Saab's Focus Is To Partner With Indian Defence Industry

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.

What brings Saab to the Aero India 2015? Why is the Aero India 2015 important for you?

Aero India gives us an opportunity to show case our technologies, build relationships with Indian companies, meet the public, present ourselves as partners for Indian defence industry and demonstrate our commitment to the market.

Saab does not see itself as simply a vendor trying to meet immediate requirements of national governments but more as a partner in development of the defence capability of markets we work in. This is particularly relevant in the Indian context, given the focus on 'Make In India'.

What is the message you wish to communicate through your participation at Aero India 2015?

Saab’s aim of participating at Aero India 2015 is to showcase the width of our capabilities within defence and security. Saab is inspired by the Swedish values of innovation, reliability, commitment and quality. We deliver cost-effective systems for smarter forces.

We have chosen to reinforce the theme of ‘Teaming Up With India’ as we wish to reiterate Saab’s focus on partnership the with Indian defence industry. Saab has a long-term commitment to India, and plans to team up with Indian companies on major programs.  Saab seeks to partner Indian Companies in developing an indigenous defence industry. We see an excellent match between Swedish technological know-how, and India’s skilled work force, and we believe it is in our own interest to jointly develop new generations of defence systems in collaboration with Indian industry – for India, and for the global market.

What are the products on display at Aero India 2015?

Aero India Is a very important platform for us, and we will display our cutting-edge systems across the Land, Air, Naval and Civil domains in Hall C. Our focus areas at Aero India are from across our broad product portfolio, including the RBS70NG VSHORAD missile system, the BAMSE SRSAM missile system, the RBS15Mk3 Surface to Surface missile, the Taurus KEPD 350 Missile System, the IDAS Electronic Warfare system that is already deployed on the HAL Dhruv helicopter, the Carl Gustaf weapon system, the AT4 anti-armour weapon, the LEDS Active Protection System for ground vehicles, the Saab Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System for high-value assets such as MBTs and FICVs, the Aviguide HUD system, our suite of Air Traffic Management Solutions and our foliage penetration system, the CARABAS.

Who will be the key representatives of Saab at Aero India 2015?

Saab will be represented by management together with Chairman Lars-Olof Lindgren, Marketing and Sales representatives, and representatives from Saab’s Business Areas.

Welcome to the Saab stand in Hall C. We all look forward to a great show and hope to see you there! You can also follow us at our Saab India Facebook page.