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On October 14, the Swedish Defence Ministry outlined a defense bill that covers an increase in the defence budget for 2021-2025 by over 40%. This is the largest increase in the defence capability of the country in 70 years, reports Defence Hub. Among other things, the new bill, which is set to become a law by February 2021, will have a direct impact on the extension of service years (beyond 2030) of the Swedish Gripen C/D fighters.
Sharing information and talking to family is a natural part of your daily communication, but how restricted are you when there is a device that is constantly listening to everything you say?
Saab has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ). The MoU aims to strengthen the collaborative effort between Saab, the Canadian industry, as well as universities and other research organizations through the Gripen contract.
Flexible deployability and short take-off capabilities were part of Gripen's design from the beginning. These capabilities were inherent from earlier Saab fighters that came before Gripen which were designed to operate in Bas 90 system. The system, created during Cold War, uses a dispersed air basing strategy to make surprise attacks difficult for the opponent. What we see in Gripen today is an enhanced version of these inherent capabilities backed by the best logistics support.
During a recent Saab webinar with leading Indian defence journalists, Major General Mats Eric Helgesson, former Swedish Air Force Commander, took the participants through the Swedish Air Force operations today.
In part 3 of the training for Gripen video, test pilot Major Abdon undergoes hypoxia symptom recognition training where he learns to handle decreased oxygen pressure at altitude.
We are constantly surrounded by an immense number of electronic signals. Most of this communication is civilian but there is also a significant amount of signals with military origin in the air. In this article Saab's Hampus Delin explains what signals intelligence is all about.
As the world becomes increasingly digitalized and analogue communication is replaced by cloud services, digital meetings and social media, new threats and risks emerge. Hacking today is not limited to just technical intrusions; on the contrary, new methods are being developed where the individual is at the center.
In the race to make fighter jets in India, Saab offers cutting edge technology and large-scale knowledge transfer that will boost the defence manufacturing sector of the country. According to the proposal, the manufacturing of 96 out of the 114 Gripen fighters will be overseen by INAC (Indian Aircraft Company), which is the proposed Industrial hub that Saab intends to set up in India.
The Halifax Port Authority is taking a major step forward in digitalisation of their operations. They have awarded Saab a contract to supply a Port Management Information System (PMIS).