Sweden's SaabTech and SA Avitronics form joint unit

Sweden’s SaabTech and South African-based Avitronics have taken the next step in their co-operation to form a joint business unit—Saab Avitronics—which will start operating on July 1, it was announced on Tuesday.

Saab’s acquisition of a major shareholding in the now-delisted Grintek has created the opportunity for a merger of SaabTech and Avitronics’ businesses within the electronic warfare and avionics area, the parties said in a statement.

This new entity comprises 1 250 employees in two countries. It offers a broad product range in the electronic warfare arena, for air, land and naval applications. The unit boasts complete self-protection systems and a range of world-renowned counter-measures dispensing systems, missile approach, laser and radar warning systems as well as jammers and systems for electronic intelligence.

“Our product range will have a unique width and our combined track record when it comes to markets and platforms, is outstanding.
By combining our resources and operating as a joint business unit we will further strengthen our competitiveness and market position worldwide,” saidSaabTech president Björn Erman.

The new unit will also have in its product portfolio safety-critical utility and control systems, mission systems, such as reconnaissance systems and display systems, and a wide range of modular avionics, for fighters, helicopters, transport as well as commercial aircraft. - I-Net Bridge

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