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  • 2016

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  • Saab Walks The Talk On Gender Equality

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    Recognizing Saab’s effort in creating an equal workspace for men and women, the Industry Equality Prize for 2016 has been awarded to Saab.

    Recognizing Saab’s effort in creating an equal workspace for men and women, the Industry Equality Prize for 2016 has been awarded to Saab.

     
  • Model Based Development Leads The Way

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    Since the unveiling of Gripen E in May 2016, the programme has seen great progress. Validation and verification activities such as tests in rigs and simulators have been performed and the ground test period is in full swing. The way model based development has been approached has been successful. "Power on" and engine starts are just two examples of important milestones that has been accomplished during the last months.

    Since the unveiling of Gripen E in May 2016, the programme has seen great progress. Validation and verification activities such as tests in rigs and simulators have been performed and the ground test period is in full swing. The way model based development has been implemented, has been successful. "Power on" and engine starts are just two examples of important milestones that has been accomplished during the last months.

     
  • Eyes On Target

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    A Helmet Mounted Display, HMD, helps pilots pinpoint easier, lock onto a target, and shoot faster.

    A Helmet Mounted Display, HMD, helps pilots pinpoint easier, lock onto a target, and shoot faster.

     
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  • A smart air force has to answer many questions when it comes to making its air power choices for the 21st Century. No single element defines combat effectiveness for the modern fighter. To fly, fight and win a combat aircraft must combine a number of factors, in a single balanced design. To be relevant and effective a modern air force must be aware of these elements, and master them all.

     

    A smart air force has to answer many questions when it comes to making its air power choices for the 21st Century. No single element defines combat effectiveness for the modern fighter. To fly, fight and win a combat aircraft must combine a number of factors, in a single balanced design. To be relevant and effective a modern air force must be aware of these elements, and master them all.

     
  • Designed To Be Future Proof

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    Pilots like nothing better than having the latest fighter, but few pilots ever fly a plane capable of evolving to meet an uncertain future.

    Pilots like nothing better than having the latest fighter, but few pilots ever fly a plane capable of evolving to meet an uncertain future.

     
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  • Defence and security company Saab and Ashok Leyland have joined hands to manufacture Truck Simulators in India under the Make in India concept. The two companies signed a teaming agreement in the end of 2015. The simulator is based in original Ashok Leyland cabin with Saab simulation technology integrated.

    Defence and security company Saab and Ashok Leyland have joined hands to manufacture Truck Simulators in India under the Make in India concept. The two companies signed a teaming agreement in the end of 2015. The simulator is based in original Ashok Leyland cabin with Saab simulation technology integrated.

     
  • Four years ago Saab started a technology center collaboration with Tech Mahindra. The purpose of the Saab India Technology Center (SITC) is to provide research and development services for the business areas of Saab.

    Four years ago Saab started a technology center collaboration with Tech Mahindra. The purpose of the Saab India Technology Center (SITC) is to provide research and development services for the business areas of Saab.

     
  • Saab’s Land Electronic Defence System (LEDS) will be manufactured in India for the first time under a partnership between the company and the Tata Power Company Limited Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED).

     
  • Sweden and Saab have had a fruitful relationship with India, across various security domains, for many years now. Jan Widerström, Chairman and Managing Director, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd, speaks about Saab’s portfolio and partnerships in India and the Make in India programme which has the potential to take the relationship to the next level.

    Sweden and Saab have had a fruitful relationship with India, across various security domains, for many years now. Jan Widerström, Chairman and Managing Director, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd, speaks about Saab’s portfolio and partnerships in India and the Make in India programme which has the potential to take the relationship to the next level.

     
  • Saab is Teaming Up with India

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    Make in India lies at the core of India’s development premise today, and will have a tremendous impact on Indian industry in coming years. It is based on the idea that the only way to meet challenges such as employment for millions of people in India’s labour market, is rapid industrialization. Make in India has an ambition of developing an indigenous industry of global scale.

    Make in India lies at the core of India’s development premise today, and will have a tremendous impact on Indian industry in coming years. It is based on the idea that the only way to meet challenges such as employment for millions of people in India’s labour market, is rapid industrialization. Make in India has an ambition of developing an indigenous industry of global scale.

     
  • Saab’s Integrated Defence Aids Suite (IDAS) system, selected as the Electronic Warfare self-protection system for the Indian Army’s and Air force’s Advanced Light Helicopter (Dhruv), is an Electronic Warfare system designed to provide self-protection for airborne platforms in sophisticated, diverse and dense threat environments. IDAS is a fully integrated multi-spectral system that can be configured for radar warning, laser-warning, and missile-approach-warning.

    Saab’s Integrated Defence Aids Suite (IDAS) system, selected as the Electronic Warfare self-protection system for the Indian Army’s and Air force’s Advanced Light Helicopter (Dhruv), is an Electronic Warfare system designed to provide self-protection for airborne platforms in sophisticated, diverse and dense threat environments. IDAS is a fully integrated multi-spectral system that can be configured for radar warning, laser-warning, and missile-approach-warning.

     
  • Gripen – An Asset for India

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    When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the idea of Make in India on the Independence Day function, 2014, it brought focus on what India was trying to do – increase indigenous manufacturing - both for India’s domestic consumption, and for export too.

    When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the idea of Make in India on the Independence Day function, 2014, it brought focus on what India was trying to do – increase indigenous manufacturing - both for India’s domestic consumption, and for export too.

     
  • A 40-Year History in India

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    For decades, Saab has been supported in India by its fully owned subsidiary FFV Ordnance in the area of Ground Combat Support Weapons. The shoulder-launched weapon system Carl-Gustaf is the flagship of FFV Ordnance´s product family and it has a long and successful history.

    For decades, Saab has been supported in India by its fully owned subsidiary FFV Ordnance in the area of Ground Combat Support Weapons. The shoulder-launched weapon system Carl-Gustaf is the flagship of FFV Ordnance´s product family and it has a long and successful history.

     
  • Growing interest

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    Saab is supplying Airbus with door plugs and cover plates designed and manufactured in India. According to Magnus Falk, head of business development, marketing and sales at Saab’s business unit Aerostructures, this contract reflects growing interest in the region.

    Saab is supplying Airbus with door plugs and cover plates designed and manufactured in India. According to Magnus Falk, head of business development, marketing and sales at Saab’s business unit Aerostructures, this contract reflects growing interest in the region.

     
  • Shared Goals

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    Saab’s aerostructures joint venture with Indian manufacturer Aequs has seen both sides contribute expertise and knowledge, with outstanding results.

    Saab’s aerostructures joint venture with Indian manufacturer Aequs has seen both sides contribute expertise and knowledge, with outstanding results.

     
  • Growth in India

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    The Indian government wants to produce its defence material domestically. This presents major opportunities for Saab.

     
  • 2015

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  • Trusted Partner To Make In India

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi first mooted the idea of Make in India exactly a year ago on the Independence Day function, 2014. It truly brought focus on what India was trying to do - make stuff in India which was to be consumed by Indians themselves and anything left over could be exported too.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi first mooted the idea of Make in India exactly a year ago on the Independence Day function, 2014. It truly brought focus on what India was trying to do - make stuff in India which was to be consumed by Indians themselves and anything left over could be exported too. It appealed to the business minds of everyone as India has a competitive advantage in terms of human resources and a captive advantage in high-end technology.

     
  • Brazil's Gripen NG Contract Now Effective

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    Saab announced the conclusion of a contract with the Brazilian Federal Government for the development and production of 36 Gripen NG aircraft on 27 October 2014. The contract has now come into effect as all required conditions have been fulfilled.

    Saab announced the conclusion of a contract with the Brazilian Federal Government for the development and production of 36 Gripen NG aircraft on 27 October 2014. The contract has now come into effect as all required conditions have been fulfilled.

     
  • The A321 Airbus Cabin Flex Programme has brought together Airbus and Saab for the development and manufacture of the Door Plug 3 and Cover Plate. This is Saab’s first design-to-build programme within the Airbus Doors Community and gives Saab a greater role on this fast-growing aviation programme.

    The A321 Airbus Cabin Flex Programme has brought together Airbus and Saab for the development and manufacture of the Door Plug 3 and Cover Plate. This is Saab’s first design-to-build programme within the Airbus Doors Community and gives Saab a greater role on this fast-growing aviation programme.

     
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  • Defence and security company Saab appoints Jan Widerström as Country Head and Chairman, Saab India Technology Pvt Ltd, reporting in to President & CEO Saab Asia Pacific, Dan-Åke Enstedt.

    Defence and security company Saab appoints Jan Widerström as Country Head and Chairman, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd (SITL), reporting in to President & CEO Saab Asia Pacific, Dan-Åke Enstedt.

     
  • Saab has received follow-on orders from India, for serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv.

    Defence and security company Saab has received follow-on orders from Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), India, for serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv. The orders have a total value of approximately USD78 million (SEK740 million).

     
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  • Defence and security company Saab, announces that Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider (LFV), will commission Saab Remote Tower solution at Linköping Airport, Sweden.

    Defence and security company Saab, announces that Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider (LFV), will commission Saab Remote Tower solution at Linköping Airport, Sweden.

     
  • Modern militaries are increasingly looking towards incorporating smart weapons and systems into their arsenals, leading to the adaptation of cruise missile technology to an increasing number of battle spaces. Agile, precise, maneuverable and smaller yet effective forces are the need of the hour for the asymmetric nature of today’s military conflicts.

    Modern militaries are increasingly looking towards incorporating smart weapons and systems into their arsenals, leading to the adaptation of cruise missile technology to an increasing number of battle spaces. Agile, precise, maneuverable, and smaller yet effective forces are the need of the hour for the asymmetric nature of today’s military conflicts.

     
  • Saab’s BAMSE SRSAM is one of few systems in the world today that has been developed as a dedicated Ground Based Air Defence missile system. It is an all-weather operational Automatic Command-to-Line-of-Sight (ACLOS) missile system with unjammable missile guidance.

    Saab’s BAMSE SRSAM is one of few systems in the world today that has been developed as a dedicated Ground Based Air Defence missile system. It is an all-weather operational Automatic Command-to-Line-of-Sight (ACLOS) missile system with unjammable missile guidance.

     
  • FFV Ordnance, part of defence and security company Saab, presents the newly-developed next generation Carl-Gustaf M4 for the first time in India at the Aero India 2015 exhibition. The Carl-Gustaf M4 is the latest man-portable shoulder-launched multi-role weapon system from FFV designed to provide users with flexible capability and help troops to remain agile in any scenario.

    FFV Ordnance, part of defence and security company Saab, presents the newly-developed next generation Carl-Gustaf M4 for the first time in India at the Aero India 2015 exhibition. The Carl-Gustaf M4 is the latest man-portable shoulder-launched multi-role weapon system from FFV, designed to provide users with flexible capability and help troops remain agile in any scenario.

     
  • Saab Will Make In India

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    Interview with Lars Olof Lindgren, Chairman, Saab India

    Interview with Lars Olof Lindgren, Chairman, Saab India

     
  • RBS 70 NG: A Battlefield Gamechanger

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    Saab’s new and flexible RBS 70 NG VSHORAD,  based on the very successful RBS 70 Very Short Range Air Defence Missile (VSHORAD) System, is a missile system with 24/7 all-target capability, developed for any combat situation. The new generation (NG) has an integrated sight, enhanced gunner aids, high precision, unbeatable range and unjammable laser guidance that combine to produce a ground-based air defence system with world-leading capabilities.

    Saab’s new and flexible RBS 70 NG VSHORAD,  based on the very successful RBS 70 Very Short Range Air Defence Missile (VSHORAD) System, is a missile system with 24/7 all-target capability, developed for any combat situation. The new generation (NG) has an integrated sight, enhanced gunner aids, high precision, unbeatable range and unjammable laser guidance that combine to produce a ground-based air defence system with world-leading capabilities.

     
  • Teaming Up With India, For India

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    At the core of India’s development premise today is the Government’s focus on Make in India. Make in India is a program based on the realization that rapid industrialization is the only way for India to meet its great challenges, including finding employment for the millions of people entering the labour market each year.

    At the core of India’s development premise today is the Government’s focus on Make in India. Make in India is a program based on the realization that rapid industrialization is the only way for India to meet its great challenges, including finding employment for the millions of people entering the labour market each year.

     
  • With Aero India 2015 round the corner, we catch up Anneli Sundin, Head of Communications, Saab India to know more about Saab India's plans and vision for one of the most important defence shows of the country.

    With Aero India 2015 round the corner, we catch up Anneli Sundin, Head of Communications, Saab India to know more about Saab India's plans and vision for one of the most important defence shows of the country.

     
  • Meet Saab at Aero India 2015

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    Saab will be participating at Aero India 2015 being held at Yelahanka Air Base, Bangalore between 18-22 February 2015.

    Saab will be participating at Aero India 2015 being held at Yelahanka Air Base, Bangalore between 18-22 February 2015.

     
  • Defence and security company Saab and the Polish Navy have conducted a successful commissioning and sea acceptance test  of the RBS15 Mk3 onboard the Orkan-class Fast Attack Craft. The tests were part of Saab’s 2006 contract with Poland for the delivery of RBS15 Mk3 missiles, and their installation on the Orkan-class ships.

    Defence and security company Saab and the Polish Navy have conducted a successful commissioning and sea acceptance test  of the RBS15 Mk3 onboard the Orkan-class Fast Attack Craft. The tests were part of Saab’s 2006 contract with Poland for the delivery of RBS15 Mk3 missiles, and their installation on the Orkan-class ships.

     
  • The four scholarship winners in the KTH Master’s Challenge 2015 were announced at the prize ceremony held in Bangalore, India.

    The four scholarship winners in the KTH Master’s Challenge 2015 were announced at the prize ceremony held in Bangalore, India.

     
  • 2014

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  • Nobel Prize Exhibition Reaches India

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    The Nobel Museum’s travelling exhibition - the Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World - was officially unveiled today by Former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in New Delhi, India.

    The Nobel Museum’s travelling exhibition - the Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World - was officially unveiled today by Former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in New Delhi, India.

     
  • Saab And Brazil Sign Contract For Gripen NG

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    Saab has signed a contract with the Brazilian Federal Government (Ministry of Defense through the Aeronautics Command, COMAER) covering the development and production of 36 Gripen NG fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force.

    Saab has signed a contract with the Brazilian Federal Government (Ministry of Defense through the Aeronautics Command, COMAER) covering the development and production of 36 Gripen NG fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force. The total order value is approximately SEK 39.3 billion. Saab and COMAER have also signed an Industrial Co-operation contract to deliver substantial technology transfer from Saab to Brazilian industry.

     
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  • If the Gripen E/F programme had a mantra it would probably be ‘high capability at low cost.’ This central theme means that Gripen NG development has been ruthlessly focused on producing an aircraft that has enhanced sensors compared not only to the preceding Gripen variants, but also to contemporary ­ fighters worldwide.

    If the Gripen E/F programme had a mantra it would probably be ‘high capability at low cost.’ This central theme means that Gripen NG development has been ruthlessly focused on producing an aircraft that has enhanced sensors compared not only to the preceding Gripen variants, but also to contemporary ­ fighters worldwide.

     
  • You have heard of unmanned vehicles and unmanned planes. Now it is time for unmanned air traffic control systems. With the advent of the new technology developed by Saab, known as Remote Tower, traditional air traffic management could go through a sea of changes in future.

    You have heard of unmanned vehicles and unmanned planes. Now it is time for unmanned air traffic control systems. With the advent of the new technology developed by Saab, known as Remote Tower, traditional air traffic management could go through a sea of changes in future.

     
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  • “Demands on air operations are constantly changing. Post the World wars and Cold war demands for defending our neutrality, Saab has changed its focus towards international cooperation for stability, with interoperability and capacity to manage operations across the entire scale of conflict becoming the key. The requirement for being a responsible leader remains – our solutions were designed to be affordable and this will remain our key driver along with capability”, said Sudhir Varma, Saab India Technologies summarising Saab’s journey in aviation over the last 77 years.

    “Demands on air operations are constantly changing. Post the world wars and cold war demands for defending our neutrality, Saab has changed its focus towards international cooperation for stability, with interoperability and capacity to manage operations across the entire scale of conflict becoming the key. The requirement for being a responsible leader remains – our solutions were designed to be affordable and this will remain our key driver along with capability”, said Sudhir Varma, Saab India Technologies summarising Saab’s journey in aviation over the last 77 years.

     
  • For many years, Saab has been involved in Nobel Memorial Week in New Delhi where the Swedish Embassy arranges various seminars and cultural events focusing on Swedish technology and innovation, environment and culture. Inspired by this, and to increase cooperation between the two countries both commercially and culturally, the Indian Embassy in Sweden has opted to do something similar by organising a week involving various types of seminars and events in Stockholm, taking place on 22 – 28 April.

    For many years, Saab has been involved in Nobel Memorial Week in New Delhi where the Swedish Embassy arranges various seminars and cultural events focusing on Swedish technology and innovation, environment and culture. Inspired by this, and to increase cooperation between the two countries both commercially and culturally, the Indian Embassy in Sweden has opted to do something similar by organising a week involving various types of seminars and events in Stockholm, taking place on 22 – 28 April.

     
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  • The second batch of students graduated from Saab’s Diploma Employment Enhancement Program (DEEP) in December 2013 from VKR and VNB Polytechnic colleges in Gudivada, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. A batch of 50 boys in two mechanical engineering classes and a class of 30 girls trained in soft skills were awarded diplomas at the graduation ceremony. Two more classes with 30 students each were also started.

    The second batch of students graduated from Saab’s Diploma Employment Enhancement Program (DEEP) in December 2013 from VKR and VNB Polytechnic colleges in Gudivada, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. A batch of 50 boys in two mechanical engineering classes and a class of 30 girls trained in soft skills were awarded diplomas at the graduation ceremony. Two more classes with 30 students each were also started.

     
  • Gripen NG Flying Right On Track

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    In a Gripen Seminar held in Stockholm on March 19, 2014, Saab gave an update on the status of the Gripen program and its current development. Lars Ydreskog, Vice President, Head of Aero Operations presented on the operational capabilities and development of the Gripen program, while Richard Ljungberg, Chief Test Pilot for Gripen gave the pilot’s perspective of the new generation fighter jet. Richard Smith, Head of the Switzerland Campaign rounded off the seminar with a perspective on Gripen’s future.

    In a Gripen Seminar held in Stockholm on March 19, 2014, Saab gave an update on the status of the Gripen program and its current development. Lars Ydreskog, Vice President, Head of Aero Operations presented on the operational capabilities and development of the Gripen program, while Richard Ljungberg, Chief Test Pilot for Gripen gave the pilot’s perspective of the new generation fighter jet. Richard Smith, Head of the Switzerland Campaign rounded off the seminar with a perspective on Gripen’s future.

     
  • Aerostructures Assemblies India Pvt Ltd (AAI) has rolled out the first batch of A380 structural assemblies on 21st February, 2014 from their facility in Belgaum (India). The assemblies will be delivered to Saab, Linköping (Sweden). Saab would in turn deliver the assemblies to Airbus, Filton (UK). These assemblies are part of the mid and outer leading edge (wing section) of the A380 aircraft, developed and produced by Saab.

    Aerostructures Assemblies India Pvt Ltd (AAI) has rolled out the first batch of A380 structural assemblies on 21st February, 2014 from their facility in Belgaum (India). The assemblies will be delivered to Saab, Linköping (Sweden). Saab would in turn deliver the assemblies to Airbus, Filton (UK). These assemblies are part of the mid and outer leading edge (wing section) of the A380 aircraft, developed and produced by Saab.

     
  • Saab and the Kalyani Group have entered into a strategic alliance to partner and address key Indian Army air defence projects, including the VSHORAD and SRSAM requirements.

    Saab and the Kalyani Group have entered into a strategic alliance to partner and address key Indian Army air defence projects, including the VSHORAD and SRSAM requirements.

     
  • Saab And Ashok Leyland Team Up For SRSAM

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    Saab and Ashok Leyland are teaming to meet the SRSAM requirement with a new solution that combines the Saab BAMSE missile system with Ashok Leyland high-mobility vehicles.

    Saab and Ashok Leyland are teaming to meet the SRSAM requirement with a new solution that combines the Saab BAMSE missile system with Ashok Leyland high-mobility vehicles.

     
  • Interview with Lars-Olof Lindgren, Chairperson, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd on Saab's portfolio and suitability for the Indian market.

    Interview with Lars-Olof Lindgren, Chairperson, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd on Saab's portfolio and suitability for the Indian market.

     
  • Meet Saab at DEFEXPO 2014

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    Saab will be participating in full strength with a strong global team at Defexpo 2014 being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 6th to 9th February, 2014. After a scintillating display at Defexpo 2012, the company will once again present a series of products covering the land, naval, air and civil security domains at Defexpo 2014 in Hall No. 14.  

    Saab will be participating in full strength with a strong global team at Defexpo 2014 being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 6th to 9th February, 2014. After a scintillating display at Defexpo 2012, the company will once again present a series of products covering the land, naval, air and civil security domains at Defexpo 2014 in Hall No. 14.

     
  • 2013

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  • Saab Chairman and Swedish Industrialist Marcus Wallenberg in an address to the Sweden-India Memorial CEO Round Table hosted in November 2013 talked about how the Wallenberg family through five generations has moved from their origins as bankers to becoming a diversified industrial group. He pointed out that the Wallenberg family has ensured that much of their ownership is through foundations that give back to society through grants that fund research in a number of disciplines, from the natural sciences, medicine to the humanities.

     

    Saab Chairman and Swedish Industrialist Marcus Wallenberg in an address to the Sweden-India Memorial CEO Round Table hosted in November 2013 talked about how the Wallenberg family through five generations has moved from their origins as bankers to becoming a diversified industrial group. He pointed out that the Wallenberg family has ensured that much of their ownership is through foundations that give back to society through grants that fund research in a number of disciplines, from the natural sciences, medicine to the humanities.

     

     
  • Saab has signed a distribution agreement with the Indian company Indianeye Security Pvt Ltd for marketing and distribution of Agile Tactical Engagement Simulation (ATES) equipment to Indian Armed Forces, Paramilitary, Special Forces and Police.

    Saab has signed a distribution agreement with the Indian company Indianeye Security Pvt Ltd for marketing and distribution of Agile Tactical Engagement Simulation (ATES) equipment to Indian Armed Forces, Paramilitary, Special Forces and Police.

     
  • Saab Naval Portfolio and Teaming with India

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    The Indian Navy (IN), the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and the vast Indian coastline provide a dream market for Saab’s naval and maritime portfolio of products, solutions and services that cover the air, surface, underwater and coastal security domains. The comprehensive coverage provides Naval forces solutions for complete command over the seas. Saab’s “Thinking Edge” approach, coupled with the long term strategy of teaming up with India through suitable Indian industry partners from the public as well as the private sectors provides for a practical approach to help build the Indian Defence industry base with state of the art technology and industry practices through appropriate work-share and collaboration. Saab’s objective to co-develop and co-produce in India for India (and where applicable, the world market), complements the successive Indian Naval Chief’s stated objective of Indian Navy being a Builder’s Navy.

    The Indian Navy (IN), the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and the vast Indian coastline provide a dream market for Saab’s naval and maritime portfolio of products, solutions and services that cover the air, surface, underwater and coastal security domains. The comprehensive coverage provides Naval forces solutions for complete command over the seas. Saab’s “Thinking Edge” approach, coupled with the long term strategy of teaming up with India through suitable Indian industry partners from the public as well as the private sectors provides for a practical approach to help build the Indian Defence industry base with state of the art technology and industry practices through appropriate work-share and collaboration. Saab’s objective to co-develop and co-produce in India for India (and where applicable, the world market), complements the successive Indian Naval Chief’s stated objective of Indian Navy being a Builder’s Navy.

     
  • Saab Presents Sea Gripen at NAMEXPO 2013

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    The Sea Gripen generated a lot of interest at the recently concluded NAMEXPO 2013 held at Kochi, India. Tony Ogilvy, General Manager Aeronautics & International Head, Sea Gripen Program (SAAB) in his presentation on Sea Gripen, spoke about Saab’s plans for the development of the aircraft.

    The Sea Gripen generated a lot of interest at the recently concluded NAMEXPO 2013 held at Kochi, India. Tony Ogilvy, General Manager Aeronautics & International Head, Sea Gripen Program (SAAB) in his presentation on Sea Gripen, spoke about Saab’s plans for the development of the aircraft.

     
  • Peter Behrendt, Global Head, Business Development,  Navy,  Saab in his presentation on the Saab Naval Kill Chain Solution pointed out that systems integration with operational focus is essential to meeting the key objective of hitting the target.

    Peter Behrendt, Global Head, Business Development, Navy, Saab in his presentation on the Saab Naval Kill Chain Solution pointed out that systems integration with operational focus is essential to meeting the key objective of hitting the target.

     
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  • Saab has received two orders from Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), India, for serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Advanced Light Helicopter. The orders have a total value of approximately SEK 216 million (USD 33 million).

    Saab has received two orders from Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), India, for serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Advanced Light Helicopter. The orders have a total value of approximately SEK 216 million (USD 33 million).

     
  • Meet Saab At NAMEXPO 2013

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    Saab will be participating in the first edition of NAMEXPO, the first premier Navaland Maritime Exposition & Conference, which is scheduled for September 23-27 at Cochin Port Trust, Kerala.

    Saab will be participating in the first edition of NAMEXPO, the first premier Navaland Maritime Exposition & Conference, which is scheduled for September 23-27 at Cochin Port Trust, Kerala.

     
  • Towards a Robust Indian Defence Industry

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    As India celebrates its 67th Independence Day, the country can justifiably look back with pride at its many accomplishments in the spheres of economy, society and industry. India has served as an example of a country with both a robust democracy and a fast growing economy.

    As India celebrates its 67th Independence Day, the country can justifiably look back with pride at its many accomplishments in the spheres of economy, society and industry. India has served as an example of a country with both a robust democracy and a fast growing economy.

     
  • Saab India participated in the Precision Attack & Targeting, India 2013 conference held on 11th & 12 July at Manekshaw Centre, DRDO HQ, New Delhi. Organised by the Indian Military Review (IMR) Media wing, the conference revolved around precision attack & targeting in today’s battlefield.

    Saab India participated in the Precision Attack & Targeting, India 2013 conference held on 11th & 12 July at Manekshaw Centre, DRDO HQ, New Delhi. Organised by the Indian Military Review (IMR) Media wing, the conference revolved around precision attack & targeting in today’s battlefield.

     
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  • RBS 70 NG Is A Well Integrated System

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    Bo Almqvist, Vice President, Strategic Business Project Dynamics, Saab India talks about RBS 70 NG and its fitment in the Indian market.

    Bo Almqvist, Vice President, Strategic Business Project Dynamics, Saab India talks about RBS 70 NG and its fitment in the Indian market.

     
  • Saab Invests In Indian Company Pipavav

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    In August 2012, defence and security company Saab announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) had been signed concerning a strategic investment in the listed Indian company Pipavav Offshore and Defence Engineering Ltd (Pipavav).

    In August 2012, defence and security company Saab announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) had been signed concerning a strategic investment in the listed Indian company Pipavav Offshore and Defence Engineering Ltd (Pipavav).

     
  • The first batch of Saab’s Diploma Employment Enhancement Program (DEEP) graduated on May 15th, 2013 from VKR and VNB Polytechnic colleges in Gudivada, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.

    The first batch of Saab’s Diploma Employment Enhancement Program (DEEP) graduated on May 15th, 2013 from VKR and VNB Polytechnic colleges in Gudivada, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.

     
  • Peter Erlingborn, Marketing Director, Support and Services, Saab India talks about Saab’s involvement in  the Indian CBRN market

    Peter Erlingborn, Marketing Director, Support and Services, Saab India talks about Saab’s involvement in  the Indian CBRN market.

     
  • Saab has long considered the potential for its Gripen fighter to be adapted for maritime use from STOBAR and CATOBAR aircraft carriers.  The inherent strength built into the airframe to permit regular road based/short field operations, the excellent forward field of view on approach, the outstanding handling characteristics at all speeds gave confidence that Gripen had all the basics to build upon.  Of the ten critical criteria that all carrier based aircraft require, Gripen possessed seven.  Since 2004, increasingly detailed work to prove this concept has borne out the original thinking – that Gripen will indeed make a first class carrier based fighter, retaining all the capability and cost efficiencies of the land based Gripen E/F.  The final detailed design work, conducted by linked teams in London and Linköping, was completed in August 2012.

    Saab has long considered the potential for its Gripen fighter to be adapted for maritime use from STOBAR and CATOBAR aircraft carriers.  The inherent strength built into the airframe to permit regular road based/short field operations, the excellent forward field of view on approach, the outstanding handling characteristics at all speeds gave confidence that Gripen had all the basics to build upon.  Of the ten critical criteria that all carrier based aircraft require, Gripen possessed seven.  Since 2004, increasingly detailed work to prove this concept has borne out the original thinking – that Gripen will indeed make a first class carrier based fighter, retaining all the capability and cost efficiencies of the land based Gripen E/F.  The final detailed design work, conducted by linked teams in London and Linköping, was completed in August 2012.

     
  • Mats Johansson, Marketing Director, Saab India on the Indian Defence market and Saab products on offer.

    Mats Johansson, Marketing Director, Saab India on the Indian Defence market and Saab products on offer.

     
  • Saab signed a joint venture with QuEST Global Manufacturing for the construction of a factory in Belgaum for Aerostructure Assemblies in India followed by a ground cutting ceremony recently.

    Saab signed a joint venture with QuEST Global Manufacturing for the construction of a factory in Belgaum for Aerostructure Assemblies in India followed by a ground cutting ceremony recently.

     
  • Wilfred Moore, Marketing Director, Electronic Warfare, Saab India talks about the EW offer to India, relevance of these products for India and status of the programmes.

    Wilfred Moore, Marketing Director, Electronic Warfare, Saab India talks about the EW offer to India, relevance of these products for India and status of the programmes.

     
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  • Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO, Saab on opportunities in India, partnerships and strategic relations in the defence domain.

    Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO, Saab on opportunities in India, partnerships and strategic relations in the defence domain.

     
  • Saab India’s CSR initiative, the DEEP program (Diploma Employment Enhancement Program) for Indian College Engineering students began near Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh with the first set of 25 students walking in towards a brighter future. The Saab Diploma Employment Enhancement Program is designed to bridge the gap between industry’s requirements and the Indian technical education system. The first pilot classes in collaboration with Indian Technical Institutes in Gudivada and Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh started on 24th December 2012. The informal opening was a success with media coverage in local newspapers as well as broadcasted interviews in the local news channels. Now students and teachers look forward to the formal inauguration that will take place in the beginning of January in Vijaywada.

    Saab India’s CSR initiative, the DEEP program (Diploma Employment Enhancement Program) for Indian College Engineering students began near Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh with the first set of 25 students walking in towards a brighter future. The Saab Diploma Employment Enhancement Program is designed to bridge the gap between industry’s requirements and the Indian technical education system. The first pilot classes in collaboration with Indian Technical Institutes in Gudivada and Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh started on 24th December 2012. The informal opening was a success with media coverage in local newspapers as well as broadcasted interviews in the local news channels. Now students and teachers look forward to the formal inauguration that will take place in the beginning of January in Vijaywada.

     
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  • There are a plethora of factors that will instigate conflict in 2020 like Socio-Economic Pressure, Human Induced Environmental Change, Organised and Endemic Crime and with time, the nature of these conflicts will become even more unpredictable and violent. The uncertain future will demand adaptable and agile survivability response.  In order to meet this demand, the combination of advanced armour and APS is an integral part of the Future Survivability Reality

    "There are a plethora of factors that will instigate conflict in 2020 like Socio-Economic Pressure, Human Induced Environmental Change, Organised and Endemic Crime and with time, the nature of these conflicts will become even more unpredictable and violent. The uncertain future will demand adaptable and agile survivability response.  In order to meet this demand, the combination of advanced armour and APS is an integral part of the Future Survivability Reality,” said Col (R) Cobus van der Merwe, MMM, SA StC, Executive Manager Business Development, Saab at  the 3rd Armoured Vehicles India conference held in New Delhi.

     
  • Saab participated enthusiastically at the recently concluded sixth celebration of the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week being organized by the Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi. It was a six day celebration from 29th October, 2012 to 03rd November, 2012.

    Saab participated enthusiastically at the recently concluded sixth celebration of the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week being organized by the Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi. It was a six day celebration from 29th October, 2012 to 3rd November, 2012.

     
  • Saab Educational Initiatives Starts DEEP

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    Saab India has initiated a skills training program designed to enhance employability of College Engineers at Institutes hosting DEEP in Gudivada and Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.

    Saab India has initiated a skills training program designed to enhance employability of College Engineers at Institutes hosting DEEP in Gudivada and Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.

     
  • “The theme of Sweden India Nobel Memorial week is ‘Energy of Innovation: Co-creating the Future’ and I firmly believe that vocational training and skill development is a key part of the theme of innovation because knowledge, creativity and cooperation are key components of innovation and also, entrepreneurship. Innovation holds the key to a better and prosperous future”, said Annie Loof, Minister of Enterprise, Sweden at a seminar on India & Sweden: Collaboration on Skills Development at Federation house, New Delhi. The event is being organized as a part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2012 being organized by the Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden.

    “The theme of Sweden India Nobel Memorial week is ‘Energy of Innovation: Co-creating the Future’ and I firmly believe that vocational training and skill development is a key part of the theme of innovation because knowledge, creativity and cooperation are key components of innovation and also, entrepreneurship. Innovation holds the key to a better and prosperous future”, said Annie Loof, Minister of Enterprise, Sweden at a seminar on India & Sweden: Collaboration on Skills Development at Federation house, New Delhi. The event is being organized as a part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2012 being organized by the Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden.

     
  • “Saab’s footprint in India has grown from small presence since its early days in India to  a significant presence today. Upon joining as Head of Saab India, I noticed great potential for Saab to do much more in India. Saab has a wide range of products on offer in India in categories like air, navy, land, civil security, surveillance, electronic warfare, reconnaissance. Saab has made a long-term commitment to India. Saab is prepared to support Indian ambition to create indigenous defence industry for mutual benefits”, said Lars-Olof Lindgren, Head of Saab India on the occasion of Skeldar showcase at the Swedish Trade Council in New Delhi on 31st October, 2012. The event is being organized as a part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2012 being organized by the Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden.

    “Saab’s footprint in India has grown from small presence since its early days in India to  a significant presence today. Upon joining as Head of Saab India, I noticed great potential for Saab to do much more in India. Saab has a wide range of products on offer in India in categories like air, navy, land, civil security, surveillance, electronic warfare, reconnaissance. Saab has made a long-term commitment to India. Saab is prepared to support Indian ambition to create indigenous defence industry for mutual benefits”, said Lars-Olof Lindgren, Head of Saab India on the occasion of Skeldar showcase at the Swedish Trade Council in New Delhi on 31st October, 2012. The event is being organized as a part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2012 being organized by the Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden.

     
  • “Sweden is a small country with small defence budget. That is why it needs to work smarter than everyone else to build a great defence infrastructure. Saab’s constant endeavour is to advance its technology and collaborate with industries and universities alike”, said Thomas Hammarlund, Director Industrial Cooperation, Saab, at Creative Sweden Showcase Day 1 at Delhi. The event is being organized as a part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2012 being organized by the Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden.

    “Sweden is a small country with small defence budget. That is why it needs to work smarter than everyone else to build a great defence infrastructure. Saab’s constant endeavour is to advance its technology and collaborate with industries and universities alike”, said Thomas Hammarlund, Director Industrial Cooperation, Saab, at Creative Sweden Showcase Day 1 at Delhi. The event is being organized as a part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2012 being organized by the Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden.

     
  • Leon Thompson presented Saab's Counter Improvised Explosive Device training capabilities to an audience of serving armed forces, homeland security professionals and international delegates at the Counter IED India Conference, Mumbai on October 4.

    Leon Thompson presented Saab's Counter Improvised Explosive Device training capabilities to an audience of serving armed forces, homeland security professionals and international delegates at the Counter IED India Conference, Mumbai on October 4.

     
  • The best way to avoid being gunned down is to avoid getting detected. With the digitalization of battlefields and more sensors coming in, physical blending isn’t enough when thermal imaging solutions spot out alien objects in natural topography. The solution is to get protection against binoculars, thermal imaging and infra red and Barracuda products master the art of deception by providing a comprehensive solution suite”, said Naresh Ummat, Managing Director, Barracuda Camouflage (P) Limited (BCL) at ‘Digitisation of Battlefield’, a seminar held in New Delhi organised by SP Guide Publications in collaboration with the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) on 20 September.

    The best way to avoid being gunned down is to avoid getting detected. With the digitalization of battlefields and more sensors coming in, physical blending isn’t enough when thermal imaging solutions spot out alien objects in natural topography. The solution is to get protection against binoculars, thermal imaging and infra red and Barracuda products master the art of deception by providing a comprehensive solution suite”, said Naresh Ummat, Managing Director, Barracuda Camouflage (P) Limited (BCL) at ‘Digitisation of Battlefield’, a seminar held in New Delhi organised by SP Guide Publications in collaboration with the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) on 20 September.

     
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  • Training Is The Key To A Safe Society

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    For a Small Arms Virtual Indoor Trainer be a really effective training system it should be able to achieve the following:  the training weapon needs to faithfully replicate the function and feel of the actual weapon system.

    “For a Small Arms Virtual Indoor Trainer be a really effective training system it should be able to achieve the following:  the training weapon needs to faithfully replicate the function and feel of the actual weapon system. The ballistics and the characteristics of the round and the target effect should be accurate and the scenario in which the training is given should be realistic and immersive,” said Rob Wild, Director, Security and Defence Solutions (Training and Simulation), Saab India at the ‘Secure Cities 2012’, an event held in New Delhi on 20 September 2012.

     
  • “India is a very big, interesting and important market with great business opportunities”, said Håkan Buskhe, CEO, Saab on the occasion of Saab Capital Markets Day that was celebrated in Sweden on 10 and 11 September, 2012.

    “India is a very big, interesting and important market with great business opportunities”, said Håkan Buskhe, CEO, Saab on the occasion of Saab Capital Markets Day that was celebrated in Sweden on 10 and 11 September, 2012.

     
  • India’s Union Minister for Shipping, Thiru G.K. Vasan inaugurated National Automatic Identification System (NAIS) Network in Chennai on 3rd August, 2012, implemented by Saab in collaboration with Elcome Marine Services. The NAIS network has been implemented on the Indian coast line for India’s Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL), which will also be used by Indian Navy, Coast Guard and DG Shipping.

    India’s Union Minister for Shipping, Thiru G.K. Vasan inaugurated National Automatic Identification System (NAIS) Network in Chennai on 3rd August, 2012, implemented by Saab in collaboration with Elcome Marine Services. The NAIS network has been implemented on the Indian coast line for India’s Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL), which will also be used by Indian Navy, Coast Guard and DG Shipping.

     
  • Barracuda products, apart from visual band, also reduce signatures and blend with natural surroundings in Near infrared band, Thermal infrared bands and as well as in entire Radar band. Concealment in temperature, ranging from the heat of the deserts to the sub-zero temperatures in the Himalayas requires a breadth of signature management solutions and Barracuda masters the art of deception by providing a comprehensive solution suite.

    The art of camouflage has been based on blending into the background, taking a leaf out of how both predators and prey conceal their presence in nature. For the armed forces, the distance between success and wipe out is dependent on whether the enemy was able to “see through” the concealment. But physical blending isn’t enough when thermal imaging solutions spot out alien objects in natural topography.

     
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  • Indian Parliamentarians Visit Saab

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    Three young parliamentarians from India, Pradeep Majhi, MP, Indian National Congress, Bhavana Gawali Patil, MP, Shiv Sena and Satabdi Roy, MP, AITC witnessed a demonstration of Gripen in Linkoping on June 13, 2012 during a recent trip to Sweden. The trip was organized by Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to enhance India’s knowledge about Swedish Defence industry, to increase awareness about Sweden and thereby promoting Sweden’s image in India.

    Three young parliamentarians from India, Pradeep Majhi, MP, Indian National Congress, Bhavana Gawali Patil, MP, Shiv Sena and Satabdi Roy, MP, AITC witnessed a demonstration of Gripen in Linkoping on June 13, 2012 during a recent trip to Sweden. The trip was organized by Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to enhance India’s knowledge about Swedish Defence industry, to increase awareness about Sweden and thereby promoting Sweden’s image in India.

     
  • Indian NDC Delegation Visits Saab

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    A delegation from India’s prestigious National Defence College witnessed live firing of the Carl Gustaf at Karlskoga in Sweden recently during a tour of Saab’s facilities in Karlskoga, Sweden. The group comprising visiting officers from the Indian armed forces, paramilitary forces and civil services also tried their hands at the VSHORAD simulator, testing their skills in knocking out an “enemy helicopter”. The Indian team was impressed with Saab’s production facilities.

    A delegation from India’s prestigious National Defence College witnessed live firing of the Carl Gustaf at Karlskoga in Sweden recently during a tour of Saab’s facilities in Karlskoga, Sweden. The group comprising visiting officers from the Indian armed forces, paramilitary forces and civil services also tried their hands at the VSHORAD simulator, testing their skills in knocking out an “enemy helicopter”. The Indian team was impressed with Saab’s production facilities.

     
  • As Saab celebrated its 75 years, it was time to ask Jan Widerström seminal questions on Saab’s partnership with India. We caught up with him after the successful completion of Defexpo India 2012 where the Saab stall was visited by officials from all services.

    As Saab celebrated its 75 years, it was time to ask Jan Widerström seminal questions on Saab’s partnership with India. We caught up with him after the successful completion of Defexpo India 2012 where the Saab stall was visited by officials from all services.

     
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  • In the late 30’s, Europe was on the brink of a major conflict. Sweden, neutral and at peace for more than a century, government and industry prepared for the worst. Against this background Saab was founded on April 2nd 1937 based on a decision by the Swedish Parliament with the aim that Sweden should have its own indigenous ability to produce its own fighter aircraft.

    In the late 30’s, Europe was on the brink of a major conflict. Sweden, neutral and at peace for more than a century, government and industry prepared for the worst.

     
  • For Saab, India is more than a market. It is one of Saab’s home markets and, therefore, the focus is not simply on winning bids but on building business in partnership with reliable Indian partners across the entire hierarchy of manufacturers, all the way from strategic partners to sub-component suppliers. What that means is long-term commitment to investments in India and taking advantage of India’s manufacturing skills and cost structures to the world. Equally important, for all major future programmes, Saab will partner an Indian company either through a teaming agreement or through a joint venture.

    For Saab, India is more than a market. It is one of Saab’s home markets and, therefore, the focus is not simply on winning bids but on building business in partnership with reliable Indian partners across the entire hierarchy of manufacturers, all the way from strategic partners to sub-component suppliers. What that means is long-term commitment to investments in India and taking advantage of India’s manufacturing skills and cost structures to the world. Equally important, for all major future programmes, Saab will partner an Indian company either through a teaming agreement or through a joint venture.

     
  • Saab Building Partnerships In India

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    Saab is moving aggressively to build partnerships with Indian companies to serve the Indian market, the Indian defence establishment and the global market as a part of its strategy to make India a “home market”. Saab’s commitment to India manifests itself through R&D investments, customised solutions and tailor-made offset projects. The company is intensifying its operations in India with a long term perspective, contributing technological know-how to the Indian Defence Industry.

    Saab is moving aggressively to build partnerships with Indian companies to serve the Indian market, the Indian defence establishment and the global market as a part of its strategy to make India a “home market”. Saab’s commitment to India manifests itself through R&D investments, customised solutions and tailor-made offset projects. The company is intensifying its operations in India with a long term perspective, contributing technological know-how to the Indian Defence Industry.