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17 novembre 2011 4 17 /11 /novembre /2011 21:45
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11/17/2011 STRATEGY PAGE

 

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24 septembre 2011 6 24 /09 /septembre /2011 08:10

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Sep 23, 2011 ASDNews Source : Saab AB

 

Defence and security company Saab has signed a frame agreement and received a first order from the EADS company Cassidian to supply safety-critical avionics equipment for the new advanced UAV system Talarion.

 

The order includes design and development of the Aircraft Vehicle Management Computer (AVMC), Communications Computer (CC) and Mission & Payload Management Computer (MPMC) for Talarion. The work will be carried out by the Avionics Division of Saab's business area Electronic Defence Systems, in Jonkoping and Jarfalla, Sweden, and deliveries of the first order will take place 2012-2014.

 

"The selection of Saab to provide mission and flight critical avionics equipment for this new advanced platform verify our position as a competitive supplier in the avionics market," says Micael Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab's business area Electronic Defence Systems.

 

"It also acknowledge our product strategy of developing common avionics building blocks that could be adapted for many different functions for various customer needs."

 

Talarion is a European development program to fulfill functional and operational capability for in-theatre ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance). Due to its specific design, Talarion is able to operate over its broad flight envelope spectrum thereby establishing persistent surveillance, precise adversary identification, localization and real-time intelligence.

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23 septembre 2011 5 23 /09 /septembre /2011 07:40
Saab to build Talarion computers

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22/09/11 By Zach Rosenberg SOURCE:Flight International

 

EADS Cassidian has awarded Saab the job of building crucial avionics for the Talarion unmanned air vehicle (UAV).

 

Saab will build and supply vehicle, payload and communications management computers for the medium altitude, long endurance (MALE) UAV. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2012, and the first order completed by 2014.

 

"The selection of Saab to provide mission and flight critical avionics equipment for this new advanced platform verify our position as a competitive supplier in the avionics market," says Micael Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab's business area Electronic Defence Systems.

 

The computers are based off a Saab common module, easily adaptable to a number of platforms. The details of the order, including the number of systems to be produced, have not been finalised, but Saab plans to deliver prototypes in 2013 and 2014.

 

Design and construction work will take place at Saab facilities in Jönköping and Järfälla, Sweden.

 

Despite the €500m ($684m) and climbing development costs of Talarion, another €300m is required to build a flying prototype, according to Cassidian chief executive Stefan Zoeller. Sales efforts targeted at ten prospective European customers, particularly Germany, France, Spain and Turkey, have thus far been unsuccessful, and the aircraft has no orders on the books. Falling military budgets have cast doubts upon the programme's ultimate success.

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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:20

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Sept. 22, 2011 defense-aerospace.com

(Source: Saab AB; issued Sept. 22, 2011)

 

Defence and security company Saab has signed a frame agreement and received a first order from the EADS company Cassidian to supply safety-critical avionics equipment for the new advanced UAV system Talarion.

 

The order includes design and development of the Aircraft Vehicle Management Computer (AVMC), Communications Computer (CC) and Mission & Payload Management Computer (MPMC) for Talarion.

 

The work will be carried out by the Avionics Division of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems, in Jönköping and Järfälla, Sweden, and deliveries of the first order will take place 2012-2014.

 

“The selection of Saab to provide mission and flight critical avionics equipment for this new advanced platform verifies our position as a competitive supplier in the avionics market,” says Micael Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems.

 

“It also acknowledges our product strategy of developing common avionics building blocks that could be adapted for many different functions for various customer needs.”

 

Talarion is a European development program to fulfill functional and operational capability for in-theatre ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance). Due to its specific design, Talarion is able to operate over its broad flight envelope spectrum thereby establishing persistent surveillance, precise adversary identification, localization and real-time intelligence.

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21 juin 2011 2 21 /06 /juin /2011 12:25

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Saab Gripen NG @ Aero India, Billypix

 

21/06/11 By Craig Hoyle SOURCE:Flight Daily News

 

Saab's Gripen NG was due to touch down at Le Bourget as the crowds drifted away on Monday evening, with the manufacturer to showcase its new-technology fighter demonstrator to several delegations over the next two days.

 

Arriving from the Swedish manufacturer's Linköping site, the NG will be on static display here with new avionics equipment and Rockwell Collins displays in its rear cockpit. Previously used in the completed Gripen Demo programme, the NG airframe was returned to the air on 19 May after a refit. Still featuring baseline avionics in the front seat, it has since been flown around 20 times.

 

Now being offered to Brazil, the NG is being used to prove technologies for the next-generation version of the Gripen, a type already flown by the Czech Republic, Hungary, South Africa, Sweden and Thailand. Stockholm has said that it would match a Brazilian selection by ordering 10 Gripens in the new production configuration, while its own air force should make a decision next year on its future requirements for the aircraft.

 

"What we're doing now with the avionics is a much bigger step than achieving supercruise with the Demo," said Peter Nilsson, Saab's head of air domain, referring to successful work in which the Gripen gained the ability to sustain supersonic flight without the use of afterburner.

 

Following the completion of avionics testing later this year, the NG will be equipped with Selex Galileo's ES-05 Raven active electronically scanned array radar.

 

"The next aircraft will be coming in October 2013, and is being built from scratch as an NG," said Nilsson. This will bring a new look for the Gripen, with a longer fuselage, increased wingspan and new engine inlets.

 

Saab is also holding out hopes of getting the NG back into an Indian contest for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft. However, its chances hinge on the nation balking at the cost of acquiring either of its favoured candidates: the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon.

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14 juin 2011 2 14 /06 /juin /2011 16:55
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14/06/2011 DGA

 

Le programme Meteor est destiné à équiper les forces armées de la Grande-Bretagne, de l'Allemagne, de l'Italie, de l'Espagne, de la Suède et de la France d'un missile air-air de longue portée aux performances cinématiques nettement supérieures à celles des missiles actuellement en service ou de missiles air-air à statoréacteur susceptibles d'être mis en oeuvre à l'horizon 2020.

Le missile est conçu pour être utilisé à partir du Rafale, de l'Eurofighter et du JAS 39 Gripen.

 

Description

Le missile Meteor a pour principale mission de détruire ou de neutraliser des cibles aériennes à longue distance. Pour la France, il pourra être utilisé en complément des missiles Mica (EM et IR) utilisés pour l'interception à des distances inférieures ainsi que pour le combat et l'autodéfense. Il est prévu pour être mis en oeuvre à partir des versions air et marine du Rafale.

 

Fiche technique

Masse : de la classe 200 kg

Longueur : 3,65 m

Le missile est guidé à l'aide d'un autodirecteur électromagnétique et propulsé en phase de croisière à l'aide d'un statoréacteur chargé au Bore.

Le Meteor a effectué son premier vol sur Rafale le 7 septembre 2005 à Istres.

 

Architecture industrielle

La maîtrise d’œuvre industrielle du programme est assurée par MBDA-UK (Grande-Bretagne).

Les industriels partenaires sont :

- MBDA-F - France ;

- MBDA-It - Italie ;

- Saab - Suède ;

- Inmize - Espagne.

 

Pays équipés

Les premières livraisons du Meteor sont prévues à l'horizon 2012 pour la Grande-Bretagne.

La France a commandé 200 missiles en 2010, pour des livraisons en 2018 afin d'équiper les avions de combat Rafale. La première phase d’intégration du missile sur le Rafale a été lancée en janvier 2011.

Pour les autres partenaires, les missiles Meteor seront mis en oeuvre sur des avions de type :

- Eurofighter pour le Royaume-Uni, l'Allemagne, l'Italie et l'Espagne,

- Gripen pour la Suède.

 

Coopération

Le programme Meteor est piloté par le Royaume-Uni et est géré par un bureau de programme international situé au sein de la DE&S britannique (Defence Equipment & Support) implantée à Abbey Wood près de Bristol (Grande-Bretagne).

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9 juin 2011 4 09 /06 /juin /2011 19:00
Saab keeps watch on Indian fighter contest

 

09/06/11 By Craig Hoyle SOURCE:Flight International

 

Saab has not given up hope of winning the Indian air force's medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contest, despite having failed to make the service's shortlist when it narrowed the field to two European models early last month.

 

"We were not selected - at least not yet," said Saab chief executive Håkan Buskhe. Attributing New Delhi's "rather surprising decision" to concerns over the developmental status of his company's Gripen NG, he said "what we can do is give them our explanation if we feel they have misjudged something".

 

Speaking in London in late May, Buskhe said: "We have a list of things that they have some questions about, and we have been looking at those."

 

India narrowed its MMRCA contest to the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon, effectively eliminating the Gripen NG, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Lockheed Martin F-16 and RSK MiG-35 from the $10 billion-plus, 126-aircraft deal.

 

But with extended bids from the remaining contenders valid only until late December, Saab has decided to maintain a presence in support of the campaign in India. "We will wait and see," said Buskhe.

 

The Saab official also was part of a business delegation that accompanied Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to Brazil last month. "We have a fair chance to make it," Buskhe said, referring to Saab's campaign to offer the Gripen NG to meet the nation's F-X2 fighter requirement.

 

"We believe we have an extremely strong offer, with the transfer of technology and co-operation with Brazilian industry." The company again faces competition from the Rafale and Super Hornet, with a decision now expected during 2012.

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8 février 2011 2 08 /02 /février /2011 13:59
Airbus Military A400M begins cold weather trials in Sweden

Airbus Military A400M begins cold weather trials in Sweden (c) Airbus Military

 

Madrid,  08 February 2011 Cassidian press release

 

Airbus Military’s second A400M development aircraft - Grizzly 2 - visited Kiruna in northern Sweden for four days of cold weather trials at the beginning of February. The team experienced temperatures down to -21ºC and successfully achieved all the planned test points during a programme that focused on the powerplants. The A400M was accompanied by an Airbus A340-300 carrying support equipment and the personnel team. These tests followed preliminary cold weather work in Hamburg last December and will be followed by further tests in more extreme temperatures at Kiruna and other locations this winter and next.

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