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Wipro inks agreement with Saab to make Land Electronic Defense Systems Print E-mail
Written by James   
Friday, 16 September 2011
Bangalore: Wipro has inked an agreement with Saab to manufacture, deliver and market Saab’s entire suite of the Land Electronic Defense Systems (LEDS) in India.

"This partnership will include sourcing of components from India, transfer of technology to Wipro and the manufacture and integration of APS by Wipro in India, thereby putting the country on the global map as a  reliable, cost effective and high quality defence manufacturing hub," said Pratik Kumar, President, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering.

Wipro and Saab will jointly pursue opportunities for LEDS in India with Indian defense establishments and OEMs. Wipro will be involved in the development, adaptation and integration of the LEDS equipment and software for Indian customers.

The partnership is the continuation on earlier signed MoUs in 2008 and 2010 and a Consulting Agreement earlier in 2011 between Saab and Wipro addressing the Indian Survivability technology market and Saab’s usage of Wipro competences in the LEDS development.

The components will be developed, manufactured and systems integrated by Wipro to address the Indian market for land based APS systems. There is also the possibility of Saab leveraging the India advantage to market these systems manufactured by Wipro internationally as well.

Land Electronic Defense Systems provide active protection to light and medium combat vehicles as well as to main battle tanks against engagement by weapons like the RPGs, anti-tank missiles, mortars and artillery shells. Saab will bring in its competence and technological know how and Wipro supports in aligning this to the Indian requirements.

LEDS combines active signature management, softkill and hardkill mechanisms to provide full spectrum active protection to land vehicles. The specifications include full hemispherical coverage to detect incoming threats and alert the crew. When installed in full configuration, the System offers main battle tank comparable protection also to light and medium combat vehicles against engagement by weapons like the RPGs, anti-tank missiles, KE ammunition, mortars and artillery shells.

LEDS consists of a sensor suite including Laser Warning Systems and Radar sensors, a central active defence controller (ADC), a high speed directed launch system (HSDL) and countermeasure options, ranging from fast multi-spectral smoke, through active signature management devices and decoys, to hard kill options defeats the entire engagement cycle before it impacts the vehicle. The deployment is controlled intelligently from the ADC by taking into consideration the wind conditions, threat engagement geometry and vehicle motion.

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