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Saab Global

Can peace and security be taken for granted?

We don’t think so

We know the importance of taking your own responsibility as well as building on long term partnership.

Saab was founded in 1937 with a clear purpose to protect Sweden’s borders and its people, in a time of major security challenges. Twelve years after Saab’s beginning, the North Atlantic Alliance – now NATO – was founded in the aftermath of the Second World War. Its purpose was to secure peace in Europe, to promote cooperation among its allies and to guard their freedom. A close alignment in both values and ethos has existed between NATO and Saab ever since.

Sweden's cooperation with NATO is based on a longstanding military policy and a firm national consensus that focuses on joint objectives. Cooperation has been reinforced over the years since Sweden joined NATO’s partnership for peace in 1994 and became a member of the Euro- Atlantic partnership Council in 1997.

In practice Sweden has been one of NATO’s most active partners and a valued contributor to NATO-led operations and missions in the Balkans and Afghanistan. It is one of five countries that has enhanced opportunities for dialogue and cooperation with NATO.

Saab’s Giraffe AMB and Arthur radars are operational across the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Germany and served in Iraq and Afghanistan, while Sea Giraffe AMB is used by five classes of ships in the US Navy. The Erieye AEW&C system has been used widely by Greece and was employed during coalition operations over Libya. The RBS 15 is the backbone of the German navy’s anti-ship missile capability. In the air Saab’s self-protection systems have protected platforms from Harrier through Tornado and now on to the Eurofighter Typhoon. Our own fighter, the Gripen, is in service with the Czech and Hungarian Air Forces as well as the Swedish Airforce. Ground combat weapons such as the NLAW anti-tank missile system, Carl-Gustaf and AT4 are all used widely throughout NATO forces.

These are just some examples of the breadth of solutions Saab provides to support NATO Nations.

Peace and security are better protected together.