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Saab India Technologies Pvt. Ltd. inaugurated the Saab India Technology Center (SITC), a research and development center, in partnership with Mahindra Satyam in Hyderabad, India. As well as forming a bridge between India and Sweden, the aim of the center is to support the internal operational excellence and optimization initiatives within Saab, while also supporting Saab to expand in the Indian market.
The SITC is expected to increase its headcount to at least 300 over the next three years. The center will undertake research and development in aerospace, defence and urban innovation, including civil security. The primary areas of development will include Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The SITC envisages future development in the areas of Signal Processing and Systems Engineering.
Inaugurating the SITC, Saab President and CEO, Håkan Buskhe, said: “With the establishment of this research and development center, Saab has invested in a sustainable and long term relationship with Mahindra Satyam to co-develop critical technologies not only for India but to support our global markets. This Center is a part of Saab’s future offer for the world market.”
C P Gurnani, CEO, Mahindra Satyam added: “Aerospace and defence is a major growth area for us and establishment of SITC is a strategic step towards synergizing Mahindra Satyam’s unique strengths in mission critical systems, engineering services, systems integration and Saab’s expertise in aerospace, network centric warfare, special IT systems.”
According to Saab India Technologies Managing Director Inderjit Sial: “This Centre represents Saab’s commitment to investing in India and partnering in creating India’s technology base in areas of national security and defence needs. Saab is providing technological and knowledge partnership to support India’s ambition to be an independent player within the defence technology market, with special focus on aerospace technology.”