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Saab India

Long-term partnership and presence

For more than four decades Saab has been a trusted supplier for India's defence and security forces, aviation and maritime security. Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet India's changing needs with a clear emphasis on keeping people and society safe.

Our relationship with India began in the 1970s with the selection and supply of the Carl-Gustaf ground combat system for the Indian Army. Saab's Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) has been chosen by HAL to be the essential self-protection system for the Advanced Light Helicopter (Dhruv). Both these programmes are in series manufacturing and have received multiple production orders.

Our air traffic management solutions are in use every hour across India providing safe travel at 11 different airports including all the major hubs. Our maritime traffic management expertise is also well-established, with India's entire national Automatic Identification System (AIS) network built on Saab equipment.

We have cemented partnerships across India's state-controlled and privately-owned defence sector together with AAI, BEL, HAL, OFB, Tech Mahindra and others. We maintain several critical design and manufacturing capabilities in India including software development, commercial aerostructures, camouflage and signature management.

Our proven track record of partnership and presence in India makes Saab the best choice for future strategic technology cooperation in fields such as combat air systems, ground combat, radars and underwater technology.

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Saab has been 'Making in India' for many decades and we are proud to have teamed up with Indian companies at every level, across all domains. Saab is committed to securing long-term relationships in India to create significant numbers of highly-skilled, sustainable jobs for Indians within domestic and international supply chains."
Ola Rignell, Country Head. Saab India

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Ola Rignell

Country Head, Saab India