SAAB Sets up New Development Centre in Finland

Global defence and security company SAAB, has setup a new development centre – the SAAB Technology Centre (STC) – in Tampere, Finland. SAAB has established this unit at the STC to focus on Electronic Warfare (EW). The unit contributes to deliveries for SAAB´s current EW contracts for fighter aircrafts, including Gripen E/F, the EW system for Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft, and the Electronic Support Measures/Electronic Intelligence systems (ESM/ELINT) used for land applications.

Last year, SAAB recruited a number of engineers and invested in the establishment of the STC in Tampere, including a development laboratory. The recruitment and investment is set to continue in 2018. According to SAAB, Finland is a high-tech country and an important partner for the company. The long-term goal is that STC in Tampere will be an integral part of its product development and production.

In February 2017, SAAB established a comprehensive and long-term research partnership with Aalto University. As a natural continuation, they are now expanding the envelope from research to development of cutting-edge technology. In addition to job creation, this will also support export opportunities as part of the company’s global business network.

The SAAB Technology Centre (STC) concept is able to expand into other fields of activity and locations. SAAB and its subsidiary Combitech Oy currently employ close to 100 employees in Finland, with offices in Helsinki, Espoo, Jyväskylä, Tampere and Säkylä.