November 22, 2017
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Saab and KSSL offers SAM to India
Saab and Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd (KSSL) will offer a short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) to the Indian military. This project is worth $2 billion. Saab and KSSL still need to finalize their joint venture. This new system could use the BAMSE as a basis. Under this program, 52 Ashok Leyland 8/8 Super Stallion trucks will be fitted with Saab’s Eagle radar. Two additional trucks will carry Saab’s Giraffe radar. With approval of a contract, the team could make its first delivery in 36 months. Saab will be competing with Rafael’s SPYDER air defense system and a short-range SAM from Rosoboronexport. A contract award could come around mid-2017.