Launched in 1999, ARTHUR is operational in twelve countries, among them Norway, Sweden, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Spain, Italy, Greece and the UK. The system has been proven in wartime service with the British forces in the second Gulf War in 2003 and served with British and other forces in operations
in Afghanistan and Iraq, where it was used in 24/7 combat operations. Its recorded inherent availability is more than 99.9%.
ARTHUR is designed with unique transportability and ease of operation in mind. The entire system is installed in an ISO-cornered shelter weighing only 4500 kg. This means it can be carried by any single cross-country truck or tracked vehicle with a 5-tonne payload capacity. It also implies high speed for on-road transport as well as high offroad mobility.
The system can be airlifted by a single C-130 using standard equipment for container handling. With larger aircraft, such as the IL-76, C-17 or A400M, all versions can be transported as drive-on/drive-off cargo.
Designed for a high degree of automation, two operators/soldiers can perform both deployment and teardown of ARTHUR in less than two minutes.