Saab selects Steatite for Naval Antenna Assembly

Steatite and Saab logos with a warship and handshake image

Solid State plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into a multi-million pound agreement to work with Saab AB Surveillance, headquartered in Sweden, on a naval ELINT antenna system through its Systems division, Steatite.

Saab and Steatite have signed a framework agreement across Steatite’s five business units to design, test and deliver high-quality RF and wireless communication equipment from its broad portfolio. The company will supply elements from its world-leading antenna design and manufacturing facility in Leominster, UK, amongst other components.

Commenting on the agreement, Matthew Richards, MD of Steatite, said: “We’re very pleased to have entered into this agreement with Saab. It’s a strong testament to the extensive capabilities we have now that the Solid State group has grown organically and through acquisition over the last few years. We look forward to working with such an innovative and reputable solutions provider.”

Magnus Bäckström, Vice President and head of Saab´s business unit Electronic Warfare and Aircraft Systems, added: “This agreement is an important part of our delivery to our customers. Close and respectful cooperation is crucial in complex development processes. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with Steatite.”

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