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First flight Gripen E second aircraft

A unique position for continued growth

Saab has seen substantial international growth in recent years, fueled by conscious choices, increased presence in strategic markets together with international partnerships and a strong focus on innovation and state of the art product portfolio. This has laid the foundation for a unique position in the global defence and security market. Saab is now taking further steps in its growth journey, while maintaining an increased focus on sustainability to create greater value – for society and all its stakeholders.

Key focus areas to create greater value

  1. Strong focus on international expansion in strategic markets through a globalized approach and industrial partnerships to accelerate growth in an ethical and responsible way
  2. Faster innovation through investments in technology and R&D within our core competence areas to further contribute to our defence and security capabilities and product portfolio
  3. Continuous cost efficiency in every part of the business, optimisation of the product portfolio and increased automation and digitisation
  4. Long-term cash flow generation and a strong financial position to support further growth
  5. Integrating sustainability as a business critical driver for greater value creation
GlobalEye AEWoC two aircraft high res

Our proactive efforts to sharpen the product portfolio have led to

  • New generation of the Gripen
  • New generation of the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control system
  • New ground-based and naval radar systems
  • New generation of Carl-Gustaf
  • New submarines

In 2019, a new marketing organisation was set up with a greater focus on Saab’s key markets. At the same time, Saab continues to grow through

HMS Gotland 2019
HSM Södermanland submarine Öresund 2017

This has resulted in new orders and strengthened the order backlog

  • Gripen Sweden, 2013
  • Gripen Brazil, 2015
  • Blekinge-class (A26) and Gotland-class (MLU) submarines, 2015
  • Anti-ship missile RBS15, 2017
  • Global Eye, 2015 and 2018
  • Trainer aircraft T-7A, 2018
  • Finland Squadron, 2019

Since 2014, Saab has converted the order backlog into strong sales growth.

9LV Combat Management System

Saab has a strong position and is ready for the next step

  • Win new orders for our updated platforms
  • Continue to grow through small and mediumsized orders as well as recurring business
  • Optimise the product portfolio
  • Further efficiency improvements
  • Generate positive cash flow

Saab’s aim is to grow profitably and has a long-term annual growth target of 5 per cent.