Saab has installed the third SR-3 radar at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden.

The deployment of the latest generation radar follows a contract awarded to Saab by the government-owned airport operator Swedavia in 2016 for the replacement of aging Surface Movement Radars.

Saab Air Traffic Management business unit head Mike Gerry said: “The combination of our experienced teams and Saab’s proven SMR product design allowed us to deliver not one but three low-risk installations in near record time.

“This short system downtime is crucial to Swedavia and all of our customers around the world.”

The installation was carried out by Saab’s surface movement radar (SMR) team with installation support from local contractor Eltel.

“With this, Swedavia has now secured safe operation for many years to come.”

After installation of all three radars, the Saab team wrapped up site acceptance testing for the SMR and integration with the existing Saab Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS).

Swedavia chief technical officer Per Arenhage said: “The installation has been very fast and smooth and carried out in a professional way by technicians from Saab and Eltel.

“Swedavia is very pleased with the collaboration with Saab and looks forward to continued cooperation. With this, Swedavia has now secured safe operation for many years to come.”

Saab’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) capability includes airport operations, surveillance sensors, ATC automation, collaborative decision-making, and digital towers.

Saab’s solutions are used by air navigation service providers, airports and airlines at more than 100 locations in approximately 45 countries.