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U.S. Surveillance business – a blueprint for the Saab multi-domestic strategy

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The core of Saab’s multi-domestic strategy is to establish our operations in strategic countries. A successful example of this is the business area Surveillance’s establishment in the U.S. within the radar area but also electronic warfare, combat management systems and air traffic management. Through transferring technologies from Sweden, leveraging the competence and capabilities in the American organisation, Saab’s products are adapted to the U.S. market.

Saab’s business in the U.S. has grown continuously during the last ten years and is expected to grow even more. In addition to Saab’s manufacturing and engineering capability and test capability in the country, investments are also made in research and development in the U.S. to enable further growth.

The Uniqueness

  • Technology leader in the naval domain and strong offering on land systems
  • Radar, Electronic Warfare, Combat Systems and Air Traffic Management
  • Leveraging the best of Swedish and American innovation

Growth potential

  • Stable customer base – serving five branches of the U.S. military
  • Growing radar demand in the U.S., accounts for about 50% of global demand
  • Market expected to grow in airborne, land and maritime domains
  • Key U.S. programs within e.g. the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force
  • Export opportunities out of U.S.
Illustrates the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard ships Saab are onboard today with our adapted sensor Sea Giraffe.

Our Surveillance footprint

  • Sales ~200 MUSD in 2021
  • 9% Sales CAGR last 10 years
  • Increased technology work done locally
  • Extensive manufacturing and test facilities
  • Base in Syracuse, N.Y. with ~500 employees

Key recent wins

  • Advanced Digital Radar Technology
  • Threat Systems Radars
  • Variable Aperture Digital Radar
  • MK9 Continuous Wave llluminator
  • AN/SPN-50 Low Rate Initial Production
  • CEROS Demonstrator (for the U.S. Navy)
  • Laser Warning Systems Technology Demonstration