Saab acquires ballistic company Soft Armour
Defence and security company Saab (Stockholm, Sweden) has purchased the rights to the protection technology Soft Armour, and associated assets, from protection technology company Protaurius AB (Molndal, Sweden). The acquisition is the first step into the field of ballistic protection technology. Soft Armour is a patented technology that uses a spherical ceramic material to protect people and sensitive equipment from fine calibre and armour-piercing ammunition. Soft Armour is self-healing and can withstand multiple hits in the same area. It can also be used in construction solutions, such as walls, shields and soft coverings.
“The acquisition of the rights to Soft Armour is a complement to our wide product portfolio within advanced camouflage. We are now expanding our investment in this type of product in both military and civil segments,” says Anders Wiman, Managing Director of Saab Barracuda.