Saab and Tata to develop and manufacture self-protection systems
Defence and security company Saab and Indian company Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) have started the process of manufacturing self-protection systems for land-based platforms for the Indian market and for export to Saab’s global market. The partnership will also involve joint development of the next-generation self-protection system.
The process of transfer of technology (ToT) for production of initial orders for Saab’s global customers has already commenced at Tata Power SED’s facility in Bengaluru. Tata Power SED will eventually manufacture a large part of the system in India and also do final assembly. Tata will also be responsible for marketing the system in India.
“Saab is fully committed to working with Indian industry to ‘Make in India’, and this partnership is another step in that direction. Tata Power SED’s strengths in defence electronics manufacturing are a perfect complement to Saab’s expertise in electronic warfare systems, sensors and self-protection systems for all domains”, says Jan Widerström, Chairman and Managing Director, Saab India Technologies.
Land Electronic Defence System (LEDS) 50 MK2 is a subset of an integrated and modular, active defence system consisting of a laser warning segment (LWS) and effector control segment (OSCS). The solution provides combat personnel with vital situational awareness on laser threats and countermeasure availability and areas of coverage/protection offered under dynamic conditions, allowing manual or fully automatic responses against threats.