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Saab deliver its 100th DiRECT CR mission recorder

Saab is happy to announce the delivery of its 100th DiRECT CR mission recorder.  DiRECT CR is a digital recording and replay system for video, audio and data, suitable for both new and legacy airborne platform in military as well as security and police missions.

Airborne recording and the replay of sensor images, such as color HDTV cameras and infrared, are becoming increasingly necessary during helicopter and fixed wing aircraft missions. The DiRECT CR System is developed to meet the demanding recording requirements for operators like the police, boarder patrol, surveillance and the military to gain maximum information and experience from their flights. User base for Saab’s DiRECT CR spans the globe from the North American continent to the east of Asia.

DiRECT CR records multiple channels of high quality video, audio and data during hours of flight. Video from sources such as turreted sights, radars, map displays, and hoist supervising cameras is recorded on multiple software-configurable high and standard definition video recording channels. Data is being recorded from ARINC-429 and 1553B busses. The recording drive is hot-swappable. Most users utilize the DiRECT CR’s onboard video replay feature which has powerful replay functions. Onboard replay can take place whilst recording the full complement of recording channels. Ground replay is made possible by Saab’s Ground Replay Station software application that can be run on a Laptop or pc.

Saab recording solutions are used on Saab Gripen, Boeing EF-18A/B Hornet, NH Industries NH90, AgustaWestland EH101 Merlin, Agusta A139, A109LUH and AW101.

For further information, please contact:
Saab Press Centre, +46 734 180 018,

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.