GIRAFFE 1X | LIGHT AIR DEFENCE
When agility and presence close to the combat area are essential, the Giraffe 1X short-range 3D radar surveillance system is used to protect mobile forces and assets against airborne threats. The Giraffe 1X is a very short range air defence radar and is used as a gap-filler that provides airspace commanders with the capabilities needed for maintaining continuous and accurate air situational awareness at all stages of the battle.
Giraffe 1X is a small and lightweight yet high-performing 3D radar that is easily integrated in almost any type of mobile platform, fixed structure or C2 system, such as Pseudonaja or Phantom Badger. The system is designed to deliver key capabilities as part of short-range surveillance and Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD).
The radar is very compact, and is used 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.
Giraffe 1X provides early warning and the ability to detect and classify more than 100 different targets – simultaneously. Even in high-clutter environments. The system can be issued with surface surveillance as well as Sense & Warn add-ons and can be operated remotely or locally.
Giraffe 1X is very lightweight with an exceptional small integration footprint. In fact, the complete radar can be transported on a pickup truck-sized vehicle, by helicopter or towed on a trailer. It can be permanently installed on a building or a mast, or integrated into a suitable vehicle. The system can be operated remotely or locally.