This year’s LAAD exhibition has drawn even a bigger number of local and international exhibitors to Latin America’s biggest defence exhibition in Rio De Janerio.
From the number of larger defence programmes being launched by the Brazilian Ministry of Defence, it is a clear that there is increased interest in Brazil from the different defence companies around the world. Saab is no exception, and this year Saab is present with its expanded portfolio of products and systems.
The exhibition has presented a perfect opportunity to meet, discuss and demonstrate Saabs products, services and especially partnership capabilities in the region. Saab has been able to communicate a number of interesting co-operation contracts during the week with Brazilian industry including the co-operation between Saab and Brazilian company Anacom regarding Training Simulations and with AEL Sistemas regarding avionics package if Gripen NG is selected by the Brazilian Air Force.
Saab also introduced BOH at the show, the new highly effective countermeasures self protection pod for use on any fixed wing aircraft.
One of the main eye catchers at the Saab stand is the new Sea Gripen model. Built especially to exhibit at LAAD this year, it has attracted many admiring visitors and was voted by several prominent journalists as the best model on exhibit at the show.
Chief of Staff of the Brasilian Navy visited Saab stand and looked at the Sea Gripen model of the aircraft carrier the Sao Paulo.
Saab held two press briefings during the show and key defence journalists were given an opportunity for Q&A session with Saab representatives.