The solution offered for the SRSAM requirement combines the Saab BAMSE missile system with Ashok Leyland’s Super Stallion 8×8, a high-mobility vehicle capable of operating in all types of terrain under all weather conditions.
Saab Market Area India head Lars-Olof Lindgren said the BAMSE is a proven air defence missile system, while the Ashok Leyland platform is a very suitable all-terrain vehicle.
”The need for mobility for air defence units is essential for flexible and optimal deployment,” Lindgren said.
Ashok Leyland vice-chairman Dr. V. Sumantran said the company has a proven track record of serving the mobility needs of the Indian Armed Forces for more than three decades, and Saab is a recognised technology leader.
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”We are pleased to announce this cooperation with Saab and together we are able to offer the Indian defence forces, state-of-the-art air defence systems based on proven technologies,” Sumantran said.
”Our Super-Stallion 8×8 platform will offer the best combination of performance and reliability.”
The complete SRSAM system comprises the Giraffe AMB radar, a powerful 3D surveillance radar, command and control system intended for short and medium-range ground based air defence , as well as the BAMSE missile control centres (MCCs) with six ready-to-fire missiles.
All SRSAM components are expected to be integrated into the Super Stallion 8×8 high-mobility vehicle for transportation to specific locations.
The RBS 23 BAMSE is an all-weather, all-target, air defence missile system deployed to protect fixed and mobile assets against a range of threats, including fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aircraft, stand-off missiles, cruise and anti-radiation missiles and guided bombs.
Image: the Saab-Ashok Leyland solution for Indian Army’s SRSAM programme also includes Giraffe AMB radar. Photo: courtesy of Duch.seb.