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  • 2017

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  • In Latin America’s remote forests, there is an ongoing struggle between public authorities and drug cartels. In the lush greenery, cocaine labs and landing strips for small, light aircraft are easy to hide and to move. Authorities face a huge challenge detecting these, and that’s where the Swedish airborne surveillance solutions from Saab can contribute.

     
  • In October 2015, the first group of Brazilians chosen to participate in the Gripen NG technology transfer program moved to Sweden. During this period, engineers and technicians received theoretical and practical training. Following this, they acquired skills and knowledge for the development and the production of the fighter.

     
  • Finding the needle in the haystack

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    When radar was first introduced during the Second World War it typically looked at the middle range, before evolving to have a detection range that fitted the time needed to reach the target, whether that was scrambling fighter jets or guiding missiles.

     
  • Arboga, Sweden. Saab’s deliveries to Brazil go way beyond the Gripen fighters. Even before the multirole fighter takes to the skies, the technical and cultural exchange between the two countries is already intense. Since January 2017, engineers from AEL Sistemas have been in Arboga to learn in detail the concept developed by Saab for the automatic test equipment(ATE) and for maintaining the avionics units on the aircraft.

     
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  • Safer skies with RBS 70 NG

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    From mega events to the battlefield, the features of Saab’s new-generation RBS 70 NG missile defence system optimises air safety while reducing the risk of friendly fire incidents.

    From mega events to the battlefield, the features of Saab’s new-generation RBS 70 NG missile defence system optimises air safety while reducing the risk of friendly fire incidents.

     
  • 2016

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  • When the Brazilian Federal Government signed the agreement with Saab covering the development and production of 36 Gripen NG, the contract also included a technology transfer programme. The aim with the programme is to provide the Brazilian aerospace industry with the technology and knowledge needed to maintain and develop Gripen for Brazil. A key milestone in the programme is the opening of the Gripen Design and Development Network (GDDN) in Brazil.

     
  • Protecting Maritime Traffic

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    To meet cost-saving targets and reduce environmental impact, international shipping needs to be controlled with the same precision as the aviation world. This calls for traffic management systems that micromanage the routing and timing of entire shipping lanes.

    To meet cost-saving targets and reduce environmental impact, international shipping needs to be controlled with the same precision as the aviation world. This calls for traffic management systems that micromanage the routing and timing of entire shipping lanes.

     
  • 3

  • Hard to hide – Barracuda´s success story

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    From fishing nets to world-class military concealment equipment. For 60 years its talent for technical innovation has characterised Saab Barracuda – whose unique camouflage system can conceal soldiers and tanks through to large ships

    From fishing nets to world-class military concealment equipment. For 60 years its talent for technical innovation has characterised Saab Barracuda – whose unique camouflage system can conceal soldiers and tanks through to large ships.

     
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  • The Future Built in

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    A modern fighter aircraft will have an operational life of thirty to forty years, perhaps more. This poses a great challenge for air forces. How can you maintain technological superiority over the fighter’s entire life in service? Especially when engineering capabilities are becoming more widely available, to both friends and foes, and technology advances much faster.

    A modern fighter aircraft will have an operational life of thirty to forty years, perhaps more. This poses a great challenge for air forces. How can you maintain technological superiority over the fighter’s entire life in service? Especially when engineering capabilities are becoming more widely available, to both friends and foes, and technology advances much faster.

     
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  • Offering a significantly expanded radar horizon over ground- and ship-based options, Saab’s Erieye Airborne Early Warning and Control radar system is suitable for both defence and rescue applications.

    Offering a significantly expanded radar horizon over ground- and ship-based options, Saab’s Erieye Airborne Early Warning and Control radar system is suitable for both defence and rescue applications.

     
  • What one sees - all will know

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    Threats are no longer just emerging on the battlefield. Piracy, smuggling and terrorism are challenging the traditional roles of armed forces. At the same time, shrinking defence budgets is making it difficult to sustain existing levels of capability. The race is on to provide forces with advanced and integrated technology to meet the broader spectrum of threats and to achieve maximum return from limited resources.

    Threats are no longer just emerging on the battlefield. Piracy, smuggling and terrorism are challenging the traditional roles of armed forces. At the same time, shrinking defence budgets is making it difficult to sustain existing levels of capability. The race is on to provide forces with advanced and integrated technology to meet the broader spectrum of threats and to achieve maximum return from limited resources.

     
  • 2015

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  • In 1945, the Swedish defence materiel procurement authority commissioned Saab to develop a new advanced jet fighter. The development work resulted in a chubby aircraft that was quickly dubbed the Flying Barrel (Tunnan). Access to German research meant that the aircraft could be given a swept wing, resulting in excellent performance.

    In 1945, the Swedish defence materiel procurement authority commissioned Saab to develop a new advanced jet fighter. The development work resulted in a chubby aircraft that was quickly dubbed the Flying Barrel (Tunnan). Access to German research meant that the aircraft could be given a swept wing, resulting in
    excellent performance.

     
  • Saab 32 Lansen

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    The development of Saab's 1150 project, which eventually became the Saab 32 Lansen, began in earnest in 1948. The aircraft had twin-seats, low wings and was intended as an attack aircraft to replace the B 18.

    The development of Saab's 1150 project, which eventually became the Saab 32 Lansen, began in earnest in 1948. The aircraft had twin-seats, low wings and was intended as an attack aircraft to replace the B 18.

     
  • Saab 35 Draken

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    The Saab 35 fighter aircraft started being planned as a replacement for the J 29 Tunnan in the autumn of 1949 under the leadership of Erik Bratt. The Swedish defence materiel procurement authority required the aircraft to perform at high supersonic speeds and be able to engage targets at high altitudes.

    The Saab 35 fighter aircraft started being planned as a replacement for the J 29 Tunnan in the autumn of 1949 under the leadership of Erik Bratt. The Swedish defence materiel procurement authority required the aircraft to perform at high supersonic speeds and be able to engage targets at high altitudes.

     
  • Although everything that is developed here at Saab is almost always specialised, it frequently leads to new applications that make life safer and more secure. One of the earliest examples goes back to the early days of aviation. Back then, if an aircraft lost manoeuvrability the pilot simply climbed out of the cockpit and jumped.

    Although everything that is developed here at Saab is almost always specialised, it frequently leads to new applications that make life safer and more secure. One of the earliest examples goes back to the early days of aviation. Back then, if an aircraft lost manoeuvrability the pilot simply climbed out of the cockpit and jumped.

     
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