Saab appears to be tempting fate, since the defence group has apparently decided to offer Finland a new and unproven radar system for its Navy’s four new Corvettes, reports Dagens Industri.
Saab’s Surface Solutions in Gothenburg has been working intensively to develop a radar with fixed panel configuration, Sea Giraffe 4A FF, but the product is not operational as yet and Saab does not have a reference order. The procurement documents show that Finland’s Ministry of Defence is seeking “proven solutions and standards”, which would indicate that Saab is disregarding the criteria that have been set.
Tenders are to be submitted by the end of next week and, according to one source, Saab will present the new system to Finland, although a proven solution may also be submitted.
Saab does not wish to comment, other than to say “all orders are important to us”.
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