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: Nov 17, 2019 - : 4:00 pm

Saab of Sweden has a strong presence in Thailand and is confident of emerging prospects in a number of market areas.

Robert Bjoerklund, Country Manager Thailand, Saab Asia Pacific, spoke with Daily News to provide and update on the company’s participation at Defence & Security 2019. Bjoerklund says that are many opportunities for Saab in Thailand and discussions are already underway for several procurement proposals.

Saab at Defence & Security 2019
Saab has a pretty good installed base, here in Thailand, with the Gripen and Saab 340 AEW&C aircraft, which are operational with the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF). We are displaying the new generation Saab RBS 70NG along with the Carl Gustaf family along with our training and simulation systems with our local partners. We will be displaying Giraffe 1X air defence radar and a number of other solutions that are relevant to the region.

Emerging Opportunities
We have many opportunities when it comes to Thailand, both from our aeronautics and surveillance business, which are Govt-to-Govt agreements. The new MS20 software standard should it be selected by Thailand, will also confer new and superior capabilities on the RTAF Gripen fleet.

The Gripen fleet in Thailand continues to demonstrate high availability and the aircraft have performed well in international exercises. We understand that the aircraft often exceed the requirements and Gripens in Thailand also have a unique Network Centric Warfare (NCW) capability.

We see some potential for the Carl Gustaf, we know there is a need for these systems and are in discussions. We have sold a training and simulation system for this earlier and there is a need for upgrades and new ammunition as well. We will also market the Carl Gustaf M4 here.

The RBS70 is already in use here. Thailand also requires new missiles to replace those that are used during annual live firings. We also have an installed base here of ground-based surveillance systems and these are in need of being upgraded and replaced and this is an area where we see possibilities for the future.

Future Requirements
We understand that there will be a greater requirement from Thailand for Transfer of Technology (ToT), when military equipment is procured with increase in the level of local sourcing. Saab is able to offer high-end military equipment and technologies at a competitive price with a long-term commitment for maintenance and support.

We are able to meet the requirements from nations that desire a greater sovereign capability due to Sweden’s non-aligned status.


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