Leading Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab has signed a deal with state-owned Indonesian weapons manufacturer Pindad to market ground-based air defense systems as well as extend the operational life of Indonesia’s aging air defense missile system.
The Stockholm-based company said in a statement on Thursday that the deal would involve transfer of technology from Saab to upgrade the RBS70 air defense missile systems acquired by Indonesia in the 1980s.
“The teaming agreement provides both organizations with the best opportunity to get the collaboration working on a practical level,” Saab Indonesia head Peter Carlqvist said. “Together, we’ll take on the challenge of winning the next major ground-based air defense missile system procurement.”
“Pindad is a perfect partner for Saab. It is one of Indonesia’s major defense firms and a professional supplier to the Indonesian Armed Forces [TNI]. The partnership will allow for extensive technology transfer and industrial cooperation,” Carlqvist added.
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