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Åke Svensson to be Manager of Business Area Future Products & Technology

Åke Svensson to be Manager of Business Area Future Products & Technology Åke Svensson has been appointed Manager of Business Area Future Products & Technology with effect from 1 November. Previously, he was Project Manager for the RBS15 Mk3 anti-ship missile at Saab Dynamics. Åke Svensson came to Saab in 1976 as a test engineer in the Missiles and Electronics sector, where he took part in testing the RBS15 system. He was later responsible for the development of measuring systems for the Strix mortar projectile and other products. In 1988, he was appointed manager of the Systems Integration Office and since 1994 he has led further development of the RBS15 for the export market. His theoretical background is the Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering Department of Linköping Institute of Technology. Business Area Future Products & Technology carries on advanced research and development. The unit creates the platform for Saab's future product programs. "It is a great responsibility and an exciting challenge to take up this post," comments Åke Svensson. The Business Area has 350 employees and plays a very important part both in further development of the Gripen for Sweden and the export market, and also in ensuring a prominent role for Saab in international collaboration and the products that will follow the Gripen." Åke Svensson succeeds Dan Jangblad, who has been appointed President of the Swedish Space Corporation from 1 July. For further information, please contact: Anna Bowall, tel +46 13 187156