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Re: AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars for the GDP class frigates
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2016, 09:57:45 AM »
Two units were ordered because Andres Bonifacio wasn't on deck yet as an EDA asset. The analysis took at least six months by US NAVSEA to determine best options for the GDP class in terms of sensor fit. I'm curious to know if they came to any conclusions about covered comms and TDL. That would mostly complete the gaps in interoperability. The other less likely piece is EW, since that's a lot of sensitivity around the threat libraries.

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Official press release from Saab:

US to Export Saab’s Sea Giraffe AMB Radar in Foreign Military Sales Deal

Press release
21 May 2018

Saab will supply the Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the US and the Philippines.

The Sea Giraffe AMB (designated as AN/SPS-77 by the USN) will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates: BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16), both former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters. The sale also includes Saab’s 9LV for radar control and display for enhanced situational awareness.

“With Sea Giraffe AMB currently part of three separate US Navy programmes, this contract further strengthens Saab’s position as a trusted supplier for the US Navy. We are proud that our world-class naval radar meets the USN’s standards and needs,” says Anders Carp, Head of Saab business area Surveillance.

Sea Giraffe AMB offers 3D, multi-role, medium-range air and surface surveillance.