Saab wins a contract for Arthur Weapon Locating System
- September 26, 2018
Saab and South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) have signed a contract, worth approximately SEK500 million ($56.8 million), for the Arthur Weapon Locating System.
The contract, includes spare parts supply and support for the ROK Army and Marine Corps, will be valid for the 2018 through 2023 period.
Saab made the first delivery of Arthur systems to South Korea in 2009, and has had annual support contracts for these systems in place since 2012.
South Korea deploys Saab’s Arthur weapon-locating radar system to detect incoming enemy artillery 24/7 and gives an enhanced 90 second warning of incoming fire. Arthur has the ability to rapidly detect incoming artillery fire and can calculate the firing site and point of impact, enabling effective counter-fire within a few seconds.