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Saab at LAAD 2019

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Saab will be present in the 2019 edition of LAAD International Defense and Security with its broad portfolio of solutions for land, air and sea. 


In addition to the Gripen fighter full-size replica and simulator, visitors will be able to get acquainted with marine solutions such as the Mine Countermeasure Vessel (MCMV) and the 9LV combat management system; ground solutions such as the RBS 70 NG man-portable air defence system, in addition to the Training and Simulation portfolio that includes live and virtual simulation.

With strong confidence in the country, aiming to strengthen its long-term and solid relationship with Brazil and Latin America, Saab considers LAAD an important opportunity to meet with potential partners and customers. In addition, the fair is also an important arena to discuss the future of the defence and security industry in the region, especially at a time when many scenario changes are taking place around the world.


'Latin America is a strategic region for Saab, with great market potential. But more than that, it has immense potential for great partnerships. In addition to providing products and services, we seek to develop the local defence industry in partnership with domestic companies, as is already happening in the Brazilian Gripen Programme', says Marianna Silva, head of Saab do Brasil.

As a complete defence and security company, Saab will bring to its booth a wide range of highly technological products to meet the needs of the three forces: Navy, Army and Air Force. Some of these solutions are already in use in Latin America, such as the RBS 70, Short-range Laser-guided Missile System and the new generation of the solution, RBS 70 NG, recently acquired by the Brazilian Army, as well as training and simulation solutions, with a contract for live training in the region signed by the Brazilian Navy in 2007, for the supply of portable weapon simulators.

Visitors will also be able to take photos in the cockpit of the Gripen's full-size replica and visit the fighter's flight simulator purchased by the Brazilian Air Force.

Among the products that Saab will exhibit at LAAD, are:
  • Gripen fighter, including a full-size replica and simulator
  • MCM mine countermeasures vessel
  • Navy radar systems
  • Surface-based radar family
  • Weapon control systems
  • Double Eagle remotely operated underwater vehicle
  • 9LV Combat Management System
  • RBS 15 anti-ship missile system
  • RBS 70 NG Short Range Laser Guided Missile System
  • Training and simulation solutions

LAAD takes place from April 2 to 5, at the Riocentro exhibition center in Rio de Janeiro
Saab solutions will be on display at Pavilion 3, booth J.10