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AAD 2012: Saab continues commitment to SA

20th September 2012 - 17:09 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Pretoria

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Saab is investing R&D funding into its South African division, including improving the sensor capability of its Land Electronics Defence System (LEDS) for combat vehicles.

Magnus Lewis-Olsson, president of Saab South Africa, told a media briefing during the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition on 20 September that the LEDS-50 Mk 1 laser warning systems is 'the pride and joy of the research we do in South Africa'.

He said it is nearing completion, and during AAD Saab announced that the LWS-310 Mk2 sensor has recently been added to the system, which provides an increase in detection sensitivity. This allows

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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