Saab Participates In 'The Human Dimension In Network Centric Operations' Seminar

A one-day seminar on “The human dimension in Network Centric Operations (NCO)” was held at UniversitiPertahananNasional Malaysia the 11th of June, 2014. The seminar covered the impact of the human dimension in the decision chain, especially the importance of situation awareness regarding the human factor. The challenge for the future is how to handle the asymmetrical threats in the changing world.

A presentation on current and future challenges was conducted by Tore Bekkevold, Campaign Director for Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) together with Lars Ekström, Business Developer AEW&C both from Saab AB. During their presentation, Bekkevold and Ekström underlined the importance of developing capabilities in order to meet asymmetric threats on land, at sea and in air.

The key is to optimise the use of modern technology, and to be able to share crucial information in order to reach information superiority and sustainable interoperability.

“In Malaysia, Saab regularly works with institute of higher learning for knowledge transfer, particularly to students as they will form the new generation of professionals.They will be using our defence and security technology in the field, and will also be among those to take research and development in this area further. We are committed to sharing our knowledge with Malaysia, and this seminar marks another milestone in our relationship, in this fast evolving military defence and civil security landscape,” Bekkevold said.

General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Zulkifli Zainal, Vice Chancellor, National Defence University of Malaysia will be visiting Saab AB as well as selected universities in Sweden from 23-24 June 2014 to further enhance the relationship with Saab and to look at working with universities on defence research.