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Aerospace Forum Sweden 2012: Saab unveils maritime security version of the Saab 340

1st June 2012 - 10:10 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Linkoping, Sweden


Saab has unveiled a modified version of one of its Model 340 commuter airliners as a demonstrator for the maritime security mission.

The company has turned the Saab 340 twin-engined airliner into a multi-mission aircraft fitted out with a surface-search radar and an EO/IR turret. With the equipment the aircraft has been designed to take on a variety of missions including maritime surveillance, fisheries protection, piracy prevention and SAR.

Joakim Mevius, head of special mission aircraft programmes at Saab, said he believed there was a market for between 50 and 100 aircraft over the next 10 to 15 years and

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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