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  • Designed with soldiers in mind

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    With modern warfare placing increasing demands on soldiers, Saab’s Carl-Gustaf M4 shoulder-launched weapon has been designed for optimal handling and comfort in all conditions.

    With modern warfare placing increasing demands on soldiers, Saab’s Carl-Gustaf M4 shoulder-launched weapon has been designed for optimal handling and comfort in all conditions.

     
  • Really advanced dinner logistics

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    More than ninety per cent of the goods transports in the world are shipped. That means that many of the things on our dinner tables, in our homes and in our workplaces arrived by boat. And perhaps these were offloaded in a port near you.

    More than ninety per cent of the goods transports in the world are shipped. That means that many of the things on our dinner tables, in our homes and in our workplaces arrived by boat. And perhaps these were offloaded in a port near you.

     
  • Short term gains – long term security

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    Dealing with everyday maritime security threats like pirates, while ensuring long-term military security, is a challenge in South East Asia’s littoral areas.  We explore how cost-effective, lightweight surveillance equipment adapted for use on offshore patrol vessels can make a difference day-to-day as well as in the long term, should military conflicts arise.

    Dealing with everyday maritime security threats like pirates, while ensuring long-term military security, is a challenge in South East Asia’s littoral areas.  We explore how cost-effective, lightweight surveillance equipment adapted for use on offshore patrol vessels can make a difference day-to-day as well as in the long term, should military conflicts arise.

     
  • The individual, a soldier or a commanding officer, is the centrepiece in a modern force. And consequently, in all modern training too. Live training is all about experience the elements of combat, in advance.

    The individual, a soldier or a commanding officer, is the centrepiece in a modern force. And consequently, in all modern training too. Live training is all about experience the elements of combat, in advance.

     
  • 'Thanks for delaying our flight'

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    ‘It’s like a deli counter – everyone waits their turn and gets served sooner’. Rob, a member of Saab's ATM team, talks about an encounter with a fellow passenger onboard an airplane.

    ‘It’s like a deli counter – everyone waits their turn and gets served sooner’. Rob, a member of Saab's ATM team, talks about an encounter with a fellow passenger onboard an airplane.

     
  • The power of concealment

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    Having the ability to conceal armed forces in the field provides major tactical advantages. When keeping troops and assets safe from attack by the enemy, concealment allows them to draw close enough to launch their own highly effective attacks.

     
  • Finding the needle in the haystack

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    Radar needs to constantly evolve to address new challenges that arise. Here we take a look at how modern radar deals with three tricky problems: stealth, birds, and jammed environments.

     
  • A solution for home and away

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    Saab’s transportable aircraft hangars and maintenance containers have proven their worth time and again on the frontline of conflicts. The next generation Deployable Aircraft Maintenance (DAM) facility is also ideal for domestic use, offering the strength and durability of a fixed facility at a fraction of the cost

     
  • As the RBS15 was developed to help defend the small and neutral Sweden, with a strategic location and very close proximity to potential aggressors, it is perfectly suited to any country in the Baltic region.

    As the RBS15 was developed to help defend the small and neutral Sweden, with a strategic location and very close proximity to potential aggressors, it is perfectly suited to any country in the Baltic region.

     
  • Industrial cooperation a win-win solution

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    Several of Saab’s larger deals include long-term industrial cooperations with customer countries. The goal is to create good value for both parties.

    Several of Saab’s larger deals include long-term industrial cooperations with customer countries. The goal is to create good value for both parties.

     
  • Arboga, Sweden. Saab’s deliveries to Brazil go way beyond the Gripen fighters. Even before the multirole fighter takes to the skies, the technical and cultural exchange between the two countries is already intense. Since January 2017, engineers from AEL Sistemas have been in Arboga to learn in detail the concept developed by Saab for the automatic test equipment(ATE) and for maintaining the avionics units on the aircraft.

     
  • In Latin America’s remote jungles there is an ongoing struggle between public authorities and drugs cartels. Cocaine labs and landing strips for small, light aircraft are easy to hide in the lush greenery and they are also easy to move. Authorities face a huge challenge detecting these, and that’s where the Swedish airborne surveillance solutions from Saab can contribute.

     
  • Robot scientist and Professor Danica Kragić Jensfelt is new board member at Saab - a mission where she hopes to contribute with her knowledge and research on sensors and artificial intelligence.

     

    Robot scientist and Professor Danica Kragić Jensfelt is new board member at Saab - a mission where she hopes to contribute with her knowledge and research on sensors and artificial intelligence.

     
  • Gripen has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel.

    Gripen has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel.

     
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  • On this day, the 26th of March 1992, a new ground breaking turboprop aircraft took to the skies for the very first time. The Saab 2000 was well ahead of its time and is still outperforming its modern day competitors. The outstanding performance and comfort is most certainly the main reason why it’s still so vastly popular out there. Since 1993, it still holds the world record in climb performance for twin engine turboprop aircraft. This is a short version of the Saab 2000 success story.

    On this day, the 26th of March 1992, a new ground breaking turboprop aircraft took to the skies for the very first time. The Saab 2000 was well ahead of its time and is still outperforming its modern day competitors. The outstanding performance and comfort is most certainly the main reason why it’s still so vastly popular out there. Since 1993, it still holds the world record in climb performance for twin engine turboprop aircraft. This is a short version of the Saab 2000 success story.

     
  • Securing Littoral Supremacy

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    For every maritime nation, information gathering, surveillance and sea control along every coastline has never been more important.

    For every maritime nation, information gathering, surveillance and sea control along every coastline has never been more important. Today the centre of gravity for naval operations has shifted away from the deep, open oceans to the shallower but far more complex littoral zones just over the horizon.

     
  • The Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider (LFV) and Saab were first in the world to put remote air traffic control towers into operation. This innovative system now enters the UK, with a demo suite due to be installed at the Swanwick Control Centre.

    The Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider (LFV) and Saab were the first in the world to put remote air traffic control towers into operation. After ten years’ development work this innovative system now enters the UK, where a demo suite will be installed at the Swanwick Control Centre.

     
  • You Are Not Alone

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    To ensure success, air force operations rely on an intricate web of support activities. One is the ability to perform aircraft maintenance wherever necessary, thereby ensuring that the system issued to deployed task forces is ready for operational use.

    To ensure success, air force operations rely on an intricate web of support activities. One is the ability to perform aircraft maintenance wherever necessary, thereby ensuring that the system issued to deployed task forces is ready for operational use.

     
  • May We Request Absolute Silence

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    Saab's A26 submarine is the most modern submarine programme on the planet. But earlier generations of Swedish submarines were already unique thanks to, among other things, a 200-year old discovery. The Stirling engine has undergone continuous development since its conception, and it is a major reason our submarines today are extremely quiet and vibration-free.

    Saab's A26 submarine is the most modern submarine programme on the planet. But earlier generations of Swedish submarines were already unique thanks to, among other things, a 200-year old discovery. The Stirling engine has undergone continuous development since its conception, and it is a major reason our submarines today are extremely quiet and vibration-free.

     
  • With the launch of GlobalEye just over a year ago and an order from the UAE for Saab’s Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS), Ann Kullberg, Saab’s head of marketing within airborne surveillance, looks back at developments.

     
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