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10 August 2016

Saab Receives LEOPARD 2 Electronics Order

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has contracted Saab for the development of new vehicle electronics for the LEOPARD 2 main battle tank, worth approx. SEK130 million. Deliveries will be made 2018–2022.

The order for the Swedish Army, where the tank is designated STRIDSVAGN 122, encompasses design and development of vehicle electronics, delivery of vehicle electronics units and cables, and training and documentation. The order also enables the tank to be integrated with the Swedish Battalion Combat Management System.

This order shows that we are a long-term supplier in the field of vehicle electronics,” Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab business area Support and Services, said. “It is important that the tank is integrated into the Swedish Battalion Combat Management System. The order reinforces our role both as a supplier for the Battalion Combat Management System and as a supplier and partner of the Swedish Army and the international defence industry.”

Saab provides a broad range of vehicle electronics for C4I, surveillance and diagnostic functions for armed forces worldwide and the international defence industry.