Giraffe 1X radar Lightweight multi-mission surveillance

Giraffe 1X on Supacat Jackal
Giraffe 1X 3D short-range radar.
Giraffe 1X 3D short-range radar volume search


  • A small lightweight yet high performing 3D radar
  • Enables unique flexibility and redundancy in GBAD solutions
  • Covers the entire search volume every second

When agility and presence close to the combat area are essential, the Giraffe 1X short-range 3D radar surveillance system is there to protect mobile forces and assets against airborne threats. The Giraffe 1X is an ideal air surveillance component in the VSHORAD domain and can be used as a gap-filler that provides airspace commanders with the capabilities needed for maintaining continuous and accurate air situational awareness.

Highly capable with small footprint

Giraffe 1X is a small and lightweight yet highperforming 3D radar that is easily integrated in almost any type of mobile platform, fixed structure or C2 system. The system is designed to deliver key capabilities as part of short-range surveillance and Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD).

Accessing the bigger picture

The compact concept makes Giraffe 1X the perfect choice when continuous air surveillance is desired. It provides swift understanding of the air situation, enabling immediate and effective response to changing threats, new tactics and shifting operational conditions. The system monitors the air volume 360 degrees for air targets and simultaneously locates and warns against incoming rocket, artillery and mortar rounds.

Counter-UAV function

Features include Saab’s unique function for enhanced low, slow and small (ELSS) target detection, which provides a dedicated counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capability.


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