Saab further manifest its position as a partner in the development and production of air-to-air missiles
19 January 2004
Saab further manifest its position as a partner in the development and
production of air-to-air missiles
Saab Bofors Dynamics and BGT have signed a contract for the Series
Preparation and Pilot Lot production phase for the short range air-to-
air missile IRIS-T. The contract value is 12.5MEUR covering two years.
Saab Bofors Dynamics and BGT (Bodenseewerk Geraetetechnik GmbH) have
signed a contract for the Series Preparation and Pilot Lot production
phase of two electronics units (Aircraft Interface Unit and Signal
Processing Unit) for the short range air-to-air missile IRIS-T.
The IRIS-T missile is developed in cooperation between industries from
six nations, with Germany as the lead nation, and will initially arm the
Gripen, Eurofighter and F16 fighters of the participating nations. Since
IRIS-T constitutes a great improvement over existing short range air-to-
air missiles the potential for further export is large.
Participating nations are, beside Germany and Sweden, Norway, Greece,
Italy and Spain.
Saab Bofors Dynamics is anticipating an order for the Series Production
of these electronics units during 2005.
Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its
main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group
covers a broad spectrum of competence and capabilities in systems
For further information please contact:
Gunnar Språng, Business unit manager
Telephone: 013-18 61 10, 073-418 6110
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