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  • 2017

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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.

     
  • Very short range. Very effective.

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    Cost-effective to operate and requiring minimal manning, very short range air defence (VSHORAD) systems fill the defence gaps left by longer range systems.

    Cost-effective to operate and requiring minimal manning, very short range air defence (VSHORAD) systems fill the defence gaps left by longer range systems.

     
  • Ground-based control of the skies

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    With the number of aerial threats growing rapidly, effective ground-based air defence (GBAD) is more important than ever. Used either alone or in concert with fighter aircraft, Saab’s GBAD solutions help armed-forces to gain mastery of the sky.

    With the number of aerial threats growing rapidly, effective ground-based air defence (GBAD) is more important than ever. Used either alone or in concert with fighter aircraft, Saab’s GBAD solutions help armed-forces to gain mastery of the sky.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Five things you didn’t know about RBS15

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    The RBS15 is known in defence circles as the world’s leading anti-ship missile. Carrying a 200-kilogram warhead, it can be launched from multiple platforms including trucks, aircraft and ships, and it allows for true fire-and-forget operability in all weather conditions. But how well do you really know the RBS15? The following facts might surprise you.

    The RBS15 Mk3 is known in defence circles as the world’s leading anti-ship missile. Carrying a 200-kilogram warhead, it can be launched from multiple platforms including trucks, aircraft and ships, and it allows for true fire-and-forget operability in all weather conditions. But how well do you really know the RBS15? The following facts might surprise you.

     
  • Remote Tower solutions infographic

    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 is now going international.

    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 is now going international.

     
  • Why we share 80 years of fighter jet know-how

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    The revolutionary thinking behind the Gripen programme has once more ensured Saab’s delivery of one of the world’s most advanced fighters. Gripen E is a fighter not only fit for purpose today but ready and adaptable for events beyond tomorrow’s horizon.

     
  • My First Year as a Manager at Saab

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    Maria Sandberg has been involved in aviation, in
    one way or another, for most of her life. She is a pilot and is certified in both civil and military aviation. "I want to take part in decisions, help to find the way forward and get the team there. That was probably what attracted me to becoming a manager," says Maria.



    Maria Sandberg has been involved in aviation, in
    one way or another, for most of her life. She is a pilot and is certified in both civil and military aviation. "I want to take part in decisions, help to find the way forward and get the team there. That was probably what attracted me to becoming a manager," says Maria.

     
  • Living the childhood dream

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    On December 20 last year, the first of two T-X military trainer aircraft from Boeing and Saab made its maiden flight in St Louis, USA. Recently, Saab’s test pilot Richard Ljungberg flew the aircraft for the first time.

    On December 20 last year, the first of two T-X military trainer aircraft from Boeing and Saab made its maiden flight in St Louis, USA. Recently, Saab’s test pilot Richard Ljungberg flew the aircraft for the first time.

     
  • Giving your training the edge

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    With the number of military submarines in use set to grow over the coming years, effective anti-submarine warfare measures are an essential part of national defence. Saab has drawn on decades of experience in area to provide a cost-effective training tool.

     
  • With navies around the world upgrading their submarine programs, effective anti-submarine warfare measures are also needed. Saab’s AUV62-AT acoustic target provides a flexible and cost-effective way of training crews, without the need for an actual submarine.

     
  • 2016

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  • Smart from the start

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    Smart has become synonymous with Gripen, we take a look to see just how this has happened.

    Smart has become synonymous with Gripen, we take a look to see just how this has happened.

     
  • Two years ago the Carl-Gustaf M4 was launched at the Association of the U.S. Army exhibition (AUSA) in Washington D.C. Now four customers have signed contracts on the system. How could a new system generate an interest like that in such a short time?

     
  • The Saab-KTH Aerospace Scholarship

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    At the end of 2014, in partnership with The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Saab presented a student with a scholarship to undertake a master’s degree in Aerospace – to commence in the autumn of 2015. The winner, Nishita Vegi from India, became the inaugural recipient of the Saab-KTH Scholarship. This spring, the second winner was announced – Harianas Dewang from Indonesia. Both are currently studying at KTH.

    At the end of 2014, in partnership with The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Saab presented a student with a scholarship to undertake a master’s degree in Aerospace – to commence in the autumn of 2015. The winner, Nishita Vegi from India, became the inaugural recipient of the Saab-KTH Scholarship. This spring, the second winner was announced – Harianas Dewang from Indonesia. Both are currently studying at KTH.

     
  • The Swedish Armed Forces have not operated the anti-ship missile RBS15 in a coastal battery configuration since 2000 when it was disbanded due to budget cuts. But time changes.

     
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