Bangalore: Saab Avitronics has signed a contract for development, production and support of a terrain-masking low-level flight computer for the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, worth at least €10 million, depending on aircraft sales. The company will develop and produce the flight computer at Jonkoping, Sweden, and supply it to EADS Military Air Systems, Germany, which develops the system application software.
The terrain-masking low-level flight computer is based on the very latest processor technology, and is an essential part of the flight systems for the German A400M fleet, enabling safe tactical flights at a very low altitude, President of Saab Avitronics Bjorn Erman said on the occasion.
Saab has been a supplier to Airbus since 1997. In 2004, it was awarded a contract for crew entry doors for the A400M, and in 2005, it got its first order from Airbus for A400M avionics equipment.
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