Swedish defense technology company Saab announced it has launched a new laser rangefinder named Vidar.
Vidar is currently in production for the situational awareness system that Saab will deliver for Australia’s new Arafura class offshore patrol vessels.
Luerssen Australia awarded Saab the contract for the situational awareness system in April 2018, as Saab previously announced.
Rangefinders use a laser beam to measure the distance to the target, and Vidar can be used as an integral part of a surveillance or weapon system, for example in anti-aircraft and anti-ship operations.
“With the latest addition to our laser offer, Vidar, we meet the market’s demand for a laser rangefinder with optimal balance between size and cutting-edge performance. It is in production and will be delivered for Australia’s new Arafura class offshore patrol vessels as a part of the 9LV-based situational awareness system”, says Anders Carp, head of Saab business area Surveillance.