Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC. (SDAS) will support the U.S. Air Force's next generation Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR) System. The 3DELRR contract has been awarded to Raytheon. Saab is a supplier to Raytheon on the program.
Saab has been chosen to support hardware and software development on the USAF 3DELRR program. Being selected for this program further demonstrates Saab's expertise as a major technological provider of ground-based radar systems. There are no new orders placed to SDAS, at present, in relation to the announcement on October 6.
"We are proud to be a technology partner to Raytheon on the delivery of this advanced capability to the United States Air Force. The Air Force conducted a thorough, comprehensive procurement that resulted in our warfighters receiving the best technical solution to meet their demands," says Erik Smith, Vice President and General Manager of the SDAS Sensor Systems Business Unit. "In the longer term, this award will help grow our company and bring high-tech jobs to Central New York as we ramp up to meet our commitments to Raytheon in support of 3DELRR."
3DELRR will help defend warfighters against emerging threats by detecting, identifying, tracking and reporting aircraft and missiles with a modern, highly expeditionary air surveillance and theater ballistic missile detection radar.