Saab extends cooperation with Indonesian institutions


Aug. 31 (UPI) — Saab has extended its partnerships with Indonesian institutions to continue joint efforts to develop technology and make educational advancements, the company announced.

Saab agreed to terms with Indonesia’s National Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, or BPPT, and the Indonesian Defense University, or UNHAN, earlier this week during a seminar on advanced underwater systems for national defense.

Since 2015, Saab said, it has built a program to develop defense technology with the agency and create academic collaborations with the university, to ensure understanding in Indonesia of high-tech defense capabilities such as aeronautics, geo-mapping, missile systems and underwater systems.

“Our continuing partnership with BPPT and UNHAN is a great example of how Saab applies the ‘Triple Helix’ model where Industry, academia and national institutions work together to achieve something more than we could each do on our own,” Saab Indonesia head Anders Dahl said in a company news release Wednesday. “This has clearly been a success in Indonesia where we are very proud to have such exceptional and strategic partners. Saab is proud to follow the very highest standards of industry ‘best practice.’

“To see that applied in Indonesia, through the Triple Helix approach with BPPT and UNHAN, shows what can be achieved here. Saab is aiming to grow our footprint in Indonesia and partner with more institutions for many more of these positive engagements.”