Saab Receives Order for Defensive Aids Suite

  Saab Receives Order for Defensive Aids Suite

Business Wire

LINKÖPING, Sweden -- December 21, 2012

Defence and security company Saab (STO:SAABB) has received an order for
helicopter self-protection and electronic intelligence systems worth around
SEK 100 Million (ZAR 130 Million) from AgustaWestland Ltd.

“This contract strengthens our relationship as a key supplier to
AgustaWestland and shows our ability to design and develop highly competitive
Electronic Warfare self-protection and Electronic Intelligence systems. That
AgustaWestland has selected us for the supply of this highly integrated
self-protection and electronic intelligence system is a great proof of its
capability, says Micael Johansson, Head of Saab’s business area Electronic
Defence Systems.

This is a configuration where the Electronic Surveillance Payload (ESP) is
integrated with the IDAS system (Integrated Defensive Aids Suite). This
enhances the capability of the system to perform high accuracy direction
finding and emitter location.

Development and production takes place at Saab in Centurion, South Africa(Saab
Grintek Defence), and in Järfälla, Sweden. Deliveries are scheduled for

Saab’s family of Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) are ideally suited to
enhance the survivability of aircraft in sophisticated, diverse and dense
threat environments, by providing a multi-sensor warning system including
radar warning, laser warning and missile approach warning; integrated with the
lightweight pyrotechnic dispensing system (BOP/L). The Electronic Surveillance
Payload (ESP) is ideal for helicopter applications where a highly capable but
compact light weight Electronic Intelligence system is required.

IDAS systems protect many diverse platforms including Saab 2000,
AgustaWestland A109, A129, AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300, Boeing CH-47
Chinook, Denel Rooivalk, Denel Oryx, Eurocopter Puma & Super Puma, Eurocopter
Cougar, NH Industries NH90, Lockheed Martin C-130B, H and L100, Su-30MKM and
deliveries are ongoing for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Advanced Light
Helicopter Dhruv.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and
solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations
and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves
new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

The information was submitted for publication on 21 December at 12.00.

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