Saab receives German, Swedish contracts

Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM   |   0 comments

LINKOPING, Sweden, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Sweden's Defense Materiel Administration has contracted Saab for upgrades and maintenance of its mobile airbase communications systems for remote deployments.

The contract is for three years with options for an additional four years. It carries an expected value of more than $22.6 million. The first task order under the award will be issued next year.

Saab said under the contract it will provide maintenance, change management and upgrades of communications platforms.

"By this order, [the] Swedish Defense Materiel Administration re-affirms their faith in our relationship and it is a testimony to our capability and performance in providing communication solutions in a competitive market," said Richard Price, head of Saab Security and Defense Solution's Critical System and Communication Solution business unit.

Additional details were not disclosed.

In other company news, Saab said it has received orders from Germany to supply defensive systems for the German Air Force's Tornado aircraft.

The equipment to be supplied, worth about $15 million, includes the BOZ-101 EC podded self-protection system, with the MAW-300 missile approach warning system.

Saab will also develop a new cockpit control unit for the defensive system's pod.

"These orders mark the first contract with Germany for Saab's MAW-300 missile approach warning system," said Micael Johansson, head of Saab's Electronic Defense System unit. "It is a breakthrough and a strong vote of confidence in Saab as an electronic warfare supplier.

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