Saab to merge surveillance systems and surface radar solutions units

7 December 2018 (Last Updated December 7th, 2018 10:19)

Global company Saab has revealed plans to merge two of its business units to form a single entity next year, in order to strengthen its radar portfolio and target future market needs.

Saab to merge surveillance systems and surface radar solutions units
Saab’s Arthur weapon locating radar system. Credit: Saab AB.

Global company Saab has revealed plans to merge two of its business units to form a single entity next year, in order to strengthen its radar portfolio and target future market needs.

Under the plan, the company will combine its Airborne Surveillance Systems and Surface Radar Solutions businesses.

These units fall under the company’s surveillance business division. The newly merged single unit will be known as Radar Solutions and is to be headed by Lars Tossman.

The current head of Airborne Surveillance Systems, Tossman has been associated with Saab for 30 years and served in a number of management roles within the company.

According to the company, Radar Solutions will consolidate the entire range of activities required for airborne, ground-based, naval and fighter radars.

“With the new Radar Solutions business unit, we can create even more synergies between airborne, ground-based and naval radars, further strengthening our radar offer.”

The new unit will also align synergies in both research and development and marketing and sales.

Tossman said: “Radar is one of Saab’s core areas and Saab is a world-leading sensor provider. With the new Radar Solutions business unit, we can create even more synergies between airborne, ground-based and naval radars, further strengthening our radar offer.”

A provider of land and Sea Giraffe radars, airborne radar systems and electronic warfare, the company is the preferred combat system integrator for various projects.

In July, the US Navy placed an order with Saab for the delivery of Sea Giraffe AMB multi-mode radars (MMRs).

In November 2015, the UAE awarded a development and production contract to Saab for the GlobalEye advanced airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system.

The country sought for additional functionality for the system in June.