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Saab has received an order from the NATO Eurofighter 2000 and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) on behalf of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) for additional airborne self-protection systems.

The BOZ self-protection and countermeasures system has been in use on Luftwaffe TORNADOs for many years. This order is for 29 units of the enhanced version designated BOZ-101 EC. The wing mounted pod consists of a missile approach warning system and a countermeasures dispensing system with flexible orientation designed to counter modern IR-guided threats.

"The well renowned BOZ pod has been used on the TORNADO for many years," Anders Carp, Head of Saab business area Surveillance, explained. "This large follow-up order for the enhanced version confirms Saab´s capability to meet our customers’ need for state-of-the-art self-protection systems to improve their operational capabilities in hostile environments."

Production of the BOZ-101 EC will take place at Saab sites in Järfälla, Sweden and Centurion, South Africa, with delivery to be completed by 2020.

Saab is a leading producer of advanced customised self-protection and countermeasure systems, installed on modern fighters and helicopters like the GRIPEN, F-18, F-15, and Eurofighter TYPHOON.

Saab will deliver a total of 29 BOZ-101 EC to the German Air Force by 2020. (Photo: Saab Group)

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