Saab inks 6 year contact to modernize Swedish Weather Radar Network

Telecom Lead Europe: Saab, a defense and security
company, has inked a six-year contract with the Swedish Meteorological and
Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and the Swedish Defence Materiel
Administration (FMV).

Under the contract, Saab will modernize all
twelve weather radar stations with the Dual Polarised Doppler system
in Sweden. The order value including options is estimated to be worth SEK 100

The company said that the new technology will bring
greater possibilities for weather classification such as predicting the type of
precipitation that is likely to occur. The contract will run for six years
(2012-2017) with options for a further three years. The agreement becomes final
following a 10-day appeal period.

“We are updating the Swedish weather
radar network with the latest technology, thereby guaranteeing the
system’s performance for many years to come. We are proud to have won this deal
and this confirms our unique expertise within the field of radar technology,
both civil and military,” said Lars-Erik Wige, head of the Support and
Services business area at Saab.

Saab serves the global market with products, services and
solutions ranging from military defence to civil security.

The company has operations and employees on all
continents. The company said that it constantly develops, adapts and improves
new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.


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