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Saab Receives Order for Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft System (UTAAS) for CV90 IFVs

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Saab Receives Order for Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft System (UTAAS) for CV90 IFVs

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Saab Receives Order for Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft System (UTAAS) for CV90 IFVs
BAE Systems CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Saab has received an order for sight- and fire control capability from BAE Systems Hägglunds. The order value is approximately SEK 900 million and deliveries are scheduled 2023-2029. Saab will provide the capability for the BAE Systems’ CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles ordered by the Slovak Republic in late 2022 and will carry out the work in Sweden and the Slovak Republic. Saab’s sight- and fire control capability for tanks and combat vehicles provides high hit probability against ground and air targets. Saab has designed and delivered Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft System (UTAAS) packages for infantry fighting vehicles and main battle tanks for many years.

“We look forward to continuing to deliver our proven sight- and fire control capability for BAE Systems’ CV90, providing the user with precise targeting capability regardless of the vehicle’s movements says Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.

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Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft System (UTAAS). (Photo by Saab)

The UTAAS is a versatile sight and fire control system for tanks and combat vehicles. The modular design of UTAAS offers the user a variety of performance options and upgrading possibilities. The beam paths for all channels go through the same aperture, offering good system stability and no need for realignment. The system is based on the principle of independent line-of-sight, which means that the gunner can take aim independently of the vehicle’s movements while the fire control system automatically aligns the gun. Today the UTAAS is in service in Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Finland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Estonia, all with the Combat Vehicle 90.

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations.

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