Saab and Pipavav will jointly form a group called the Combat System Engineering Group or "CSEG" in India. This group will analyse the Combat System design and architecture, and work closely with Design group of Pipavav to undertake, modelling and simulation and prepare system integration requirements for naval ships constructed by Pipavav, starting with the NOPV, Naval Offshore Platform Vehicle program. This will ensure world class design with risk reduction and ships deliveries in time and budget
The Indian Navy has a major shipbuilding and modernisation program over next decade and there is a major effort in system engineering of front line warships and submarines. With Saab’s worldwide experience CSEG will fulfil this critical technology gap.
"This is an excellent start to our naval commitment in India and shows Saab is a responsible, high technology partner for the Indian Navy and Indian defence industry. Over time I see large business opportunities," says Gunilla Fransson, the Head of Business Area Security and Defence Solutions, SDS.
"The Combat System Engineering Group model is a great possibility for Saab to work with Indian partners on world class Naval Combat Systems Engineering. The CSEG will support our partners and the Indian Navy. We are very proud to be pushing the boundaries," says Thomas Kloos, the Head of Command and Control Systems at SDS.
Source: Saab AB (OMX Stockholm: SAAB B)
Date: Mar 30, 2012