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Saab to Supply Avionics for Cassidian’s UAS

By Tish Drake | September 22, 2011
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Saab will supply the safety critical avionics equipment for Cassidian’s Talarion unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the companies announced Thursday.

The order includes design and development of the Aircraft Vehicle Management Computer (AVMC), Communications Computer (CC) and Mission & Payload Management Computer (MPMC) for Talarion. The work will be carried out by the Avionics Division of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems, in Jönköping and Järfälla, Sweden, and deliveries of the first order will take place 2012-2014.

“The selection of Saab to provide mission and flight critical avionics equipment for this new advanced platform verify our position as a competitive supplier in the avionics market,” says Micael Johansson, senior vice president and head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems. “It also acknowledge our product strategy of developing common avionics building blocks that could be adapted for many different functions for various customer needs.”

Talarion is a European development program to fulfill functional and operational capability for in-theatre ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance). Due to its specific design, Talarion is able to operate over its broad flight envelope spectrum thereby establishing persistent surveillance, precise adversary identification, localization and real-time intelligence, according to Saab.

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