Saab And Atech Partner In Brazilian Gripen Programme
Defence and security company Saab has selected Atech Negocios em Technologia S/A as partner in the Brazilian Gripen NG programme. The partnership covers simulators, training systems and ground support systems.
The agreement with Atech is part of Saab’s commitment to deliver industrial co-operation as part of the Brazilian Gripen NG programme, which was signed between Saab and the Brazilian Federal Government (Ministry of Defense through the Aeronautics Command, COMAER) in October 2014. Atech will undertake extensive on-the-job-training and work share in the Brazilian Gripen NG programme. During the month of May, a team of Atech engineers will relocate to Sweden to conduct initial training. The acquired skills and competence will subsequently be transferred to Brazil.
“Saab and Atech enter into a partnership regarding the development simulators, training systems and ground support systems for Gripen NG. We will provide technology transfer within these areas to Atech and we now welcome the first team of Atech engineers for training in developing the Gripen system”, says Mikael Franzén, Programme Director for Gripen Brazil at Saab.
“Atech is proud to participate together with Saab in the Gripen NG Programme. Atech has a strong history in supporting the Brazilian Air Force in technology transfer programmes. Our participation represents a consolidation of Atech expertise in areas as Mission Planning and Simulation Systems. We are ready to join forces with Saab, working as an integrated team and to support the Brazilian Air Force on its long-term needs”, says Edson Carlos Mallaco, President and CEO of Atech.
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