HELSINKI — Sweden
The memorandum of understanding with
Saab is refocusing resources in a determined push to sell more big-ticket defense systems, including fighter and surveillance aircraft, to Asian militaries. Saab’s CEO Håkan Buskhe said the company regards all countries in the Southeast Asian sphere as potential customers.
Buskhe has identified the
Aiding Saab is the Swedish government’s revitalized policy of connecting interstate trade and defense agreements with defense exports. The agreement with
“Asia is becoming an increasingly more important marketplace for
The defense deepening agreement with
The opening of Saab’s office in the
Saab is no stranger to Asian markets. The company supplied 12 Gripen C/D fighters to
The Gripen C/D delivery, which included a Saab 340 transport aircraft equipped with the Erieye airborne early warning radar system, was completed in 2013.