Saab has secured a new order to supply additional radar systems for the U.S. Navyâ€™s two Independence-class littoral combat ships.
The company said Monday General Dynamics placed the order for the AN/SPS-77 variant of Sea Giraffe AMBÂ naval radar for installation aboard the Navyâ€™s LCS 36Â andÂ LCS 38 ships.
Erik Smith, president and CEO of Saabâ€™s U.S. defense and security business, saidÂ Sea GiraffeÂ is designed to meet the specific mission requirements of U.S. maritime services.
Saab, which received the first order for the radar system in 2005, will perform work in Syracuse, N.Y., and Gothenburg, Sweden.
Saab is developing theÂ AN/SPN-50Â radar for CVN-class aircraft carriers and LHA/LHD landing dock ships to meet the Naval Air Systems Commandâ€™s air traffic control requirements and plans to deploy other Sea Giraffe variants forÂ the serviceâ€™s Expeditionary Sea BaseÂ ships and the Coast Guard'sÂ Offshore Patrol Cutter ships.Â