Saab Receives Two New Orders from France, Sweden

24.10.2016 North America
Saab Receives Two New Orders from France, Sweden

Saab Receives Two New Orders from France, Sweden

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Defense and security company Saab has signed a contract with SIMMAD (integrated structure for the operational maintenance of the aeronautics equipment of the French Ministry of Defense) for spare parts and support contract for Giraffe AMB (photo).

The contract is for an ordering period of 17 months and a performance period of 34 months, commencing on 8 August 2016, and includes obsolescence management.

A Saab team has been participating in the Giraffe Air detachment committed in the CASEX 16 exercise in the military camp of Valdahon. The Saab team was invited to support and monitor how the French Air Force uses the Giraffe AMB radar and C2 shelter.

“The recently awarded spares and support contract, as well as participating in CASEX 16, is important for Saab in providing continued support and presence in France” said Henrik Vassallo, Head of Saab country unit France & Benelux.

Saab also announced that LFV, the Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider, has formally commissioned the first region of its Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system on the path to full nation-wide coverage in Sweden.

Saab’s Wide Area Multilateration system will provide terminal and en route surveillance over the greater Stockholm area and will ultimately be used to improve surveillance for all of Sweden. The airspace over Kiruna and the northern half of the country will follow the Stockholm region closely, with Gothenburg planned for later in 2016, and the rest of the country over the course of 2017.

“A project of this scale will always present a variety of difficult challenges but we are proud of the hard work and success that we have been able to achieve in partnership with Saab. Together we have brought a valuable service on-line that will improve our ability to safely and efficiently manage air traffic in the skies over Sweden,” said Ulf Thibblin, Technical Director at LFV.

Saab’s multilateration solutions use multiple low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to calculate aircraft locations based on transponder signals to provide air traffic controllers with precise aircraft position and identification information regardless of weather conditions. With a higher update rate and greater positional accuracy than traditional radar, Saab’s multilateration provides effective surveillance for increased safety, capacity and efficiency of airspace.

“This is an important milestone for the LFV Wide Area Multilateration system and we are pleased with the role we have played in making it happen. We have collaborated very effectively with LFV on this project and expect that success to continue through the remaining phases,” says Anders Carp, Head of business unit Traffic Management within Saab business area Surveillance.

Saab uses a minimal number of sensors for a simpler, lower cost solution by employing advanced processing techniques. Additionally, each multilateration sensor deployed supports Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast, providing an infrastructure that is ready for today's surveillance needs and tomorrow's avionics.

The Wide Area Multilateration system will complement LFV’s existing Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) network, allow them to retire certain installations, and will improve and expand surveillance in areas where terrain has limited its SSR coverage capabilities.

Almost 100 sites worldwide have chosen Saab multilateration to enhance safety, efficiency, capacity and cost savings.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world and has recently opened a local office in Paris, which will focus on partnerships and collaborations with French companies as well as continuing to provide an array of equipment to the French Government.



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