Ericsson Saab Avionics develops EW suite for Gripen

Ericsson Saab Avionics has received an order from Saab AB in Linköping for
an electronic warfare suite, EWS 39, for the Swedish Air Force JAS 39
Gripen. The order is valued at 1.2 billion kronor (142 MUSD).
The system represents the second generation of EW suites for Gripen and is
basically the same version as the one offered to the overseas market.

The EWS 39 plays a decisive role in the aircraft's ability to operate in
areas with hostile aircraft and AAA units. Accordingly, the system
includes means to discover threats from radar, analyze the signals,
validate them against known data, present the threats to the pilot and
take proper counteractions. These counteractions include, for instance,
electronic jamming against radar and radar-guided missiles, flares against
IR-guided missiles and chaff against radar and radar-guided missiles.
Ericsson Saab Avionics is responsible for the overall system design and
the electronic jammer.

CelsiusTech Electronics is responsible for the Radar Warning Receiver,
RWR. In addition, CelsiusTech Electronics delivers the chaff and flare
Saab is responsible for the system integration in the aircraft.

Ericsson Saab Avionics AB is owned jointly by Ericsson Microwave Systems
AB and Saab AB and is the principal supplier of electronic systems for the
JAS 39 Gripen, for instance the Cockpit Display System.

For further information, please contact:
Lars Olsson, Director of Communications and PR,
Ericsson Saab Avionics AB, Kista, Sweden.
Telephone: +46 8 757 03 83. Fax: +46 8 752 89 84.
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