The Saab India Technology Center will form a bridge between India and Sweden to support the internal operational excellence and optimization initiatives within Saab, while supporting Saab to expand in the Indian market, the company said.
An initial base of 100 skilled Indian engineers to be inducted by the close of 2012 will form the backbone of the center but is expected to increase to at least 300 people over the next three years.
The center will undertake research and development in aerospace, defense and urban innovation, including civil security. The primary areas of development will include software engineering, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering.
"With the establishment of this research and development center, Saab has invested in a sustainable and long term relationship with Mahindra Satyam to co-develop critical technologies not only for India but to support our global markets," Saab President and Chief Executive Officer Hakan Buskhe said. "This center is a part of Saab's future offer for the world market."