Sept. 23, 2013 by Greg Waldron – FG
Singapore - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has placed follow-on orders worth Swedish kronor (SKr) 216 million (US$34 million) with Saab for a self defence system to be deployed on the Dhruv helicopters.
The two orders cover serial production of the system for use aboard Dhruvs operated by the Indian army and air force, says Saab.
“Saab’s Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) protects crew and aircraft and enhances the survivability in sophisticated, diverse and dense threat environments,” says the Swedish company. “The system provides a timely warning against different types of threats including radar, laser and missile approach warning; and automatically deploys the appropriate countermeasures.”
The deals follow initial serial production orders dating from 2008. Saab will commence delivery of units covered under the new contracts in 2014.