During last week’s Aero India (Bangalore, 09-13 February 2011), defence and security company Saab announced the establishment of a Research and Development (R&D) Centre in India.
With the establishment of this Centre Saab will create a sustainable and long term relationship to be able to co-develop critical technologies with India. This centre is a part of Saabs future offer for the world market.
“The aim of the research and development centre is to transfer to India continuously already identified concrete programs and technologies. The Centre will form a bridge between India and Sweden, and together with an initial base of 100-300 skilled Indian engineers form the backbone of the Centre. The Centre will stimulate innovation all around India,” said Saab President & CEO Håkan Buskhe.
The areas of focus would cover aerospace, defence and urban innovation including civil security. The Centre will be established in close co-operation with Indian partners and universities and will create new innovations, new technology and exporting opportunities for Indian governmental, academic and industry entities.