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Saab Expands U.S. Domestic Manufacturing with Three New Facilities

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For Saab, Inc., 2023 was a year of growth. The company grew in partnerships with universities and research institutions, in contracts, and in capabilities. From developing next-wave artificial intelligence capabilities to continuing valued relationships across the U.S. armed forces, Saab is proud of the company drive to innovate and support customers with continuous growth.

A significant factor in Saab’s ability to serve customers across industries and across the country is the expansion of the company’s U.S. facilities and domestic manufacturing capabilities.


In 2023, Saab opened three new offices in California, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, increasing its domestic footprint considerably.

“It’s all about how we can be there for the customer. It’s about being close to our customers and serving them as best we can. It’s about having short lead times, whether it’s a service, spare parts or developing exciting new ideas together, as well as creating more U.S. jobs” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab, Inc.

In Oceanside, CA, Saab’s new facility supports ongoing training and simulation programs with the U.S. Marine Corps. The office will provide localized and time-sensitive support to the Marine Corps’ Force-on-Force Training System Next program, for which Saab is providing a custom-built program of record: the Marine Corps Tactical Instrumentation System (MCTIS). 

Strategically located near Camp Pendleton and Twentynine Palms, Saab’s Oceanside office will directly support MCTIS maintenance and logistics to always achieve 90% or above equipment readiness.

Saab’s Autonomous and Undersea Systems (AUS) division opened two offices in New England. The Cranston, Rhode Island facility, located close to the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center, will support Saab’s contract with the U.S. Navy for the MK39 Expendable Mobile Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Training Target (EMATT) production along with expected future AUS programs. 

The Quincy, MA office, also helmed by the Autonomous and Undersea division, will support engineering, design, and management for AUS.  Its location also enables Saab to support growing partnerships with universities and recruit expert radar and sensor talent from the area to support the Saab, Inc. portfolio. 

“The phenomenal growth we achieved in 2023 lays the groundwork for success in 2024,” added Erik. “We are already looking at a potential new site for additional manufacturing connected to several of our most popular products here in the U.S., and we plan to have more to announce soon.”