Saab will deliver three UAV systems comprising of air vehicles equipped with day/night sensors and a ground station to the Swedish Police.
The system also includes spare parts, consumables, documentation, training and technical support. The contract will be in effect from 2016 to 2018, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
The remote-controlled UAV system selected by the Swedish Police uses the Qube quadcopter air vehicle, provided by US company AeroVironment Inc. The system will be tested in operations by the Swedish Police during 2016.
The UAVs will be equipped with digital cameras for collection of information about specific geographical areas, as well as sensors and technology for image transfer. AeroVironment has delivered similar systems to police forces in the US and is a supplier of small UAV systems to the US military and to more than 30 countries, including the Swedish Armed Forces.
"This move to provide unmanned systems to support government services gives us a good foundation to evolve this technology further. The contract also strengthens our support and maintenance services for civil security applications,” says Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab’s business area Support and Services.