Defence and security company Saab has received an order for airborne Electronic Warfare self-protection system of approximately MEURO 28.
“We are proud of being selected for this major deal for self-protection systems. The contract strengthens our position on the world market and shows that our complete Electronic Warfare self-protection systems are highly competitive”, says Micael Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems.
Development and production of the self-protection systems (named IDAS, Integrated Defensive Aids Suite family) takes place at Saab in Centurion, South Africa, and in Järfälla, Sweden. Deliveries will be made 2012-2016.
Saab’s family of Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) are ideally suited to enhance the survivability of aircraft, in sophisticated, diverse and dense threat environments, by providing a multi-sensor warning system i.e. radar, laser and missile approach (passive UV); integrated with the lightweight pyrotechnic dispensing system (BOP/L).
The system today is protecting the following aircraft and helicopters: Su-30MKM, C-130B, H and L100, Saab 2000, Eurocopter Puma & Super Puma, NH Industries NH90, Agusta-Westland A109, A129, Agusta-Westland Super Lynx 300, Boeing CH-47 Chinook, Eurocopter Cougar, Denel Rooivalk, Denel Oryx and is on delivery for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv.
The industry’s nature is such that depending on circumstances concerning the product and customer, further information regarding the order will not be announced.