Saab Receives Airborne Self-Protection System Order

22 March 2011 (Last Updated March 22nd, 2011 18:30)

Saab has received an order for an airborne electronic warfare self-protection system from an undisclosed customer. Under the €28m contract, the company will develop and produce the integrated defensive aids suite (IDAS) family of self-protection systems. IDAS systems provide

Saab has received an order for an airborne electronic warfare self-protection system from an undisclosed customer.

Under the €28m contract, the company will develop and produce the integrated defensive aids suite (IDAS) family of self-protection systems.

IDAS systems provide a multisensor warning system integrated with the lightweight pyrotechnic dispensing system to enhance the survivability of aircraft in diverse threat environments.

Currently, the system is deployed on Su-30MKM, C-130B, Saab 2000, Eurocopter Puma and Super Puma, and Cougar, NH90, Agusta-Westland A109, A129, Super Lynx 300, Boeing CH-47 Chinook, Denel Rooivalk and Oryx aircraft.

Work will be performed at the company's facilities in Centurion, South Africa, and in Järfälla, Sweden, with deliveries scheduled to take place in 2012-2016.