Follow-on orders from Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), India, have been received by Saab for serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv. The orders have a total value of approximately US$78 million (SKr740 million).
Saab’s Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) protects crew by enhancing platform survivability in sophisticated, diverse and dense threat environments. The system provides timely warning against radar, laser and infrared (IR) guided threats and automatically deploys the appropriate countermeasures.
“The success of IDAS continues and we are proud that HAL and the Indian Armed Forces have continued faith in the IDAS system, of which this follow-on order is a clear indication. It is a testimony to the effectiveness and reliability of the IDAS solution,” said Micael Johansson, head of Saab, electronic defense systems.
April 7, 2015