Saab Secures $33-m Order From HAL

Saab, the Swedish defence major has bagged two orders from the Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), worth $33 million. It is for the serial production of integrated electronic warfare self-protection systems for the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Advanced Light Helicopter.

Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2014. Development and production of the Saab’s Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAD) will take place at Saab in Centurion, South Africa, a company release said here today.

The IDAS protects crew and aircraft. It enhances the survivability in diverse and dense environments. The system provides a timely warning against different types of threats including, radar, laser and missile by automatically deploys appropriate counter measures.

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