GIRAFFE 8A | LONG RANGE AIR DEFENCE
The Giraffe 8A is a 3D Long-Range AESA radar system on the S-band, designed for the highest level of situational awareness and ballistic missile defence.
It is provided to units in versions for fixed, transportable and mobile applications, all providing exceptional range, search volume and multi-role capabilities, combined with outstanding operational flexibility.
Giraffe 8A has the capability to rapidly detect, track and report all air-breathing targets within the sensor coverage. Its chief duty is to detect, track and report short and medium range
If the situation dictates, the commanding officer can choose between search in the entire 360° volume or an optimised search in a sector (40°-100°). Both have coverage up to 65° of elevation.
The Giraffe 8A is carried on a MAN HX series truck, with supporting infrastructure also following, and has an instrumented range of 470km.