Saab has received an order, worth SEK 118 million ($14 million), to supply 155mm explosive training artillery ammunitions to an undisclosed customer, the company said in a statement.
The statement added that the deliveries will take place during 2018 and 2019. It noted that the company will not announce further information about the customer “due to circumstances concerning the product and customer”.
Work on this order will be performed by Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland Ltd. (SBDS), which is part of Saab Dynamics, and the scope of work consists of the conversion from live rounds into training rounds whereas SBDS will perform the technical alteration, the filling of the target marking and explosive components as well as final assembling. The order is as a result of a former contract that was executed in full satisfaction for the customer during the years 2015 and 2016.
“This is yet another proof of the expertise and knowledge we have within the field of artillery ammunition, and the order is in line with our long-term strategy to strengthen and develop our product portfolio. Our SBDS team has a huge amount of experience to fulfill a wide range of service contracts within the field of munitions, the respective components and explosives – both nationally and internationally”, says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab Dynamics.
Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland Ltd. (SBDS)
SBDS is an industry leader in the design, development and production of mortar rounds, warheads and other energetic products. The company is a specialist in total munitions life cycle management and provides servicing of different ammunition types, mainly for large-caliber products.
SBDS operates as a subsidiary of Saab Dynamics, and is based in Thun, Switzerland where it maintains a state-of-the-art development and production site with advanced test and simulation facilities.