Saab has signed $8.5 million contract with Hindustan Aeronautics to maintain Electronic Warfare (EW) Self-Protection system of Druv Advanced Light Helicopter.
Saab signed a tie-up with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the maintenance of electronic warfare (EW) self-protection system of the Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter, the company announced today at the Aero India 2017.
Saab’s subsidiary Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) and HAL’s Avionics Division have signed the contract for Transfer of Technology (ToT) between South Africa and India.
The contract will see transfer of technology for in-country maintenance of Saab’s Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) system in India. The IDAS has been selected as the electronic warfare self-protection system for Indian Air Force and Indian Army Aviation Corps variants of the HAL Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter.
“The maintenance ToT provides for the supply and commissioning of test infrastructure at HAL Hyderabad along with documentation and training of HAL personnel in both Centurion, South Africa, and Hyderabad.
“The contract follows a long term business agreement signed by SGD and HAL in 2005, which provides for the delivery of IDAS equipment by SGD, based on annual orders.
Series production of IDAS systems at SGD is currently underway with more than 200 ordered to date,” the release adds.
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