Saab & Adani declare a collaboration plan - A&D, India

11 September 2017

Defence and security company, Saab and Indian infrastructure conglomerate, Adani Group have announced a collaboration plan within aerospace and defence in India, aligned with the Government of India’s Make in India initiative.

 

A collaboration between Saab and Adani will combine the technical and product excellence of Saab, along with the industrial engineering, system integration and mega project execution capabilities of Adani with the intention to manufacture defence systems locally in India.

The intended collaboration would include Gripen for India. Gripen would be offered to the Indian Government as the best solution for India’s single-engine fighter aircraft programme. The collaboration would also include projects, programs and technologies of national importance to India.

The parties plan to develop the relationship into a structure of joint ventures in India for execution of the programs, in order to support the Make in India policy.

Saab’s Gripen is a multi-role combat aircraft capable of undertaking the full range of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, including specialist roles such as intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) and electronic warfare.