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January 19, 2018

Saab sets up new development centre in Finland

Swedish defence and security company Saab has established a new development hub called the Saab Technology Centre (STC) in Finland.

Swedish defence and security company Saab has established a new development hub called the Saab Technology Centre (STC) in Finland.

Located in Tampere, Finland, the new STC has been set up in order to expand the company’s activities in the country.

As part of the first phase of the project, the company has built a unit at the STC to focus on the development of electronic warfare (EW).

Saab president and CEO Håkan Buskhe said: “Finland is a high-tech country and an important partner for Saab.

“The long-term goal is that STC in Tampere will be an integral part of Saab’s product development and production.”

The new unit would help Saab to carry out the deliveries under its current EW contracts for fighter aircraft, including Gripen E/F, the EW system for airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, and the electronic support measures / electronic intelligence systems (ESM / ELINT) used for land applications.

“The long-term goal is that STC in Tampere will be an integral part of Saab’s product development and production.”

Last year, the company employed several engineers and invested in the development of the STC in Tampere, in addition to a new development laboratory.

Recruitment and investment are expected to continue this year.

Saab Finland Country Unit managing director Anders Gardberg said: “In February 2017, we established a comprehensive and long-term research partnership with Aalto University.

“As a natural continuation, we are now expanding the envelope from research to development of cutting-edge technology.

“In addition to job creation, this will also support export opportunities as part of Saab’s global business network.”

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