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Saab Avionics receives SEK 122 million order for EW-system to Sweden's new NH90-Helicopter

Saab Avionics receives SEK 122 million order for EW-system to Sweden's new NH90-Helicopter Saab Avionics has received an order from Eurocopter Deutschland for development and delivery of a complete self-protection electronic warfare suite for the new Swedish multi-role helicopter, the NH90 from NHIndustries. The order is a result of the close cooperation between Saab Avionics in Sweden and Avitronics in South Africa. Development and manufacturing will take place at both companies. The EW-suite will include a counter measures dispensing system and a multi-sensor warning system providing aircrew warning and protection from radar, laser and passive heat seeking missile threats. Earlier this year Saab and NHIndustries signed a contract regarding the development and production of a tactical mission system (TMS) for the new Swedish helicopter at a value of around SEK 2 billion. Saab Avionics is a leading supplier of avionics and electronic warfare systems on the international market. Saab Avionics is a company within the Saab Group, one of the world´s leading high-technology companies, with its main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. Avitronics is a joint venture owned by Grintek Limited (51 %) and Saab (49 %) of Sweden. The company is a leading member of the South African defence industry specialising in the design, development and production of electronic warfare self protection systems, electronic support measures and associated products for air, sea and land based applications. For further information please contact: Kaj Göthlund, Manager Marketing & Sales, Saab Avionics, Electronic Warfare Division, phone +46 8 580 85544, +46 73 668 5544 kaj.gothlund@avionics.saab.se Gerrie Radloff, Marketing director Avitronics (Pty) Ltd, phone +27 12 672 6030 gradloff@grintek.com www.saab.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/12/19/20021218BIT01330/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/12/19/20021218BIT01330/wkr0002.pdf