Saab Avionics has received a SEK 122 million order from Eurocopter Deutschland for development and delivery of a self-protection electronic warfare (EW) suite for the new Swedish multi-role helicopter, the NH90 from NHIndustries.
According to a statement from Saab, the order is a result of the close co-operation between Saab Avionics in Sweden and Avitronics in South Africa. Development and manufacturing will take place at both companies.
The EW-suite will include a counter measures dispensing system and a multi-sensor warning system providing aircrew warning and protection from radar, laser and passive heat seeking missile threats.
Earlier this year Saab and NHIndustries signed a contract regarding the development and production of a tactical mission system (TMS) for the new Swedish helicopter at a value of around SEK 2 billion.