Sweden's Saab sets up UAE development and production facility

Abu Dhabi facility will focus on sensor systems, as well as civil security, vehicle protection and training products
By Staff writer
Sun 17 Dec 2017 09:43 AM

Swedish aerospace and defence company Saab has inaugurated a development and production facility in Abu Dhabi, the company announced last week. 

According to Saab, the facility, located in Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP), will focus on the development of sensor systems, and will develop and manufacture products for both the UAE and international markets.

Other products that the facility may produce are in the civil security, vehicle protection and training fields.

“When Saab establishes operations in the UAE, a new home market is created, from where we in the future can export to other countries as well,” said Hakan Bushke, President and CEO of Saab.

Tareq Abdulrahman Al Hosani, the CEO of Tawazun Economic Council, said that TIP is “the ideal choice for our long-term partners to establish bases for their worldwide operations.”

“With its strategic location and world-class infrastructure in a safe and secure environment, and access to integrated logistics networks, TIP offers defence and security contractors and leaders the unique ability to have full ownership of their business operations and tap into the local and regional opportunities,” he added.

TIP has a capacity to accommodate 37,000 workers and is equipped with specialised ammunition production and storage facilities, staff and on-site services designed to ease the process of setting up production facilities.

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