Saab contracted to upgrade Australian Army’s rocket warning system

February 22, 2019


Feb. 21 (UPI) — Saab said Thursday it will update equipment for the Australian Army’s Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System used to detect incoming rockets, artillery and mortars.

The Swedish company received the order for the C-RAM in December, according to a press release.

WAVES equipment provides early warning audible and visual alerts when the C-RAM sensors detect and identify an incoming threat from an exclusion zone.

The C-RAM, which includes multiple sensors, C2 nodes and warning systems, is built around Saab’s Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam radar, which can detect a range of incoming threats, from mortar and artillery rounds and rockets to small drones and fast-moving aircraft.

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