Fighter Radar: Saab Eyes Tech Transfer Under Make in India
GOTHENBURG ( SWEDEN) Swedish aerospace and defence major Saab Group is planning to introduce its latest fighter radar in India. It is also ready to offer full technology transfer under the Make in India programme. “Saab as a radar supplier will offer and transfer the highest technology level for the fighter jets,” said Lars Tossman, Vice-President and Head of business unit Airborne Surveillance, Saab.
Saab, which manufactures the Gripen fighter jet, is willing to co- produce the latest Gallium Nitride AESA ( Active Electronically Scanned Array) radar with the Indian defence firms, Tossman added. “The idea is to complement the Indian industry with experience as a fighter radar system and create future possibilities for Indian industry together with Saab.”
Earlier this year, Saab held a series of meetings with top officials from the Defence Ministry and Air Force to jointly develop the technology in India if the Centre approves the production of Gripen in the country under Make in India. Saab is the first company to develop and deploy Gallium Nitride AESA radars in various forms. It has received orders from other fighter programmes around the world for its GaN AESA technology.