Saab has consolidated four of its U.S.-based business units into a single organization that will operate as Saab Defense and Security USA LLC and operate under a special security agreement with the U.S. Defense Department.
Lars Borgwing, formerly CEO of the Saab Training USA business, will serve as president and chief executive of Sterling, Va.-based SDAS as Saab aims to further grow its presence in the North American market, Saab said Tuesday.
“Even when viewed against the background of the current budget situation, the U.S. defense and security market represents nearly 50 per cent of the total global market,” said Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab’s Americas market area.
“This makes it very important for Saab to solidify its position and grow its presence in the U.S,” Hjelm said.
SDAS provides military technology and systems to U.S. armed forces and other government agencies.
Saab’s global air traffic management activities will continue under Saab Sensis Corp., a separate legal entity.
The company created SDAS by merging Saab Training USA, Saab Barracuda, Saab Support and Services and defense elements of Saab Sensis.