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10 février 2015 2 10 /02 /février /2015 08:50
Sweden Awards Sogitec Industries a Contract for NH90 Training Services

Sogitec Industries has been awarded a contract for training Sweden NH90 crew at the French Army NH90 Joint Training Center (Centre de formation interarmées, CFIA) in Le Cannet-Des-Maures

Sogitec, February 09, 2015 - Sogitec Industries


Sogitec Industries has been awarded by Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets materielverk, FMV) a contract for the training of Swedish Air Force (AF) and FMV T&E (Test and Evaluation) NH90 crews.

Training will be delivered to Swedish AF and FMV T&E personnel and will take place at the French Army Aviation Academy’s NH90 Joint Training Center (Centre de formation interarmées, CFIA) in Le Cannet-Des-Maures, south-eastern France.

CFIA is equipped with a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and a Multi-Role Training Device (MRTD). The MRTD is a fixed-base full mission simulator (FMS) with all FMS tactical, flight and procedure training capabilities.

The agreement is valid until the end of 2021. After France and Finland, Sweden is SOGITEC’s NH90 Training Media’s third customer. Spanish and Belgian Forces also use CFIA facilities.

SOGITEC INDUSTRIES is in charge of the development, the production, and the delivery of seven NH90 training devices, in both TTH and NFH versions, for the French Army, the French Navy and the Finnish Army Aviation.

About Sogitec Industries ( www.sogitec.com ) Sogitec Industries is a leading company in the market of support products and services for Aerospace and Defense systems. Sogitec offers a comprehensive range of instruction and training solutions for military and civil aerospace needs, from full training systems to simulation subsystems. The company also operates in major technical publications and documentary systems programs. Sogitec employs over 400 personnel and delivered revenue of 69 million euros in 2013. The company is headquartered in Suresnes (Paris). Two other main facilities are located in Bruz (Rennes, Britanny) and Mérignac (Bordeaux).Sogitec Industries is a subsidiary of aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation.


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9 février 2015 1 09 /02 /février /2015 20:50
Helikopter 14. Foto Joakim Hiertner- -Försvarsmakten

Helikopter 14. Foto Joakim Hiertner- -Försvarsmakten


Suresnes, le 9 février 2015 SOGITEC INDUSTRIES


L’agence suédoise FMV (Försvarets materielverk, Administration du materiel de la Défense) a notifié à SOGITEC INDUSTRIES un contrat de fourniture de services de formation au profit des équipages NH90 de l’Armée de l’air suédoise (AAS) et du FMV T&E (Test et évaluation).


La formation sera délivrée aux personnels de l’AAS et du FMV T&E et se déroulera au Centre de formation interarmées (CFIA) NH90 de l’Ecole de l’Aviation légère de l’Armée de terre (EALAT), au CANNET-DES-MAURES (Var).

Le CFIA est doté d’un FFS (Full Flight Simulator) et d’un MRTD (Multi-Role Training Device). Le MRTD est un simulateur complet de mission (Full Mission Simulator, FMS) avec l’intégralité des capacités d’entraînement tactique, au vol et à la navigation d’un FMS.

L’accord porte sur une période courant jusqu’à fin 2021. Après la France et la Finlande, la Suède est le troisième client NH90 de SOGITEC INDUSTRIES. Les Forces espagnoles et belges sont également utilisatrices des moyens du CFIA.

SOGITEC INDUSTRIES est en charge du développement, la production et la livraison de sept systèmes de formation et d’entraînement NH90 – variantes TTH et NFH – au profit de l’Armée de terre, la Marine nationale et l’Armée de terre finlandaise.


A propos de Sogitec Industries :

Sogitec Industries est un leader du marché des produits et services de soutien aux systèmes aéronautiques et de Défense. Sogitec propose une gamme complète de solutions de formation et d’entraînement pour les besoins aéronautiques civils et militaires, de systèmes complets d’entraînement jusqu’aux composants de simulateurs.

La société est également active dans le cadre de grands programmes de fourniture de documentation technique et de systèmes documentaires. Sogitec emploie plus de 400 personnes et son chiffre d’affaires s’établit, pour l’année 2013, à 69 millions d’euros. Le siege social de la société est à Suresnes (région parisienne). Deux autres établissements se trouvent à Bruz (Rennes) et Mérignac (Bordeaux).

Sogitec est une filiale de Dassault Aviation. Pour plus d’information, www.sogitec.com


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9 février 2015 1 09 /02 /février /2015 17:50
Kongsberg to supply sonar and multibeam systems for Swedish submarines

Kongsberg's SA9510S sonar will help detect mines, obstacles and the seafloor. Photof Kongsberg Maritime AS.


28 January 2015 naval-technology.com


Kongsberg's Maritime hydroacoustic package has been selected by Saab for integration on two Swedish Navy A19 submarines.


As part of the contract, Kongsberg will deliver SA9510S mine avoidance and navigation sonar, as well as its EM 2040 Dual RX multibeam echosounder.


Capable of generating target warnings or alarms with required time available to execute an avoidance manoeuvre, the SA9510S sonar detect mines, obstacles and the seafloor.


The sonar also delivers information to crew for bottom navigation purposes and submerged navigation, and can perform mine-seeking missions.


Kongsberg Maritime Naval sonar product sales manager Thomas Hostvedt Dahle said: "With this sonar solution selected for both the Swedish submarines and Norwegian submarines, Kongsberg Maritime will have delivered active navigation sonars to the two leading submarine nations specialising in operation in shallow water.


"This contract features our state-of-the-art navigation and avoidance sonar, in addition to our flagship multibeam system."


The contract also includes the delivery of an improved version of EM2040 Dual RX multibeam echosounder system with two TX-transmitters and two RX-receivers.


The echosounder is used for mapping in shallow areas at higher speeds and provides A19 crews with precise survey information and enhanced range performance at improved resolutions.

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4 février 2015 3 04 /02 /février /2015 08:50
Armor: Swedish Armor Moves To The Russian Border


January 4, 2015: Strategy Page


Estonia has become the latest East European nation to buy second hand, but quite modern, armored vehicles from West European nations that feel they don’t need them anymore. In this case the Netherlands is selling 44 used, but well cared for, V90 IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) to Estonia. These CV90s entered Dutch service between 2008 and 2011 and the ones Estonia is receiving have at least two decades of useful life left in them.


Estonia is one of the Baltic States that were often part of the Russian Empire but would rather cultivate cultural and economic ties with countries to the west. Estonia is also ethnically linked to Finland as both nations speak a similar Central Asian language (which is also similar to what is spoken in Hungary). In addition to sharing a language, all three of these countries also fear Russian aggression.


Development of the CV90 began in 1988, with production starting in late 1993. The 28 ton tracked vehicle has a crew of three and carries seven passengers (usually infantrymen). With a top road speed of 70 kilometers an hour, the CV90 can go 300 kilometers on internal fuel. The vehicle turret carries a 30mm autocannon and a coaxial 7.62mm machine-gun. Also in the turret is a thermal imager for night operations. The vehicle armor protects against projectiles of up to 30mm caliber.


There are several variants of the CV90, carrying different weapons (120mm mortar, anti-tank missiles, 120mm gun, 25mm gun, 30mm gun, 105mm gun, anti-aircraft radar, and missiles). The CV90 is 6.55 meters (20.3) feet long and 3.1 meters (9.6 feet) wide. Average cost of a new CV90 was about $5 million each. Estonia is paying about $3.2 million each for theirs. The Swedish army has about 555 CV90s, Switzerland 185, Finland 102, Denmark 45, and Netherlands 193. Several of the original owners of the CV90 upgraded them with things like more armor, better electronics and air conditioning. West European users have been quite satisfied with the Swedish made CV90.

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26 janvier 2015 1 26 /01 /janvier /2015 12:50
ESTL Countermeasures Pod

26 janv. 2015 by Saab


Missile countermeasures are a prerequisite for defeating incoming threats. Saab offers the ESTL, a timely and cost effective pod to add advanced countermeasure dispensing as well as state-of-the-art Missile Approach Warning (MAW) capability to fixed wing platforms with an interface for AIM-9 or AIM-120. ESTL is thus a highly effective countermeasures self protection pod for use on any fixed wing aircraft.

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18 décembre 2014 4 18 /12 /décembre /2014 08:50
Sweden's arms export agency not closing after all


12/17/2014 Defence IQ Press


The Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM), which announced it would close in October following negotiations between the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Green Party when forming the new government, is to “remain” according to a statement.


An Alliance Parties’ budget bill was passed earlier this month with the Committee on Defence releasing a report a short time after that emphasised the significance of FXM.

The report said “an important objective in setting up the Agency was, among other things, to promote greater transparency with regard to defence export activities and to make a distinction between these activities and the other activities of the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration and the Swedish Armed Forces. The Agency has achieved this objective.”

The Greens had opposed the need for a defence export agency – or a state arms export promotion agency as it called FXM – but further negotiations appear to have secured the future of FXM.

You can read an exclusive interview in the next issue of Defence Industry Bulletin with FXM’s Director-General Ulf Hammarström where he explains the importance of the export agency and how it works with other organisations such as FMV. He also discusses future prospects such as the deal with Switzerland for Sweden’s Gripen aircraft, which may still be alive despite a No vote in the referendum in May.

The next issue of Defence Industry Bulletin is due to be released in January 2015.

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15 décembre 2014 1 15 /12 /décembre /2014 13:50
Understanding our past: Naval life in the 1600's


12 déc. 2014 Saab

On the 10 August 1628 the Vasa warship capsized and sank into the depths of the archipelago off the island of Beckholmen at the entrance to Stockholm. There it remained until 24 April 1961, when the ship was fully returned to the surface, in preserved form, thanks to the mud down below. Now, 383 years after sinking, a replica of one of Vasa's cannons has been test-fired for the first time.

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11 décembre 2014 4 11 /12 /décembre /2014 08:50
Les Forces aériennes et navales de la Finlande et de la Suède pourront s’unifier


7 décembre 2014 Par La Voix de la Russie


Le ministre finlandais de la Défense Carl Haglund espère que dans cinq ans, la Suède et la Finlande unifieront leurs forces navales et aériennes.


Selon le ministre finlandais, ces plans devraient être incorporés dans le programme du prochain gouvernement.


Haglund a noté que la défense commune serait plus efficace. Il a souligné que pour l’unification des forces aériennes et navales des deux pays, il était nécessaire de conclure une alliance de défense et de prendre une série de décisions politiques.

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10 décembre 2014 3 10 /12 /décembre /2014 11:55
AT4CS AST - photo Saab

AT4CS AST - photo Saab


8 December 2014 Saab Group


Defense and Security company Saab has been awarded a contract by the French Ministry of Defence procurement branch, the DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement), to supply the Roquette Nouvelle Generation, (Roquette NG) next-generation shoulder-launched weapon system for the French armed forces. The first fixed contract is for SEK 295 million. The total programme, including all options, is valued at approx. MSEK 2 050.


The Roquette NG is a general purpose weapon system which will be employed by all three branches of the French armed forces (Army, Air Force and Navy). The contract is a multi-stage agreement with one fixed element and eight consecutive options over the period 2015-2024.


“This procurement is currently the single most important programme on the global market in the disposable shoulder-launched product segment”, says Görgen Johansson, Head of Saab’s business area Dynamics. “The French requirements are comprehensive and exacting, and we are proud that DGA has chosen Saab for this important contract.”


The new weapons are part of the proven AT4CS family and build upon Saab Dynamics’ modular 84-mm product range including the renowned Carl-Gustaf multi-purpose reloadable weapon system and the AT4 family of disposable weapons. Three AT4 variants are included in the contract: AT4CS ER (anti-armour extended range), AT4CS AST (anti-structure and breaching), and AT4CS HE (high-explosive anti-personnel). These weapons provide multi-purpose direct fire support with confined space capabilities. The contract also incorporates an integrated logistics and support package with an extensive training suite, including deliveries of outdoor training simulators from Saab.


Saab has teamed with NEXTER Munitions in Bourges, France, for engineering and logistics support throughout the programme.


“A French industrial base is very important for Saab to be able to offer optimal products and services to the French customer. We are happy to have NEXTER as our partner in Roquette NG,” says Görgen Johansson.

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2 décembre 2014 2 02 /12 /décembre /2014 08:50
Swedish Armed Forces to Test CybAero RPAS from Visby Corvette


December 2nd, 2014 defencetalk.com


First North-listed CybAero has been selected by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct test and demonstration flights from Sweden’s world-leading Visby class corvette in Q3, 2015.


Sweden-based CybAero was chosen ahead of other international competitors. It is estimated that the flights, which will employ CybAero’s APID helicopter systems, are to be conducted by the Swedish Armed Forces over Swedish waters in Q3, 2015. The purpose of the flights is to test the strategic and tactical benefits of these systems onboard Swedish Navy vessels.


“We are, of course, very proud to have been selected, and this is a testament to the high level of confidence FMV has placed in us,” says Mikael Hult, CEO of CybAero.


One of the most important applications of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) is within maritime applications, and in recent years, CybAero has worked hard to establish its systems in this segment. CybAero will soon make its first deliveries to China Customs, which is the company’s first end client within maritime applications.


“Now that we have been chosen by FMV to conduct the test and demonstration flights, we have a great opportunity to put our systems on display, and this will serve as a good reference point for potential clients in Sweden and abroad,” says Mikael Hult.


CybAero develops and manufactures Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and associated sensor systems for safer and more cost-effective operations in hazardous environments. The company has made a great international impact with its APID 60 helicopter, which can be adapted to coastal and border surveillance, search and rescue missions, and mapping.


CybAero’s head office is in the Mjärdevi Science Park in Linköping, Sweden. The company has more than 40 employees and has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX First North since 2007. Remium Nordic AB is the company’s certified adviser.

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26 novembre 2014 3 26 /11 /novembre /2014 17:55
Roquette NG: c’est reparti pour l’AT4 CS


26 novembre, 2014 Guillaume Belan (FOB)


C’est l’hebdomadaire aéronautique Air & Cosmos, dans sa dernière édition, qui le révèle: l’armée de terre et la DGA auraient sélectionné l’AT4CS de Saab pour renouveler le stock de roquettes de l’infanterie constitué de… AT4CS de Saab! Datant des années 80, la France avait organisé une compétition pour trouver un successeur à son lance roquette. Baptisé Roquette NG (Nouvelle Génération), l’appel d’offre a vu concourir la dernière version de l’AT4CS du suédois, l’Alcotan de MBDA et le RGW90 de l’israélien Rafael allié à la filiale de Thales, TDA Armements (relire l’article de FOB ici sur cet appel d’offre et l’Alcotan de MBDA).


Saab aurait été le moins disant sur cette compétition et va donc se succéder à lui même. Une notification pourrait intervenir avant la fin de l’année. Notons tout de même qu’il ne va pas s’agir de la même roquette. Car la trame missile française va changer. Avec la suppression de l’Eryx (missile antichar filoguidé de 13 kg avec une portée de 600 mètres), la roquette doit pourvoir frapper un blindé de manière précise jusqu’à 600 mètres, soit une portée double comparé au précédent lance-roquette. La trame missile française sera donc demain constituée de la roquette NG (remplaçant de l’AT4CS et Eryx), du MMP de MBDA (missile moyenne portée, portée de 4 km, remplaçant du Milan) et du MRCM (multirole combat missile, remplaçant du missile HOT).


Un vrai défi pour l’industriel suédois, qui doit dans une roquette au diamètre plutôt réduit de 84 mm (l’Alcotan de MBDA est à 100 mm) fournir une roquette à la fois précise à la portée allongée, pouvant être tirée en espace confiné et avec une charge militaire importante.

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15 novembre 2014 6 15 /11 /novembre /2014 12:45
Déploiement d’un contingent suédois ISR à Tombouctou


14 November 2014 MINUSMA


La Suède s’apprête à déployer 250 soldats dans le Nord du Mali, à Tombouctou. Ces militaires seront intégrés à la MINUSMA


La durée de la mission de ce contingent suédois sera de six mois minimum et son travail principal consistera à collecter toutes sortes d’informations pouvant faciliter la mise en œuvre du mandat de la Mission de l’ONU au Mali.


« C’est une décision du parlement suédois et une expression de la volonté du gouvernement de soutenir les efforts des Nations Unies au Mali en faveur de la stabilisation et de la paix », a déclaré le Lieutenant-Colonel Carl-Axel Blomdahl, commandant chargé de la construction du camp suédois. 


Dénommée « Force d’Intelligence, de surveillance et de reconnaissance » (ISR), cette composante militaire évoluera sous le Commandement du chef de l’Unité de Fusion de toutes les Sources d’Information (ASIFU). Cette dernière est « une nouvelle structure implémentée pour la première fois dans une mission de maintien de paix des Nations Unies et a été mise sur pied en vue de permettre aux forces d’avoir une meilleure idée de la situation sur le terrain », a expliqué le Commandant du Secteur Ouest, le Colonel Peter Oberg.  


En vue de préparer l’arrivée de la force ISR, une première équipe d’au moins 60 soldats dont 7 femmes, a été déployée à Tombouctou ces derniers jours. « Nous sommes installés ici provisoirement en vue de construire le camp du contingent suédois qui doit arriver au début de février 2015. D’ici la fin de novembre, nous serons renforcés par 60 autres éléments de la compagnie d’ingénierie militaire suédoise », a fait savoir le Lieutenant-Colonel Blomdahl.


Cette première composante militaire suédoise déployée dans le cadre de la Mission Multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA), disposera d’un important lot de véhicules militaires et d’équipements de communication sophistiqués.

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11 novembre 2014 2 11 /11 /novembre /2014 17:50
AviGuide - Head-Up Display

11 nov. 2014 Saab


New generation Head-Up Display for helicopters that allows an easy installation due to it compact on-axes solution. Increases the situational awareness and can be integrated with Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS).

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6 novembre 2014 4 06 /11 /novembre /2014 19:50
New European Maritime Mine Counter Measures project launched


Brussels - 28 October, 2014 European Defence Agency


Five Member States as well as Norway signed a new project arrangement earlier this month to start work on future Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) capabilities. Called MMCM-NG (New Generation), the project will run until 2017 and prepare the next generation of mine countermeasures ships.


Belgium, Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden as well as Norway agreed on 8 October 2014 to launch a new research project regarding future Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) capabilities. Dubbed MMCM-NG (New Generation), the project arrangement was signed at the European Defence Agency’s premises during a Steering Board of the Capabilities Directors. Germany is the project’s lead nation.


Easy to deploy and cheap to acquire, maritime mines and other underwater improvised explosive devices pose a real threat to naval forces and civilian ships by restricting freedom of movement in shallow waters, harbours and strategic choke points. Being able to detect, avoid, and defuse these weapons is therefore a key requirement for European navies.


Preparing the next generation


The MMCM-NG project has a planned duration of 36 months during which contributing Member States, based on an agreed operational concept, will work on a set of common requirements to prepare the future generation of mine countermeasures ships and systems that could become operational in the 2030 timeframe. At the end of this 3-year project, Member States will have gathered enough information to decide on the potential launch of a procurement phase for these new systems.


Compared to existing solutions, future MMCM capabilities are expected to bring increased flexibility through a modular “toolbox” comprising a range of systems adaptable to different platforms, environmental, or operational conditions. The use of unmanned vehicles will also be developed and new detection techniques could be introduced. Future MMCM operations are also expected to be conducted with state-of-the-art sensors and effectors carried and deployed from dedicated or hybrid platforms as well as from stationary or mobile shore installations.


Based on the different national requirements, several technical solutions will be assessed as part of the project. Standards, protocols and interfaces will be described and agreed upon commonly in order to ensure future interoperability and to enable synergies in the fields of training, logistics, and maintenance.




The European Defence Agency conducts several activities in the maritime domain. One of the Agency’s largest programmes, called UMS (Unmanned Maritime Systems), brings together all EDA Member States under a single programme arrangement and 15 different coordinated projects that can be joined by any number of countries. EDA is also involved in the Marsur (Maritime Surveillance) project, which has been joined by 17 Member States as well as Norway to date. It has led to the development of a technical solution that connects European navies’ surveillance systems to improve global maritime awareness and enhance interoperability.

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29 octobre 2014 3 29 /10 /octobre /2014 17:25
Le Brésil confirme sa commande de trente-six Saab Gripen NG


29 octobre 2014 par Pierre Sparaco - Aerobuzz.fr


Quelques heures après la réélection de Dilma Rousseff à la présidence du pays, le Brésil a confirmé sa commande de 28 monoplaces Saab Gripen NG et 8 biplaces . Ce contrat d’une valeur totale de 5,4 milliards de dollars environ remet dans la course le moins performant des avions de combat occidentaux actuellement sur le marché.


Lorsqu’il s’agit de commander des avions de combat, les Brésiliens sont plus rapides que les Indiens : sans plus attendre, ils ont confirmé et signé cette semaine l’achat de trente-six Saab Gripen NG qui leur seront livrés entre 2019 et 2024. Il s’agit là d’une victoire importante pour l’avionneur suédois qui est ainsi en mesure de lancer la production de la nouvelle version améliorée de son appareil. De plus, la preuve est faite que ce « NG » reste largement compétitif sur le marché international.


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27 octobre 2014 1 27 /10 /octobre /2014 12:25
Le Brésil va s'équiper de 36 avions de chasse Gripen

Une bonne nouvelle pour le constructeur suédois après l'annulation en mai par les électeurs suisses et contre l'avis de leur gouvernement d'une commande de 22 appareils, d'un autre modèle. (Crédits : Saab)


27/10/2014, latribune.fr


Le contrat, qui porte sur 28 avions une place et huit avions deux places, devrait entrer en vigueur lors de la première moitié de l'année 2015. Les appareils devraient être livrés au Brésil entre 2019 et 2024.

Le Brésil sera, avec la Suède, le premier à utiliser la nouvelle génération de Gripen. Le groupe suédois d'armement et d'aéronautique Saab a annoncé lundi 27 octobre avoir finalisé la vente de 36 avions Gripen NG au Brésil pour 4,28 milliards d'euros et engager une coopération industrielle, avec notamment un transfert de compétence pendant dix ans.

"Le contrat avec le Brésil confirme que le Gripen est le système d'avion de combat le plus capable et le plus moderne", s'est réjoui le directeur général du groupe, Håkan Buskhe.dans un communiqué. Le NG avait été sélectionné en décembre, au détriment du Rafale française.

     | Lire Pourquoi le Rafale s'est grippé au Brésil


Livraison prévue à partir de 2019

Le contrat, qui porte sur 28 avions une place et huit avions deux places, devrait entrer en vigueur lors de la première moitié de l'année 2015. Les appareils devraient être livrés au Brésil entre 2019 et 2024.

Grâce à la signature de ce contrat, l'"avenir industriel et opérationnel du Gripen est assuré au moins jusqu'en 2050", a précisé le communiqué.

Il s'agit en effet d'une bonne nouvelle pour le constructeur suédois après l'annulation en mai par les électeurs suisses et contre l'avis de leur gouvernement d'une commande de 22 appareils, d'un autre modèle.

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22 octobre 2014 3 22 /10 /octobre /2014 11:40
Ukraine returns to the idea of Swedish JAS-39 licence production


20.10.2014 by Denys Kolesnyk


The Armed Forces of Ukraine are currently in a very difficult situation and need a radical update. It is obvious, that in the nearest future Ukraine has to update its aircraft fleet. It is clear, that the military jets procurement should be carried out through the international tender system, however, it is also obvious, that the aircraft should be as multi-functional and inexpensive as possible in order to reduce the maintenance costs. Having several types of military jets is a luxury for Ukraine.


That’s why the leadership and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine have returned to the idea of Swedish jet JAS-39 “Gripen” adoption.


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14 octobre 2014 2 14 /10 /octobre /2014 16:25
Gripen NG para o Brazil

13 oct. 2014 Saab


Gripen NG para o Brazil

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10 octobre 2014 5 10 /10 /octobre /2014 07:50
Giraffe 4A surface radar system – the ability to adapt


9 oct. 2014 Saab


Giraffe 4A combines air surveillance, air defence, artillery and naval radar functionality in a single system.

In addition to this, its ability to estimate incoming threats means it also works as a weapon locating system. Giraffe 4A not only switches instantly between these tasks but also performs them all simultaneously.

With over 1500 modules, Giraffe 4A is engineered for adaptation. It's the radar system for the future.

Find out more here: http://www.saabgroup.com/en/Campaigns...

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29 septembre 2014 1 29 /09 /septembre /2014 11:50
Training facility - Military Operations Urban Terrain

19 sept. 2014  Saab AB


This is a video produced by Saab and the Swedish Army from the Swedish Land Warfare Centre. The video describes a new Combat Training Center from Saab.

STA MOUT (Training facility - Military Operations Urban Terrain) is a purpose built urban operations training area that contains a generic mix of building types and access roads/paths. Here training troops can train and experience the full spectrum of urban operations from peace keeping to all-out war with the support of personnel from the Land Warfare Centre. The area is made up of 42 buildings containing a total of 958 rooms. The whole complex is instrumented so the movement of troops and their status, together with the simulated effect of direct and indirect fires, can be monitored and recorded to facilitate post exercise After Action Reviews. STA MOUT is the largest of its kind in Sweden and can support up to company level collective training exercises. Instrumented training exercises are also supported by Saab Training & Simulation.

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24 septembre 2014 3 24 /09 /septembre /2014 12:50
Smart just got smarter: Carl-Gustaf M4 teaser

23 sept. 2014 Saab


As the newest addition to one of the most prestigious and battle-proven weapons in modern history, the Carl-Gustaf M4’s features mean smart just got smarter.


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11 septembre 2014 4 11 /09 /septembre /2014 16:58
Le Bonus s’envole vers l’export


11 septembre, 2014 Guillaume Belan


Voici encore un petit bijou de technologie made in France. Armement anti-char performant, le Bonus avec ses 40 km de portée, tiré depuis un canon d’artillerie de 155mm, est bien plus qu’un simple obus, mais une munition antichar intelligente. Après sa phase de vol, Bonus effectue un balayage d’identification de cibles (guidage IR et discrimination au laser), puis déclenche deux charges à plusieurs centaines de mètres au dessus de leurs cibles qui, foncent à 2000 mètres par seconde pouvant percer jusqu’à 150 mm de blindage par le toit. Redoutable.

Développé entre le suédois Bofors et le français Nexter, le Bonus donne à l’artillerie une capacité de « fixer » des colonnes de chars ennemis dans la profondeur tout en évitant les dommages collatéraux, pour un coût réduit et quelques simples tirs de canons. Déjà plus de 7000 munitions ont été commandées entre la France et la Suède. La plupart des Bonus ont été livrés aux deux pays fabricants. « On est passé du stade de fournisseur de la France et de la Suède, à l’export, pour des ventes plus réduites » confie un responsable de Nexter, qui confirme que l’outil de production à été adapté en fonction. Déjà, un grand pays du Moyen Orient en aurait passé commande, ainsi que l’armée finlandaise en mars dernier.

La production export en cours concernerait plus d’un millier de munitions pour un plan de charge assuré de plusieurs années. De quoi voir venir se concrétiser un autre prospect, qui pourrait être la Pologne. Varsovie semble s’y intéresser pour ses canons Krab et Kyl, un moyen de dissuader toutes velléités russes… Déjà un tir de comptabilité a été réalisé en novembre 2012. Mais pour le Bonus, bien d’autres discussions sont en cours, comme en Europe, avec Italie et d’autres. En attendant Nexter planche sur les obsolescences des commandes française et suédoise et maintient ses compétences.

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8 septembre 2014 1 08 /09 /septembre /2014 11:50
Improvised Explosive Devices Disposal Exercise Kicks Off in Vienna


Vienna - 05 September, 2014 European Defence Agency


The first multinational European exercise  focusing on manual neutralisation of explosive devices, European Guardian 2014,  started this week in Vienna, Austria.


The exercise, which runs from 1- 12 September, brings together explosive disposal experts from five countries, the lead nation Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland, and Sweden.


Improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, present a challenge to Explosive Ordnance Disposal operators. This is particularly true when there is little time to render the  device safe or when the circumstances make it impossible to use different means but the operator’s skills to safely defuse the device.


In order to tackle these highly dangerous situations, and to deal with complex devices, operators need to have a high level of experience and training. European Guardian 2014 is designed to provide the specialist training that experts from EDA Member States require.


European Guardian is part of the EDA’s Manual Neutralisation Training Courses & Exercise (MNT C&E) Programme. MNT C&E is designed to provide exercises and training courses to experienced Improvised  Explosives Devises Disposal (IEDD) operators in order to accomplish proper threat assessments and course action planning as well to analyse complex IED’s in different circumstances.

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3 septembre 2014 3 03 /09 /septembre /2014 11:50
Changes in Saab’s organisation and the Group Management


3 September 2014 Saab


Defence and security company Saab today announces changes to its business area structure. The adjustments further develop and strengthen Saab’s organisation in accordance with its overall business strategy. At the same time changes are being made within the Group Management, which mark a shift in generations.  All changes will be effective from 1 January 2015.


A new business area:


To create a stronger and more aligned platform for Saab business units that have a business-to-business focus, a new business area, Industrial Products and Services is being established. Industrial Products and Services will contain business unit Aerostructures (today part of Business Area Aeronautics), business unit Avionics (today part of Business Area Electronic Defense Systems), independent technical consultancy company Combitech, and the Saab Ventures portfolio (currently part of Saab Corporate).


The business units in Industrial Products and Services differ from other operations within Saab because their focus is on business-to-business customers, or they operate independently from Saab’s main end-user sales. Other Saab business areas typically work with government or national authority end-users. This altered customer focus creates distinct management needs and priorities when it comes to strengthening business in the long-term. These needs and priorities will be better supported in the new organisation and Industrial Products and Services will develop individual growth strategies for each of its component units.


Changes in the Group Management:


Deputy CEO and Head of Aeronautics Lennart Sindahl becomes full-time Deputy CEO. Ulf Nilsson, today Head of Gripen within Business Area Aeronautics, becomes the new Head of Business Area Aeronautics and a member of the Group Management.


The current Chief Strategy Officer, Dan Jangblad, becomes Head of new Business Area Industrial Products and Services and will remain a member of the Group Management.


Jonas Hjelm, today Head of Market Area Americas, becomes new Head of Business Area Support & Services and a member of the Group Management. He will replace Lars-Erik Wige, who becomes Senior Advisor to the CEO and will leave the Group Management.


Head of Group Communication Åsa Thegström becomes a member of the Group Management.


Replacements for the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Market Area Americas will be recruited.

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2 septembre 2014 2 02 /09 /septembre /2014 16:50
Sweden to go ahead with Gripen acquisition after Swiss No vote


09/01/2014 Defence IQ Press


When Switzerland voted No in the referendum to sanction the acquisition of Saab’s Gripen as its next generation fighter jet, it posed a problem for Sweden.


The two countries had agreed a co-financing deal to buy the JAS 39 Gripen E to share development costs but when the Swiss public voted against the proposed spending of public money, Sweden needed to decide if it would go ahead.


According to defence minister Karin Enström, Sweden will continue with its plan to procure the latest version of the Gripen as a result of heightened regional tension and political instability.


"Global developments and Russian action in Ukraine, with troops in the country, underline the importance of us pursuing the acquisition of the next generation fighter aircraft," Enström told public broadcaster SVT.


"This is also about our security and defence capability in the future," she added.


The 60 Gripen jets – of which Switzerland were meant to buy 22 – are due for delivery in 2018 according to reports.

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