U.S. Navy selects Saab to provide shipboard air traffic radarsNews
September 22, 2016
AUSHBURN, Va. U.S. Navy officials selected Saab Defense and Security USA to provide the AN/SPN-50 (V)1 Shipboard Air Traffic Radar. It will deploy on the U.S. Navy?s Aircraft Carrier (CVN) and Amphibious Assault (LH) class ships, and replace the current AN/SPN-43C Air Traffic Radar.
The first order consists of three radars over a four-year period under the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program. The SPN-50 system supports the deployment, sustainment and operation of aviation assets by providing aircraft position, radar signal, and weather data.
"With the SPN-50, air traffic controllers can support joint coalition forces across the full range of military operations in all weather conditions,” says Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA.
Read more on radars: