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Saab joins South Korean AESA fighter radar development effort

02 January 2018

Saab has won a contract to support the development of South Korea’s indigenous active electronically scanned array (AESA) fighter radar, the company announced late December 2017.

The SEK125 million (USD15.2 million) deal calls for Saab to provide technology support – namely algorithm development and evaluation expertise – to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration’s (DAPA’s) Agency of Defense Development (ADD) and local industry partner LIG Nex1.

DAPA also earlier announced in May 2017 that it had awarded a KRW40 billion (USD37.6 million) deal with Israel Aerospace Industries’ Elta Systems to support development of an AESA radar destined for the Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft.

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