Saab CEO Håkan Buskhe, the Heads of Saab’s Business Areas and the Head of Market Area Lars-Olof Lindgren and the Marketing Directors will be present at the DefExpo. The Saab stand will display, among others, the RBS 70 NG VSHORAD, BAMSE SRSAM, RBS15 Mk3, AUV 62, SOTACS, Soft Armour, Carl-Gustaf, SAVIT, IDAS, 9Airborne MMS and LEDS among others. Lars-Olof Lindgren, Head of Market Area said,“Defexpo 2014 will be an opportunity to meet Indian stakeholders from government, defence forces, homeland security, research, technology and industry.
The main theme for Saab for this Defexpo is Teaming up with India. Saab believes in partnerships –a combination of smart ideas, local knowledge and close relationships with Indian companies forms the basis of Saab’s thinking edge, and opens the door for innovation and new technologies. Through industrial cooperation, we will together with Indian companies achieve the long-term goal of creating an indigenous, self-sufficient defence industry for the global market. This, combined with our willingness to transfer cutting-edge technology, will result in mutually beneficial partnerships. There are already a number of Saab partnerships with Indian companies, including those with Tech Mahindra, Pipavav, HAL, QuEST, among others. DefExpo 2014 offers the opportunity to reinforce the message.”
As a forerunner to the Defexpo, Saab launched its dedicated site: www.saabgroup.com/defexpo2014, a virtual space that will carry updates from the Saab stand at Defexpo 2014. The Saab Defexpo site and the Saab Facebook will host an innovative online 3D Pavillion offering a virtual tour of the Saab stall. An online quiz competition, The Commander Saab Challenge, is underway to test knowledge on Saab products and the options available on the battlefield. The quiz combat sits on http://www.commandersaab.com/
In the land domain Saab offers the RBS 70 NG, a versatile, unjammable and man-portable missile system developed for all combat situations, the BAMSE SRSAM system a unique unjammable, all-weather Automatic Command to Line-of-Sight missile system, and the Carl-Gustaf M3 Weapon System. Apart from these the land domain portfolio also includes the AT4 CS Anti Structure Weapon, Land Electronic Defence System, Giraffe AMB Radar, BT46, SAVIT, TACTICALL and CBRN systems.
Saab works in partnership with the Indian naval industry, providing technology transfer and industrial cooperation agreements. We apply our thinking edge to develop a world-leading, indigenous maritime defence force. Saab’s Naval portfolio covers the air, surface and underwater domains, thereby facilitating a total freedom to use the sea. This DefExpo, Saab is displaying the AUV 62 MR an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, designed for autonomous long term missions and RBS 15 Mk3 and UME/SME 200.
Saab’s air domain product portfolio covers a range of surveillance aircraft. For the DefExpo, Saab brings 9Airborne MMS and IDAS. DEFEXPO 2014 DefExpo India 2014 (www.defexpoindia.in), the eighth in the series of biennial land, naval and internal security systems exhibition, will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 6th to 9th February 2014. DefExpo India is clearly steering the path of steady growth and has been receiving overwhelming and unprecedented international response with each edition.