Saab group in collaboration with Kalyani Strategic Systems (KSSL) are set for a $2 billion contract for Indian Army's Surface to air missile (SRSAM) project.
The joint venture between Saab and KSSL was announced in February but it is not yet confirmed. However, both the companies are already engaged in transfer of technology for the SRSAM program with its Bamse system, an air defence missile system, BusinessLine reported Thursday.
Under this program, 52 Ashok Leyland 8/8 Super Stallion trucks will be equipped with Saab’s Eagle radar that will be used to track enemy radars. Similarly, two more such trucks will be mounted with Saab’s Giraffe radar, which has the capability to target and shoot.
The trials were conducted in October 2014. There are plans to set up the manufacturing facility in Satara district of Maharashtra in India, although the final decision on the location is yet to be finalised by KSSL, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Bharat Forge Ltd.
Saab is expecting the bid to be open by this month, after this, there will be an L1 declaration, again in about 18 to 24 months, the company is hoping to win L1.
The production line will be decided by KSSL. But it may come up in Satara. Right now technology transfer is going on,” Bo Almqvist, who heads Saab’s air defence systems, said. The company would be able to make the first delivery in 36 months after signing contract.
“We have a long-term commitment based on Make in India for maintenance and research and development of future generations,” Almqvist said.
Saab will be competing with Israeli Rafael’s Spyder air defence system and Rosoboronexport to supply SRSAM to the Indian Army.
Possibly, the government will float the tender by December-January and would award contracts by the middle of 2017.
Next weeks Indo-defence show in Jakarta will open a new fighter aircraft procurement contest, one between Saab Gripen, Eurofighter Typhoon and Rosoboronexport Su-35 for the Indonesian Air Forces F-5 replacement program. From what was considered a done deal in favour of the Russian Su-35, the Indonesian military has opened up the fighter procurement to a three-way contest
Saab has acquired Denmarks Nordic Defence Industries (NDI) that manufactures mine disposal charge systems for the naval defense industry. “With the acquisition, our regional footprint will be strengthened as well as our role as a global supplier of Mine Counter Measure solutions,” said Görgen Johansson, head of business area Dynamics in a statement Tuesday
Saab has launched its land-based Giraffe 1X radar in the United States market. The radar system offers advanced capabilities against small targets and the capacity to address multiple threat types
Saab has offered to co-produce the latest Gallium Nitride AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radar with the Indian defence firms with full technology transfer. “Saab as a radar supplier will offer and transfer the highest technology level for the fighter jets,” Lars Tossman, Vice-President and Head of business unit Airborne Surveillance, Saab was quoted as saying by
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract for the Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapon system, but declined to name the customer. This is Saab´s fourth customer for the system since its launch in late 2014
Saab has signed a contract with RIOgaleão concessionaire, which manages Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, to supply a common-use surface surveillance platform. The system increases the efficiency of aircraft operations on the ground and contributes to reduced flight delays
India has cleared Rs 50,025 crore (US$7.5 billion) worth defense proposal to procure 83 LCA Tejas fighter jets
Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for an advanced helmet mounted display (HMD) system, ‘Targo. The new system will be used for the Swedish Air Forces Gripen E fighter aircraft
Fire Extinguished onboard Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov
Damen Shipyards, PT PAL Install Combat Systems Aboard Indonesian Sigma Frigate
Czech Republic to Replace Russian Radars with Israeli 3D Mobile Air Defense...
S.Korea's Light Civil Helicopter Makes First Flight
Germany To Finalise Order for 38 Eurofighter Jets, 110 E-Scan Radars
Turkish Navy to get First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier in 2020
Bechtel Bags US Navy's $1.4Bn Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components Contract
Su-57 Performs 16 Flights with New, Powerful Engine
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...