Saab Hosts NC Government Announcement of DoD Grant for State’s Defense Industry

LILLINGTON, NC – Saab Defense and Security USA hosted North Carolina's Veterans and Military Affairs Secretary Larry Hall on April 20 as he announced that his state had won a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. The grant will assist businesses and communities that have been impacted by defense spending cuts.

The announcement took place at Saab Defense and Security USA's Lillington, North Carolina facility, which designs, tests, and manufactures camouflage products for the U.S. military.

"Saab is honored to host Secretary Hall as he makes this exciting announcement," said Brian Keller, President and General Manager of Saab Defense and Security USA in Lillington. "We're a proud member of the North Carolina defense community, and we want to see it continue to thrive."

Part of the global company Saab, Saab Defense and Security USA has four U.S. sites, and hopes to continue expanding its U.S. manufacturing capabilities.

"Our facility has supplied the U.S. military with American-made camouflage products since 2002," said Keller. "As drone usage escalates and U.S. presence in Europe expands, we foresee even greater demand for our offerings – and we plan to grow accordingly."

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Saab Press Centre
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John Belanger
VP and Head of Communication, Saab North America
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Saab Defense and Security USA LLC delivers advanced technologies and systems to the United States Armed Forces and other government agencies. Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, the company has business units and local employees in four states. Saab Defense and Security USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.