October 3, 2011
Contract Award: SAAB to extend Royal Thai Air Force Air Command and Control System
References: Saab (1), TheAsianDefence (2)
As disclosed in a recent press release, Saab will extend the Royal Thai Air Force ACCS (Air Command and Control System), which was delivered by Saab in 2010.
The Royal Thai Air Force has already procured an integrated air defence system consisting of the Gripen fighter, the Saab 340 Erieye airborne early warning system and a Command and Control C2 system including data link communication. In combination with bilateral Co-operation mainly focused on technology transfer, this provided Thailand with the foundation for an advanced network based defence system.
The extension contract awarded to Saab will run between 2011 and 2013.
“We are delivering an advanced air command and control system, which forms a vital part of the thai air defence system. The order is a yet another milestone in the cooperation betweenThailandand Saab, in a market that is very important for us,” says Gunilla Fransson, Head of Saab business area Security and Defence Solutions