4 minute readSaab’s air, land and naval systems at DefExpo

Company Statement

Defense and security company Saab announces its participation in the Indian Defence Exhibition 2012. All Saab’s business areas will be active in the exhibition with a large product portfolio.

Saab’s product portfolio for the Defense Exhibition 2012 includes products from the air, land, naval and civil security domains. A 80-strong delegation from Saab operations around the world are coming together to participate in DefExpo 2012 and share knowledge and experience from their respective domains. At the exhibition this year, Saab is displaying a majority of the product portfolio. The focus is on Land and Naval Systems, with a highlight on the RBS 70 NG missile system. Saab is also displaying its under water AUV systems and the C4I systems, along with camouflage and cutting edge technologies across domains.

As a forerunner to the Defense Exhibition, Saab launched its DefExpo site; http://www.saabgroup.com/About-Saab/Meet_Saab/2012/Defexpo-India-2012/, a virtual space that will carry live updates from the Saab stand at the Defence Exhibition 2012.

Speaking on the importance of DefExpo 2012 for Saab CEO Hakan Bushke says “Saab is growing outside Sweden and India is one of the market areas for Saab. In fact we believe India is a home market for the future, a market that has the potential to be larger than our European markets.”

According to Jan Widerstrom, Chairman, Saab India Technologies Pvt. Ltd., “India is one of our most important markets. The main theme for Saab for this DefExpo is Teaming Up With India in Defence and Security. We really, truly believe that partnership is the way forward to work in India and to be able to fully support the market.”

As Saab celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2012, the emphasis is on partnerships and teaming up for defense and security solutions with India.

Inderjit Sial, Managing Director, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd, says “DefExpo is a biennial opportunity to showcase the full range of products. As India is looking at a high level of defense spending and technology transfer, we see the DefExpo as an opportunity not merely to display our capabilities but also scout for partners who can absorb the transferred technology.”

Recently Saab opened its R&D centre, Saab India Technology Centre in partnership with Mahindra Satyam in Hyderabad. During DefExpo Saab will display the 9 LAND BMS and DCAST in the Mahindra Satyam stand and RBS 15, Saab 2000 and CSEG, and the collaboration regarding Combat System Engineering Group, in the Pipavav stand.

Saab also launched its regional India website; www.saabgroup.com/india. The website details Saab’s extensive presence in India and covers Saab India’s programs and campaigns, products on offer in India, Saab India’s partnerships, Industrial Cooperation and Offset programs. The site is divided under four main heads namely- Saab India, Saab in focus, News and Press Releases and Saab in the media. The regional site also features three promotional images on the top which reflect Saab’s presence in India and its interaction with the Indian public and buyers alike.

In the Land Domain are the RBS 70 NG a versatile missile system developed for all combat situations, the BAMSE System a unique unjammable, all-weather Automatic Command to Line-of-Sight missile system, and the Carl Gustaf M3 Weapon System. Apart from these the Land Domain portfolio also includes the Mobile Camouflage System, the AT4 CS Anti Structure Weapon, Land Electronic Defence System, Giraffe AMB Radar, the GAMER Manpack the Trackfire RWS and the 9 Land Battle Management Systems. Within the Civil Security Domain, Saab brings the Skeldar V-200 Civil Security version.

Saab’s Naval portfolio covers the air, surface and underwater domains, thereby facilitating a total freedom to use the sea. This DefExpo, Saab is displaying the AUV 62 MR an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, designed for autonomous long term missions, the 9LVSAT a Situational Awareness Terminal that brings a tactical picture to naval vessels and the NLWS which is a Naval Laser Warning System capable of detecting and analyzing lasers in blue-water and littoral combat environments.

Saab’s Air Domain product portfolio covers a range of surveillance aircraft as well as the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft, the Gripen. For DefExpo, Saab brings with it the Skeldar V-200 an Unmanned Aircraft System that is fully autonomous and mobile and suitable for a wide range of sensor applications to perform missions such as reconnaissance, surveillance and identification. The Saab 2000 AIRTRACER is an aircraft that is a perfect partner for tactical and strategic missions. The Saab 2000 MPA is a multi-role airborne surveillance platform that offers Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, ISR, maritime patrol and enforcement options. Saab is also bringing with it CARABAS Reconnaissance System, Training Solutions Military Aircraft and the Saab 340 MSA.

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