Saab has received a $76.2 million contract to provide support services for South Korea’s Arthur mobile weapon locating systems.
Signed with the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the five-year deal also requires the Swedish defense company to deliver spare parts for Arthur.
According to Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of surveillance business at Saab, the agreement will ensure that the fleet of Arthur WLS operated by the Republic of Korea Armed Forces will remain in excellent availability.
To fulfill the contract’s requirements, Saab will collaborate with its support team already deployed in South Korea.
Meanwhile, a unit in Gothenburg, Sweden will provide the back-office support required for the systems and oversee the shipment of spare parts.
Arthur WLS is designed for frontline deployment to give commanders increased maneuverability, allowing them to quickly launch counter-fires to neutralize threats.
Saab said the system detects and tracks artillery projectiles on the battlefield and generates points of impact to inform the intelligence community.
Arthur’s mobility, operational range and high accuracy support all kinds of counter-battery operations, the company added.