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Saab sub­sidiary Saab Grin­tek De­fence (SGD) and Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Limited’s (HAL) Avion­ics Di­vi­sion have signed a con­tract to de­liver trans­fer of tech­nol­ogy (ToT) be­tween South Africa and In­dia. An­nounced at Aero In­dia 2017, the con­tract - val­ued at ZAR112 mil­lion (USD8.5 mil­lion) - will see the trans­fer of tech­nol­ogy for in-coun­try main­te­nance of Saab’s In­te­grated De­fen­sive Aids Suite (IDAS) sys­tem in In­dia. IDAS has been se­lected as the elec­tronic war­fare (EW) self-pro­tec­tion sys­tem for In­dian Air Force and In­dian Army Avi­a­tion Corps vari­ants of the HAL Dhruv Ad­vanced Light He­li­copter. The main­te­nance ToT pro­vides for the sup­ply and com­mis­sion­ing of test in­fra­struc­ture at HAL Hy­der­abad along with doc­u­men­ta­tion and train­ing of HAL per­son­nel in Cen­tu­rion, South Africa, and Hy­der­abad. “The ex­port of this tech­nol­ogy to In­dia bodes well for fu­ture man­u­fac­tur­ing and skills trans­fers, and for build­ing an on­go­ing mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial part­ner­ship in line with the ‘Make in In­dia’ ini­tia­tive,” says Trevor Ra­man, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Saab Grin­tek De­fence. The ToT pro­gramme will run for 24 months and will qual­ify HAL Hy­der­abad as a Saab-ap­proved IDAS re­pair fa­cil­ity. HAL will fo­cus on main­te­nance and re­pair of IDAS equip­ment for the In­dian end-users. Saab will con­tinue to sup­port HAL Hy­der­abad with crit­i­cal spares and pro­pri­etary com­po­nents for the en­tire ser­vice life of IDAS. The con­tract fol­lows a long term busi­ness agree­ment signed by SGD and HAL in 2005, which pro­vides for the de­liv­ery of IDAS equip­ment by SGD, based on an­nual or­ders. Se­ries pro­duc­tion of IDAS sys­tems at SGD is cur­rently un­der­way with more than 200 or­dered to date.

Saab of­fers world class sen­sor pack­age for in­dian te­jas lca

De­fence and se­cu­rity com­pany Saab of­fers a fighter sen­sor pack­age for the In­dian Te­jas LCA Mk1A fighter air­craft. The pack­age con­sist of a state-of-the-art Saab AESA fighter radar closely in­te­grated with a com­pact elec­tronic war­fare suite us­ing

Gal­lium Nitride based AESA tech­nol­ogy. Saab, in part­ner­ship with In­dian in­dus­try, of­fers a so­lu­tion that will bring the re­quired Air­borne Elec­tron­i­cally Scanned Ar­ray ( AESA) Fighter radar and Elec­tronic war­fare ca­pa­bil­ity to In­dia and the In­dian Air Force. Thanks to our ex­ten­sive tech­nol­ogy devel­op­ment Saab can of­fer the lat­est tech­nol­ogy, on time for the LCA Mk 1A needs, at low risk. The AESA fighter radar is de­vel­oped by Saab with an­tenna tech­nol­ogy based on the lat­est tech­nolo­gies us­ing Gal­lium Nitride (GaN) and Sil­i­cone Car­bide (SiC) sub­strates in com­bi­na­tion with the lat­est gen­er­a­tion of ex­citer/re­ceiver and pro­ces­sor tech­nol­ogy, giv­ing op­ti­mum in­stalled per­for­mance in a dense sig­nal en­vi­ron­ment. The radar has a com­plete mode suite which in­cludes air-to-air, air-toground and air-to-sea ca­pa­bil­i­ties. A built-in mem­ory pro­vides a tool to record a large amount of data from per­formed flights. In­te­gra­tion in the LCA Mk1A fighter air­craft is en­abled by the limited space, power and cool­ing re­quired. The EW suite con­sists of sen­sors and a trans­mit­ter de­vel­oped by Saab and is a highly ca­pa­ble and ex­tremely com­pact so­lu­tion that pro­vides es­sen­tial sit­u­a­tional aware­ness and self-pro­tec­tion. The heart of the suite is an alec­tronic war­fare re­ceiver which is con­nected to a front end re­ceiver and fin tip an­ten­nas in­side the air­craft. In­cluded is also an ex­ter­nal AESA jam­mer pod. The radar warn­ing sys­tem is based on ul­tra-wide­band dig­i­tal re­ceivers and has very high prob­a­bil­ity of in­ter­cept, very good sen­si­tiv­ity and very high se­lec­tiv­ity for han­dling the com­plex sig­nal en­vi­ron­ment of to­day. The AESA jam­mer pod is small in size, low on weight and drag. Self­pro­tec­tion is based on Wide­band Dig­i­tal RF Mem­ory (DRFM) that pro­vides ad­vanced jam­ming tech­niques and ar­bi­trary com­bi­na­tion of jam­ming wave­forms. Trans­mis­sion is per­formed by us­ing GaN-based AESA:s. The EW suite also in­cludes ground sup­port sys­tems and record­ing ca­pa­bil­ity for ad­vanced mis­sion plan­ning and post flight anal­y­sis. Saab’s so­lu­tions are based on the lat­est state-ofthe-art tech­nolo­gies and COTS (com­mer­cial-offthe-shelf) avail­able. The AESA fighter radar and elec­tronic war­fare units have no ITAR-re­stricted (In­ter­na­tion­ally Traf­fic in Arms Reg­u­la­tions) com­po­nents, due to the high de­gree of Saab in-house de­vel­oped and man­u­fac­tured build­ing blocks. Us­ing con­tem­po­rary tech­nol­ogy pro­vides the adapt­abil­ity and growth po­ten­tial needed to stay ahead. Tech­nolo­gies are re-used be­tween vari­ants and plat­forms in or­der to min­i­mize Life Cy­cle Cost (LCC). “In our part­ner­ship, the trans­fer of tech­nol­ogy will se­cure an in­dige­nous In­dian ca­pa­bil­ity for se­ries pro­duc­tion,

main­te­nance, re­pair and over­haul ca­pa­bil­ity. Test­ing and devel­op­ment of the fighter sen­sor pack­age will have syn­er­gies with the sys­tems de­vel­oped for Gripen,” says An­ders Carp, head of Saab busi­ness area Sur­veil­lance. Saab has a proven back­ground in tai­lor­ing sys­tems to cus­tomer needs. This brings ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence from hav­ing open re­la­tions with cus­tomers when adapt­ing ad­vanced sys­tems to new plat­forms. “Saab is a world lead­ing com­pany in the sen­sor area and has equipped some 4500 fighter air­craft with radar and elec­tronic war­fare sys­tems. This has given us wide ex­pe­ri­ence of suc­cess­ful sen­sor sys­tem in­te­gra­tion, test­ing, and eval­u­a­tion of radar and EW sys­tems on fighter air­craft,” says An­ders Carp.

Saab of­fers to set up world's most mod­ern fighter air­craft fa­cil­ity in in­dia

De­fence and Se­cu­rity Com­pany Saab of­fers to set up the world's most mod­ern ecosys­tem and fa­cil­ity in In­dia, to man­u­fac­ture Gripen E for In­dia and the global mar­ket. From this unique in­dus­trial base In­dia will ac­cel­er­ate its abil­ity to de­sign, de­velop, man­u­fac­ture, mod­ify and en­hance new fight­ers for the fu­ture. The state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties for In­dia would in­clude a ded­i­cated Gripen De­sign Cen­tre, a ma­jor pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity equipped with the lat­est man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nolo­gies and ro­bot­ics sys­tems, a radar and sen­sor cen­tre, fi­nal assem­bly plus test and ver­i­fi­ca­tion cen­tres. The fa­cil­i­ties to be set up would also de­liver de­pot-level main­te­nance, re­pair and over­haul and de­sign ser­vices. This fighter tech­nol­ogy ecosys­tem would sup­port the full spec­trum of pro­duc­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties for In­dia, in­clud­ing parts man­u­fac­tur­ing and sub-assem­bly. "Saab is of­fer­ing an in­dus­trial fa­cil­ity that will be the cen­tre-of-grav­ity for the Made-in-In­dia Gripen. It is an un­ri­valled of­fer that will set new stan­dards in aero­nau­ti­cal en­gi­neer­ing ex­cel­lence for decades to come, should In­dia pro­cure Gripen," says Saab In­dia Chair­man Jan Wider­ström. In close co­op­er­a­tion with Saab, en­gi­neers and tech­ni­cians from In­dian part­ner and sup­plier com­pa­nies will live and work in Swe­den and at global part­ners' sites, They will be trained at to­day's pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties, to gain the knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence needed for trans­fer to In­dian-made Gripens once In­dia's own fa­cil­i­ties are op­er­a­tional. Saab's R&D col­lab­o­ra­tions in In­dia will see a rapid ex­pan­sion. Saab would in­cu­bate part­ner­ships be­tween its global sup­ply chain and In­dian sup­pli­ers. Saab would also foster R&D part­ner­ships for next-gen­er­a­tion plat­form, sys­tem and sub-sys­tem de­sign and devel­op­ment across the in­dus­try. To sup­port the Gripen fa­cil­i­ties and the wider aero­space in­dus­try, Saab will set up a train­ing academy for pi­lots, tech­ni­cians and aero­space en­gi­neers. Saab has started to iden­tify and eval­u­ate Tier 2 and Tier 3 part­ners from all over In­dia. Saab's part­ner­ship and pro­cure­ment teams have met many In­dian com­pa­nies to as­sess ca­pa­bil­i­ties and ar­eas of co­op­er­a­tion. In ad­di­tion, Saab has eval­u­ated po­ten­tial sites in a num­ber of states and has en­tered into dis­cus­sions with sev­eral state gov­ern­ments. In­dia's in­dige­nous aero­space ca­pa­bil­i­ties will be built up to es­tab­lish, op­er­ate and se­cure a na­tional sup­port net­work, through true tech­nol­ogy trans­fer to In­dian in­dus­try. This will en­sure that the In­dian Air Force is com­pletely self-re­liant, and need look only within In­dia for all re­quired sup­port. Mats Palm­berg, Vice Pres­i­dent, In­dus­trial Part­ner­ships, Aero­nau­tics, Saab AB de­scribed the ben­e­fits of Saab's pro­posal say­ing, "Saab's of­fer of Made-in-In­dia Gripen fight­ers in­cludes the set­ting up of a com­pletely new in­dus­trial ecosys­tem in In­dia, with the ca­pa­bil­i­ties to pro­duce and up­grade the world's most ad­vanced fighter air­craft, for In­dia and for ex­port. The of­fer in­volves trans­fer of crit­i­cal tech­nol­ogy to In­dia, and close co­op­er­a­tion with In­dian part­ner com­pa­nies and sup­pli­ers, for longterm fighter ca­pa­bil­ity devel­op­ment in In­dia."

Saab In­dia Chair­man Jan Wider­ström

Trevor Ra­man, Pres­i­dent and CEO, Saab Grin­tek De­fence

An­ders Carp, Head, Saab busi­ness area Sur­veil­lance

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