Defense and security company Saab has won an order from the Indian Maritime Authority, Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL) for supply of a system for coastal surveillance for the entire Indian coast. The order is worth approximately US$16 million.
The system that DGLL ordered comprises sensors to be installed along the Indian coast and equipment for regional and national control centers. Users of the system apart from DGLL will be the Indian navy, Coast Guard and DG Shipping.
Saab will implement the project which includes installation, commissioning, training and support together with their Indian partner, Elcome Marine Services.
Our opinion is that Saab with this strategic order, which contains future options, will be able to develop further business in India within the marine domain.
"Our systems for monitoring sea traffic have been installed on several of the coasts in the world and also along inland waterways in Europe and in China. With this order we are strengthening our position further," said Gunilla Fransson, Head of Saab′s Business Area Security and Defense Solutions.