The year 2013 was also about expanding its relationship with Korean industry on indigenous development programs while offering state-of-the-art systems which meet the requirements of the hour as well as provide complete access to technology and know-how. Saab is not only a provider of reliable, world-leading technologies; it brings an ethos of trust, reliability and long term relationships to Korea.
A very important development for Korean industry in this year was Saab's contract with Daewoo Ship Building and Marine Engineering Korea, for development and integration of combat management and radar systems on a new frigate for the Royal Thai Navy. According to Håkan Buskhe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saab AB, the long term growth for Saab in Korea will be based on partnerships with Korean companies to develop Korean solutions for the needs of the country as well as for the global market.
Saab also had the occasion to present a spectrum of Saab systems at Seoul ADEX covering the air, surface, land and coastal security domains at Seoul International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition 2013 in Seoul, Korea. Its portfolio of products included Gripen, Saab 2000 MPA, Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C, Skeldar, IDAS/CIDAS, ESTL, Fighter EW and radar technology, Arthur, Carl-Gustaf, AT4 and NLAW, among others.
Dan Enstedt, President & CEO Saab Asia Pacific said at Seoul ADEX, “Saab’s aim of participating at Seoul ADEX 2013 is to showcase the width of capabilities within defence and security. We have chosen the theme ‘Partners For Tomorrow’s Technology’ as we wish to reinforce Saab’s ethos of partnership and ability to contribute to South Korea’s robust defence industry.”