Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Saab, BEL Joint Venture for Coastal Surveillance; Giraffe AMBs, Arthur Radars On Offer
Mr. Inderjit Sial, Country Head of Saab -- a leading Swedish defense company, confirmed that they have tied up with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for enhancing India's coastal security, surveillance and coverage capabilities.
The two companies have also formed a Joint Venture which would produce and market Giraffe / Sea Giraffe AMB (Agile Multi Beam) and the Arthur WLS (Weapon Locating System) radars.
"It is a $16 million contract awarded to SAAB by Director General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL). Estimated duration of entire project would be 18 months. We are executing this contract jointly with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
We have formed a JV with BEL for production and marketing of Giraffe/Sea Giraffe AMB. In addition to Giraffe we also offer ARTHUR."
-- Mr. Inderjit Sial, Country Head, Saab