Saab Aerotech and the Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV) have signed an agreement for the upgrade of two S100D (Saab 340AEW-200) aircraft currently operated by the Swedish Armed Forces to a new international inter-operational standard. The order is valued at 105 Million Swedish Kronor.
The AEW aircraft, modified under the System ASC 890 program, will be used for territorial integrity monitoring within Sweden as well as for air and sea surveillance in support of international operations.
The ASC 890 system will be a NATO compatible C2 platform and can perform airborne command and control functions for Saab’s Gripen fighter as well as other airborne platforms. Saab will designate the new aircraft as Saab 340 AEW-300. The formal start of the project is September 2006. Work will be performed at Saab Aerotech’s maintenance facilities in Linköping Sweden and is expected to be completed within 20 months.
Under a separate agreement, FMV has also contracted Ericsson Microwave Systems for project work. Saab has recently announced the acquisition of Ericsson Microwave Systems in a deal expected to close in September 2006.
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Michael Gurmark, CSD, Division Aircraft Services, Saab Aerotech
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John Belanger, V.P. PR and Comms, Saab Aerotech
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