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Saab completes undisclosed artillery ammo contract

22nd July 2013 - 17:13 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


Saab has secured an order for artillery training ammunition from an undisclosed customer worth SEK100million ($15.4 million).

The company announced the contract on 19 July and said the production and delivery would take place throughout 2013-14. Saab’s Swiss subsidiary, Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS) is tasked to fulfil the contract and is set to manufacture the explosive training artillery grenades.

‘The scope of work consists of the conversion of live rounds into training rounds with SBDS performing the technical alteration, the filling of the target marking and explosive components as well as the final assembling,’ the company said.

‘The industry’s nature is such that depending on circumstances concerning the product and customer, information regarding the customer will not be announced,’ the company added.

‘The order is in line with our strategy to strengthen and extend our range of services. We have a well-proven track record of fulfilling a wide range of service contracts within the field of munitions, the respective components and explosives,’ Stephan Kocher, head of SBDS said.

SBDS was established at Thun in 2007 when Saab took over RUAG’s Warheads Division. SBDS develops and manufactures a range of ammunition, energetic products and has testing and simulation facilities.

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