German Air Force Tornado

Saab receives order to upgrade radar warning equipment on German Air Force Tornadoes.

25 May 2021
German Air Force Tornadoes (Copyright: Bundeswehr)



Saab is upgrading the radar warning equipment on the German Air Force's Tornado aircraft.

Saab will supply modern digital components, which will  enhance the processing power and extend the lifetime of the Tornado’s radar warning equipment. Deliveries will take place between 2021 and 2025.

The order is worth approximately 400 million SEK ($48 million). The work will be carried out at Saab's sites in Nuremberg, Germany and Järfälla, Sweden.

 “Mutual trust, reliability and performance are the cornerstones of the successful long-term partnership between Panavia, the German Armed Forces and Saab. We look forward to supporting the Luftwaffe with the latest technologies contributing to the platform’s survivability and mission success,” says Anders Carp, deputy CEO of Saab and head of Surveillance. "Essential work will be carried out in Germany, which is in line with Saab’s strategy to expand its footprint in the German defence market"

Saab’s radar warning equipment provides aircrews with situational awareness of the electromagnetic spectrum in challenging environments.