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New agreement strengthens the relations between Saab and the Austrian Armed Forces

Saab Aerotech has signed a new long term service agreement with Austria regarding the logistics and technical support for aircraft Saab 105OE.

Saab 105OE is an export version of the SK60 that was adapted for the Austrian Armed Forces and was supplied in the beginning of the 1970s. According to the current plans it will remain in operation with the Austrian Armed Forces for a further 10-15 years. This means that this faithful servant will have been in operational service for nearly 50 years.

In order to achieve this, and to ensure continued support from the manufacturer Saab, the Austrian Armed Forces have signed a long term service agreement with Saab Aerotech. The agreement includes operations regarding technical support, spares, publications, information exchange etc. The new agreement replaces the previous agreement that also included the Draken, Saab 35OE.

“The agreement is a good example of our commitment and long term relationship with the Austrian Armed Forces”, says Torsten Öhman, Vice President and Head of Gripen and Saab 105 Programs at Saab Aerotech.

Saab Aerotech is Sweden’s leading supplier of integrated support solutions. The range covers a wide selection of services and products for cost effective support for systems and platforms during the entire lifecycle. The company offers its capabilities and expertise globally to customers within defence, public security and civil aviation. Saab Aerotech is a business unit within the Saab group.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

For further information, please contact:
Torsten Öhman, Vice President, Head of Gripen and Saab 105 Programs at Saab Aerotech,
Telephone +46 (0) 13-18 16 64, mobile +46 (0) 734-18 16 64

John Belanger, Vice President, Public Relations and Communications at Saab Aerotech
Telephone: +46 (0) 13-18 31 01, mobile +46 (0) 734-18 31 01