Saab to deliver integrated ground based air defence solution to Sweden

10 December 2020 (Last Updated December 10th, 2020 15:15)

Saab has received a contract to deliver an integrated sensor and command and control system to Sweden and help in enhancing ground-based air defence capabilities.

Saab to deliver integrated ground based air defence solution to Sweden
Saab – Giraffe 4A antenna. Credit: SAAB.

Saab has received a contract to deliver an integrated sensor and command and control system to Sweden and help in enhancing ground-based air defence capabilities.

Awarded by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, the contract is valued at around Skr2.1bn ($250m) for the 2020-2025 period.

As agreed, Saab will deliver a number of multifunctional Giraffe 4A radars, as well as upgrade the Swedish Armed Forces’ existing Giraffe AMB surface radars.

Work also includes modernising and delivering additional command and control systems, and integrating air defence battalions’ fire units.

The company will carry out the work at facilities in Gothenburg, Järfälla, Arboga and Halmstad in Sweden.

Saab deputy CEO and Surveillance business area head Anders Carp said: “Together with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration and the Swedish Armed Forces, we have created a comprehensive world-class solution that integrates the sensors, command and control systems and fire units in the ground-based air defence system.

“This is an important order for Saab and we are proud to deliver a central part of Sweden’s defence capability.”

Founded in 1937, Saab focuses on delivering solutions and services for the military defence and civil security verticals.

In October, the company secured a multi-year framework contract worth up to $87m to deliver Carl-Gustaf multi-role, man-portable shoulder-fired weapon systems to the US Army.

The US will procure the latest version of the weapon system, used by the ground forces as an anti-tank weapon system and to neutralise other challenges.