Defence and security company Saab’s subsidiary, Medav, has received an order for the electromagnetic signal-sensor part of the Brazilian border security programme, Sisfron. Deliveries will take place during 2013 to 2016.
Sisfron is the integrated border monitoring system the Brazilian army is developing for its western border, contributing to regional security and fighting cross-border crimes.
Stationary as well as mobile remote controlled sensor-stations with monitoring and direction-finding capabilities in the frequency ranges HF, VHF and UHF will be delivered, and a regional centre for monitoring (ISTAR) and a training centre are included in the contract. Together with this project, technology transfer is provided, increasing the autonomy in the supply chain and creating jobs in high technology sectors in Brazil.
For this order, Medav is subcontractor to Savis Tecnologia e Sistemas SA, a subsidiary of Embraer Defesa & Seguranca SA, wholly-owned by Embraer SA, selected by the Brazilian Army to implement the Sisfron Phase 1 Program.
“Brazil is one of Saab’s most important markets and this order reinforces our presence and relationship with the country,” says Micael Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems.
“This order is further testimony to Medav’s proven capability to provide leading solutions for threat detection and localisation. Sisfron is a big project for border security and its success will be highly reliant on the capabilities of technical sensors,” says Dr Hans-Joachim Kolb, MD of Medav.
Medav specialises in the application of digital signal processing, pattern recognition and information technology. Special advantages of the Medav system are the software-based architecture using SDIA (Software Defined Intelligence Architecture) and Medav’s capability to provide all parts of the system from the sensor to information fusion and reporting. The company was founded in 1982 and serves more than 50 customers globally with highly innovative and technologically leading solutions. Medav is part of the Saab group since 2012.
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.