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Air threats are ever-evolving. Our MSHORAD Solution provides a highly mobile and formidable anti-air capability to effectively identify, deter, or neutralize airborne threats.

Key features

Identifies and counteracts all aerial threats
Detects targets, reacts and strikes fast
Fills in the gaps in existing defence

Safe sky, secure ground

Aerial threats are continuously evolving. To counter these evolving threats, modern radar systems must contend with high energy laser weapons, electronic warfare, unmanned aerial vehicles and guided munitions, without letting any target go unnoticed.

The future of mobile air defence
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MSHORAD infographic
MSHORAD infographic
MSHORAD infographic
The future of mobile air defence
Transforming ground-based air defence
Giraffe 1X
  • Extensive range
  • 360-degree coverage
  • Fast and accurate target detection
  • Local air picture compilation
  • Threat evaluation and weapon assignment
  • Time-to-fire calculation
Mobile Firing Unit
  • Unjammable laser-guided missiles
  • Automatic target tracking
  • Multi-taget capability

Identifies, reacts, removes


Our Mobile Short-Range Air Defence (MSHORAD) solution unites the Giraffe 1X radar, C2 command and control communication platform, and RBS 70 NG Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for quick and effective identification and counteraction of air threats. In short, MSHORAD will detect any target, react and strike when time is of the essence.


MSHORAD journey

Saab's Mobile Short-Range Air Defence (MSHORAD) solution acts as a protective shield for moving units. It enables them to identify and counter air threats quickly, effectively and with ease.

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Fills in the gaps


Our Mobile Short-Range Air Defence (MSHORAD) solution – comprising Saab's Giraffe 1X, C2 and RBS 70 NG Remote Weapon System (RWS) – enables moving units to identify and counter air threats quickly and effectively.

In action

MSHORAD is designed to travel alongside units, offering relentless protection and defence in a moving combat area.
Giraffe 1X MSHORAD
In an operational scenario, a vehicle with Giraffe 1X first manoeuvres to a secure position some distance behind the unit.
The command and control system (C2) creates a local air picture, evaluates the threat and provides automatic engagement support.
Once data is received, RBS 70 NG’s missiles engage within five seconds. The product also features visual 3D cueing.

For any vehicle

Small, lightweight and man-portable, each component can be easily installed onto any vehicle platform for exceptionally versatile deployment. The solution’s modular design means it is incredibly flexible and can be installed alongside existing equipment.


Did you know...

MSHORAD is our complete air-defense solution for identification and countering air threats quickly and effectively. Here are some interesting facts about MSHORAD you may not already know.

  • Giraffe 1X is in a class of its own with its combination of small size, multi-role capabilities, range performance and flexibility
  • Giraffe 1X can detect a UAV lighter than a milk carton as far as 4 km from the radar
  • If you place the sustainer motor of a Bolide missile on the package holder at the back of a bicycle and a medium-built person as the rider, the sustainer motor will accelerate the vehicle 0-100 km/h in ONE second

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