Gripen E/F is a true multi-role fighter aircraft, capable of performing an extensive range of air-to-air, air-to-surface and reconnaissance missions employing the latest technology and weapons. It is designed to meet the demands of existing and future threats, while simultaneously meeting strict requirements for flight safety, reliability and efficiency. Saab's Gripen offer to India is well beyond just setting up assembly lines in the country. The Make in India proposal focuses extensively on establishing the world’s most modern fighter-aircraft manufacturing capability in India. This will be achieved mainly through Technology and Capability Transfer which Saab has offered to other countries as well in the past.
Saab’s Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) has been selected by HAL as the electronic warfare self-protection system for the Advanced Light Helicopter (Dhruv). The programme is in the series production phase and has received multiple production orders. IDAS provides self-protection for airborne platforms in sophisticated, diverse and dense threat environments. It is a fully integrated multi-spectral system that can be configured for radar warning, laser-warning and missile-approach-warning.
Saab is also a subcontractor to Boeing and Airbus, supplying cargo doors, wing spars and avionics, system integration and support and maintenance solutions for a number of different aircraft types.