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LEDS 50 on CV90

Land Electronic Defence Systems (LEDS)

Land Electronic Defence Systems (LEDS) is a cost-effective, integrated, modular, active protection system consisting of laser warning sensors, an active defence controller, human-machine-interface and an effector control segment.
LEDS 50 on CV90

Key features

The LEDS-50 solutions provide combat personnel with vital situational awareness through detection of laser means.
The solutions provide manual or fully automated responses to areas of responsibility under dynamic conditions.
Response options range from multispectral obscuration and the cueing or integration of third-party effectors, such as remote weapon stations or infrared jammers.

Armoured with smartness

In today's complex and rapidly changing mission environments, while vehicles are vital, they are also vulnerable. With LEDS you can protect your vehicles and combat personnel with efficient situational awareness on guided threat engagements as well as effective means for rapid, fully automatic or manual deployment of countermeasures, even under dynamic conditions.

LEDS is a completely integrated, modular active self-protection system providing a truly smart “armour” that ensures the protection needed to operate with added safety in critical and hostile environments.

Protection at the edge

In critical situations, when challenges and risks are at their greatest, the demands on your self-protection are also at its highest. With LEDS you can feel safe. Developed with Saab's proven sensor technology – in operation on a vast number of combat vehicles, warships and even one of the world’s most advanced combat aircraft – you can trust it to provide superior situational awareness, unrivalled survivability and the capability needed to maximise mission effectiveness.

If detected, you can rely on protection from active countermeasure systems to mitigate the risks in hostile engagements to complete your mission and leave the engagement zone for a safe return home. The product family is based on the most modern technology available and builds upon Saab’s 30 years of successful development of land self-protection systems at the absolute edge.

Strengthen your offer

Integrating advanced self-protection systems in combat vehicles can be both complex and demanding. However, with a LEDS self-protection solution from Saab, you pave the way for easy and successful integration.LEDS comprises fully integrated and modular world-class protection systems that will not only strengthen your offer, but also strengthen your customers ability to win. 

With Saab at your side, you will access all the support and expertise you need to develop agile customised installations that fully comply with end user requirements.

Active protection through intelligent soft kill

The nature of war has radically changed and the philosophy to protect assets by other means to enhance survivability has equally changed. Early warning of impending engagements is the first step to casualty avoidance and automated response is the key to remain alive. It is no longer sufficient to add armour to enhance the survivability of the crew and assets. Clever and smarter means are needed to protect assets. Saab’s LEDS-50 intelligent soft kill solutions are active protection systems that meet future force-protection challenges.

LEDS 50 MK2 – laser detection

LEDS-50 MK2 is designed to provide crews with vitally important situational awareness of laser emissions associated with anti-armour threats and to allow rapid countermeasure response. It forms the basic building block of LEDS and comprises an Active Defence Controller (ADC), and a number of laser warning sensors.

LEDS-50 provides 360° azimuth coverage of a platform by using four LWS-310 laser warning sensors with inherent anti-reflection capability. Hemispherical coverage can be provided by adding an LWS-500 top attack sensor.

The LEDS advantage

  • Enhanced survivability at low cost
  • Intelligent soft kill through automation
  • Modular and scalable, mission configurable
  • Easy integration with battle management systems, sensor suites and cueing effectors
  • General vehicle architecture interface compliant
  • Significant cost and weight saving compared to other means of protection
  • Hemispherical coverage
  • Soft kill dispenser is counter measure calibre and supplier agnostic
  • Customer Live fire tests have been conducted
  • It is International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), BAFO and ISP free

Constantly anticipating threats

Threats evolve over time, and we cannot simply stand by and await their appearance. Anticipation must precede realisation. That is why Saab never slow down. By anticipating what comes next and continuously developing our self-protection systems, as well as inventing new ones, we make sure you can stay ahead and whenever new threats arise, your systems will be ready and able to identify and counter them.

At your side all the way

At Saab, support is an integral part of our system delivery and the basis for making your systems mission ready and ensuring operational excellence.
Our experts have solid experience in tailoring support services and finding
smart ways to provide support for every stage of the system’s lifecycle.

With low life cycle costs, high availability, minimum footprint and smart upgradeability our adaptable support solutions will help you to maintain
and develop your self-protection capabilities to counter any guided threat
– today and in the future.


Did you know...

that LEDS is installed on Combat Vehicle 90/35 , Boxer and LAV-700?

  • Enhanced survivability at low cost
  • Modular and scalable, mission configurable
  • Easy integration with battle management systems, sensor suites and cueing effectors
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Hannes du Preez
Marketing & Sales


Leaflets in pdf for view or download:
14 September 2020
14 September 2020

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