Unique Capabilities for Finnish Centre
Having announced the establishment of the Saab Technology Centre in Tampere, Finland, earlier this year, Saab is using the unique capabilities of the centre to accelerate and manage critical aspects of its ant-ship missile (AShM) development programme.
In 2017 the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, placed an order for the development of the Swedish Armed Forces’ next generation AShM – the RBS15. Since the beginning of the development programme, Saab has used what is now the STC for development of vital parts to the new missile system. The development in Tampere is currently focused on microwave technology and development of the missile´s new active radar target seeker. The missile system is to be integrated onto both the new GRIPEN E fighters and the VISBY-class corvettes.
“For us it is very satisfying to use the centre as part of the development of the Swedish Armed Forces’ next generation RBS15 anti-ship missile system. The knowledge and experience among the people at STC is unique and we are confident that the work being done at the centre will benefit the future of our RBS15 missile system,” observed says Managing Director for Saab’s Finland country unit, Anders Gardberg. Saab and its subsidiary Combitech Oy currently employ close to 100 employees in Finland, with offices in Helsinki, Espoo, Jyväskylä, Tampere and Säkylä.