Saab at LAAD 2015


Saab’s Gripen fighter will be on display at the LAAD exhibition, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 14 to 17 April.

Saab will have a strong presence at the 2015 LAAD International Defense and Security Exhibition, with a full range of systems and solutions on show for air, land and sea. Saab’s Gripen fighter, selected by Brazil to meet its next-generation combat aircraft requirements, will be the centre of attention at LAAD.

Alongside Gripen, Saab will demonstrate its expertise in airborne early warning, air defence, naval systems, command and control, multi-mission sensors, ground combat systems, training and simulation, electronic warfare and SIGINT.

The defence and security company will attend the LAAD 2015 International Defense and Security Exhibition, held at the Riocentro exhibition centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 14 to 17 April.

LAAD is a vital forum for Brazilian industry and its international partners. It attracts exhibitors, customers and visitors from all around the world and speaks to a global audience. For Saab, LAAD is a major opportunity to strengthen relationships with customers and partners in Brazil and across Latin America.

“Brazil is already a strategic partner for Saab,” says Bo Torrestedt, head of Saab market area Latin America. “With the Gripen programme, we are building something together that is truly unique, but I believe there are many more opportunities here for us to co-operate further. LAAD is a superb venue for us to show the wide range of Saab’s capabilities to all of Latin America, and to talk to customers about new ideas and new solutions for the air, land and sea domains.”

During Wednesday, 15 April, Saab will host its main media event.

1pm at the LAAD Press Centre.

Saab in Brazil and Latin America Media Briefing.

Saab deputy CEO Lennart Sindahl, and head of Saab Aeronautics Ulf Nilsson, will discuss Saab’s current activity and future prospects in Brazil and the region.

On display at LAAD for the first time in Brazil will be Saab’s Gripen NG full-scale replica, representing the aircraft that will be delivered to the Brazilian Air Force. A Gripen NG cockpit simulator will also be on the stand, and Saab will highlight its Sea Gripen concept for a new multi-role shipborne fighter.

Other Saab products on show at LAAD include:

AviCom communications management system, with simulator;

DoubleEagle remotely operated vehicle; 

Erieye airborne surveillance system;

ESTEL, IDAS and CIDAS electronic warfare and self-defence systems;

Ground combat weapon systems (MAPAM, AT4, Carl-Gustaf);

Mine countermeasures vessels and systems;

Naval composite material technology;

TactiCall integrated communications;

Training and simulation products and services;

RBS 15 MkIII and RBS 70 NG advanced missile systems;

9LV combat management system; and
9AIR TOCCS tactical operations command and control system.

Saab will exhibit at two locations during LAAD 2015:

Saab main stand – Q20

Saab outdoor arena – L125

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.