Saab Proposes Sensor Centre in Canada under Future Fighter Capability Project

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Saab Proposes Sensor Centre in Canada under Future Fighter Capability Project
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Saab has proposed to establish a new facility in Canada as part of its offer for Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) that aims to place the Air Force’s old CF-188 Hornets.

Saab, in co-operation with the Swedish government, has offered 88 Gripen E fighter aircraft, for Canada’s FFCP.

The facility would be known as the Saab Sensor Centre and would be located in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a focus on sensor technologies such as radar. The offer was made during AIx Space 2021 Conference on Monday.

One of the proposed projects is to develop a Space Surveillance Radar (SSR) in Canada, in co-operation with other companies within the Canadian space industry. It is envisaged that this surface radar will target the global market for greater awareness of objects in the Earth’s orbit.

A Saab radar demonstrator has been built and is the basis for a co-development opportunity of a SSR with Canadian companies. This demonstrator leverages radar technology as found in Saab’s military radars that operate across the world including on Canadian and US naval ships.

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