Saab at LAAD 2015

Saab will have a strong presence at the 2015 LAAD International Defense and Security Exhibition with a full range of systems and solutions on show for air, land and sea. Saab’s Gripen fighter, selected by Brazil to meet its next-generation combat aircraft requirements, will be the centre of attention at LAAD. Alongside Gripen, Saab will demonstrate its expertise in airborne early warning, air defence, naval systems, command and control, multi-mission sensors, ground combat systems, training and simulation, electronic warfare and SIGINT.

Defence and security company Saab will attend the LAAD 2015 International Defense and Security Exhibition, held at the Riocentro exhibition centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from April 14 to 17.

LAAD is a vital forum for Brazilian industry and its international partners. It attracts exhibitors, customers and visitors from all around the world and speaks to a global audience. For Saab, LAAD is a major opportunity to strengthen relationships with customers and partners in Brazil and across Latin America.

“Brazil is already a strategic partner for Saab,” says Bo Torrestedt, head of Saab market area Latin America. “With the Gripen programme we are building something together that is truly unique, but I believe there are many more opportunities here for us to cooperate further. LAAD is a superb venue for us to show the wide range of Saab’s capabilities to all of Latin America, and to talk to customers about new ideas and new solutions for the air, land and sea domains.”

During Wednesday April 15 Saab will host its main media event.

13:00 at the LAAD Press Centre
Saab in Brazil and Latin America Media Briefing
Saab deputy CEO Lennart Sindahl, and head of Saab Aeronautics Ulf Nilsson will discuss Saab’s current activity and future prospects in Brazil and the region.

On display at LAAD for the first time in Brazil will be Saab’s Gripen NG full-scale replica, representing the aircraft that will be delivered to the Brazilian Air Force. A Gripen NG cockpit simulator will also be on the stand and Saab will highlight its Sea Gripen concept for a new multi-role shipborne fighter.

Other Saab products on show at LAAD include:

AviCom communications management system, with simulator
DoubleEagle remotely operated vehicle
Erieye airborne surveillance system
ESTEL, IDAS and CIDAS electronic warfare and self-defence systems
Ground combat weapon systems (MAPAM, AT4, Carl-Gustaf)
Mine countermeasures vessels and systems
Naval composite material technology
TactiCall integrated communications
Training and simulation products and services
RBS 15 MkIII and RBS 70 NG advanced missile systems
SIGINT with MEDAV
9LV combat management system
9AIR TOCCS tactical operations command and control system

Saab will exhibit at two locations during LAAD 2015:
Saab main stand -- Q20
Saab outdoor arena -- L125

For further information, please contact:

Robert Hewson
Media Relations Manager. Press Officer; LAAD
+44 7776203120
rob.hewson@saabgroup.com

Saab Press Centre,
+46 734 180 018
presscentre@saabgroup.com

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