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Saab offers GlobalEye system to Finland with Gripen aircraft proposal

Saab offers GlobalEye system to Finland with Gripen aircraft proposal

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June 17 (UPI) -- Saab has offered Gripen aircraft and GlobalEye early warning planes in response to Finland's request for fighter plane procurement, the Swedish aerospace company said. Finland seeks to increase its fighter plane capability and is expected to make a procurement decision by 2021, the company said Friday in a press release. Supported by the Swedish government, the package offered by Saab includes 52 Gripen E and Gripen F planes, as well as two GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. "Our offer to Finland is a comprehensive solution for air power and air defense, responding to the requirements of the HX program," Anders Carp, senior vice president and head of Saab's surveillance division, said in the release. "GlobalEye is the world's most advanced AEW&C s...
Saab awarded $18M to supply Australian Army with M4 weapons system

Saab awarded $18M to supply Australian Army with M4 weapons system

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April 12 (UPI) -- Saab was awarded an $ 18 million contract supply the Australia's Army with its latest version of the portable bazooka-type weapons system. In 2020, Saab plans to send to Australia the Carl-Gustaf M4 rocket launcher weaponSwedish company announced Thursday. The order originally was placed last September. "We are happy to see that the Australian Army keeps investing in the Carl-Gustaf system and we are proud of the trust our customer puts in Saab," Gorgen Johansson, head of Saab business area Dynamics, said in a statement. "This order demonstrates the continued strong belief in the Carl-Gustaf system and the state-of-the-art ammunition delivered from Saab. The wide range of variations of Carl-Gustaf ammunition brings a true tactical flexibility to the user." The original...
Saab contracted to upgrade Australian Army's rocket warning system

Saab contracted to upgrade Australian Army's rocket warning system

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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Saab said Thursday it will update equipment for the Australian Army's Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System used to detect incoming rockets, artillery and mortars. The Swedish company received the order for the C-RAM in December, according to a press release. WAVES equipment provides early warning audible and visual alerts when the C-RAM sensors detect and identify an incoming threat from an exclusion zone. The C-RAM, which includes multiple sensors, C2 nodes and warning systems, is built around Saab's Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam radar, which can detect a range of incoming threats, from mortar and artillery rounds and rockets to small drones and fast-moving aircraft. "This contract ensures that the Australian Army can continue to deploy world-leading technology to help pro...
Saab signs Gripen E equipment deal with Sweden

Saab signs Gripen E equipment deal with Sweden

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Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Saab Defense has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Sweden's Defense and Material organization for new equipment for Gripen E fighter aircraft.The contract -- a supplemental to a 2013 deal -- is worth more than $ 46.9 million and requires Saab to supply new equipment for existing and new E variants of the planes.Under the 2013 agreement for development and modernization of the Gripen, some equipment already in service was to be reused but that has now changed."Saab, FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces have agreed on the terms of the contract based on the relevant needs and deliveries," Jonas Hjelm, senior vice president and head of Saab's Aerronautics business area, said in a press release. "This joint approach is intended to secure availability so that the Swedish A...
Saab intros augmented reality training tool for military

Saab intros augmented reality training tool for military

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Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A new tool for military observers, controllers and exercise leaders that provides a 360 degree view of the battlefield is being introduced by Saab Defense.Called "We: Are," the tool is built on augmented reality for smart phones and tablets and was introduced Monday at the I/ITSEC simulation and training event in Orlando, Fla., this week."I/ITSEC is a great place for us to introduce this new tool to the training market," Asa Thegstrom, head of Saab's Training and Simulation business unit, said in a press release. "'We:Are' has been designed with simplicity and smoothness in mind.""With the device the exercise leader can focus on what is important, which is to keep track on the individuals and evaluate entire troops in the field."Saab said "We: Are" enables an observer to i...