German Air Force invests in Saab's BOZ-101 EC airborne protection systems
The German Air Force is to receive electronic warfare self-protection and countermeasure systems from Saab.
The order for BOZ-101 EC airborne self-protection systems was placed by the Nato Eurofighter 2000 and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) on behalf of the German Air Force.
Saab will deliver 29 units of the BOZ-101 EC.
Commenting on the order, Saab Surveillance business area head Anders Carp said: “The well-renowned BOZ pod has been used on the Tornado for many years.
“This large follow-up order for the enhanced version confirms Saab's capability to meet our customers’ need for state-of-the-art self-protection systems to improve their operational capabilities in hostile environments.”
The BOZ-101 EC is a wing-mounted pod that comprises a missile approach warning system in the aft section, as well as a countermeasures dispensing system.
Designed to counter modern IR-guided threats, dispensing can be carried out forward downwards and sideways in two adjustable directions.
The production of the BOZ-101 EC will be at Saab's sites in Järfälla, Sweden and in Centurion, South Africa.
Deliveries under the order will begin later this year and continue through to 2020.
The BOZ-EC self-protection and countermeasures system has been operational on Tornado aircraft in four nations.
Saab is involved in the production of advanced customised self-protection and counter-measure systems.
The company's products are currently installed on modern fighters and helicopters such as Gripen, F-18, and F-15.
Image: The BOZ-101 EC is a wing mounted pod that comprises a missile approach warning system in the aft section and a countermeasures dispensing system. Photo: courtesy of Saab AB.