Saab’s Enhanced Low, Slow and Small (ELSS) system is a capability that enables the company’s Giraffe range of air surveillance and air defence systems to distinguish between UAVs and birds with accuracy. Its Giraffe portfolio now includes the ground based long-range Giraffe 8A, as well as sea and land versions of the Giraffe 4A, the short-range Giraffe 1X and medium-range Giraffe AMB. Giraffe radars are equipped to detect stealth-cloaked aircraft, and that they also feature industry-leading jamming resistance measures.
In February 2019, Lockheed Martin, Diehl Defence and Saab announced an agreement to develop the Falcon™ air defense weapon system. According to a Lockheed Martin press release, Falcon integrates Diehl’s 40-kilometer range Infra-Red Imaging System Tail/Thrust Vector-Controlled (IRIS-T) SLM interceptor and vertical launcher, Saab’s 360-degree AESA Giraffe 4A radar through Lockheed Martin’s flexible SkyKeeper command and control battle manager. Falcon’s open architecture allows the system to easily integrate into any air operations centre.
In June 2022 Saab AB and Robin Radar Systems signed an agreement to collaborate on global business opportunities. The purchase agreement provides Saab access to Robin Radar’s complete portfolio of drone and bird detection radar systems for a range of international clients within the aviation and security sectors.