Saab to supply Sea Giraffe naval radar at Royal Canadian Navy

According to a press release published by Saab on December 20, 2021, the company has signed a contract for multi-role Sea Giraffe AMB naval radars antenna kits, for the upgrade of the Royal Canadian Navy's Halifax Class frigates. The contract also includes associated equipment and spare parts with an order value of over SEK 300 million.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Artist rendering of Sea Giraffe AMB radar (Picture source: Saab)

The upgrade is based on the customers' requirement to sustain the service life and enhance the performance of the Halifax Class frigates. The work will be carried out in Halifax, Canada, and Gothenburg, Sweden, starting this calendar year and continuing through 2026.

Sea Giraffe AMB is a multi-role 3D surveillance radar system for naval applications. It provides medium-range, simultaneous air, and surface surveillance and has a weapon designation capability. It is suitable for demanding naval environments from the littorals to blue-water operations.

The Halifax-class frigate also referred to as the City class, is a class of multi-role patrol frigates that have served the Royal Canadian Navy since 1992. The ships can reach a top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h) with a maximum cruising range of 9,500 nautical miles (17,600 km).

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