Saab wins LEDS-50 MK2 launch order
[Johannesburg, 18 September 2014] -
Saab has been awarded a contract for its latest advanced Softkill solution, the LEDS-50 MK2. The contract amounts to the value of MSEK 48 (R74 million). The contract is from an undisclosed customer.The LEDS-50 MK2 provides additional protection to the vehicle and crew by detecting the presence of latest generation laser threats and automatically deploying countermeasures to avoid the vehicle being hit by the threat.This order is an important breakthrough for Saab in the Land Self-Protection Systems market, since it is the launch order for its latest vehicle self-protection solution. It is especially relevant since it confirms the international market attractiveness of advanced Softkill solutions as a cost-effective way to improve vehicle survivability in complex operational situations.