, from delivery via training and combat operations, to system phase-out. The logistic-support system is tailored to suit each customer, based on national policies and needs.

BECOMING A CUSTOMER

As a customer of Saab’s you benefit from a complete life commitment. It is our utmost ambition to support and facilitate your use of our products and services. That is why we are always willing to walk that extra mile to develop a strong and trustful relationship.

Being a customer of ours means that you can rely onSaab’s innovative and technologically advanced state-of-the-art products. But also, it means that you can rely on our dedication and willingness to provide our entire knowledge and know-how for improving your operations. That’s what we call a true commiment.

FINANCING

There are several financing options such as leasing.

Features

Arthur is a standalone C-band medium-range weapon-locating system that detects and locates enemy fire. It utilises a passive phased-array antenna technology for optimised battlefield performance. The technology provides the perfect balance between mobility, range, accuracy, ECCM, operational availability and operational cost.

Proven operational availability

  • Comprehensive built-in test and high degree of automation
  • Man-machine interface developed with extensive user co-operation and feedback
  • Mean Time Between Critical Failure (MTBCF) > 1,800 hours
  • Applications include counter-battery operations, fire control, peace-enforcement missions and force protection by suppressing enemy rockets, artillery and mortars (RAM)

For training purposes at full-size exercises, Arthur has a built-in simulator that creates realistic scenarios. At base, training can be done with a Classroom Trainer (CLT) able to create large scenarios, in the current area of operation, involving three or more radars.



In use

The Arthur system is widely used by demanding customers around the world.

Examples of customers are:

  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Greece
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • UK

More than 60 Arthur units have been sold and their availability is well proven from thousands of hours’ operation.

Technical specification

General

  • Fully coherent pulse-Doppler radar
  • Liquid-cooled TWT
  • MTD receiver with adaptive wind compensation
  • Frequency: C-band, 5.4–5.9 GHz
  • Instrumented range: 20, 30, 40, 60 km
  • Capacity: > 100 targets per minute

Coverage

  • Up to 120° instantaneous
  • 360° mechanicalMulti-radar co-ordination

 

Antenna

  • Passive phased array
  • Self-levelling turntable
  • Electronically stabilised (no support legs)

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