Saab Technologies

SAAB R5 SOLID AIS (Automatic Identification System) is SAAB’s 5th generation Automatic Identification Transponder System, designed with enhanced features; predicated on the proven success of the R4 AIS System; currently installed on 20,000+ vessels world-wide.

The R5 AIS System showcases cutting edge digital radio technology, based on over five years of research on software-defined radios.  Sharing radio technology with military grade systems, the significantly advanced R5 System represents the future of AIS radios.

The SOLID version of the R5 technology offers users a flexible unit they can rely on long into the future.

Key Features

  • Compact, weather proof design
  • Intuitive graphics interface
  • Crisp color display with sensor for auto dimming
  • USB peripheral support
  • RS-232 and RS-422 interfaces
  • Integrated Pilot plug
  • SART alarm & support for Inland AIS
  • VHF & SART test function
  • Designed for ITU-R M.1371-5
  • Gimbal or flush mount

For SAAB R5 AIS Systems inquiries or customer support, please contact Mackay Government Division at or call +1 (904) 880-4633 Ext. 102.

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