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[h=1]Saab Mission Support System (MSS)[/h]
Saab is one of the leading providers of operational support solutions for military aviation. We have a long tradition as the preferred supplier to the Swedish Air Force.
We offer a comprehensive range of products, from Mission Planning and Debriefing systems to Maintenance Support Systems, with associated operation and services. Saab has extensive know-how and experience and constitutes a strong partner for your operational support system solutions.
Mission Support System for South African Hawk aircraft
In 2007, BAE Systems awarded Saab, the contract to supply a customer-adapted ground-based system for the South African Hawk aircraft. The MSS Hawk supports the South African Hawk aircraft and crew with functions for planning and evaluation, as well as rehearsal and technical analysis.
Mission Planning System for C-130AMP
MSS C-130 AMP is a system to support the Swedish fleet of the C-130 transport aircraft (Tp84) equipped with Boeing C-130 AMP avionics. The MSS is mainly used for complete mission planning support, both in civil airspace and for tactical missions. The first release of the system was delivered to the Swedish Armed Forces in 2009.
Mission Support System for NH90S Helicopter
The MSS NH90S supports the Swedish Armed Forces NH90S helicopter (HKp14) equipped with the Saab Tactical Mission Support System, TMS. The MSS is used for planning, loading of mission and map data, as well as post-flight analysis of recorded mission data.
Mission Support System for the Gripen fighter aircraft
Based upon experiences from developing Mission Support Systems for planning and debriefing going back to the Viggen fighter aircraft in the 1980s, Saab has extensive expertise in providing systems for mission preparation and evaluation.
The MSS for the Gripen fighter aircraft has been in operational service with the Swedish Air Force since 1989 and over the years, it has been developed and refined in pace with the aircraft upgrades. The MSS supporting the Gripen fighter exists both for the A/B and C/D versions.
The MSS Gripen is also in operational service with the Hungarian Air Force, the Czech Air Force and the South African Air Force, and has been ordered to serve the Royal Thai Air Force with its extensive capabilities.
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Boeing & Warner deliver C-130 AMP
January 10, 2012: Boeing and Warner Robins Air Logistics Center on January 3 marked delivery of the first C-130 Avionics Modernization Programme (AMP) aircraft modified by Warner Robins. The aircraft is the fourth to be delivered to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.; the first three were modified by Boeing.
The C-130 AMP cockpit upgrade simplifies and standardizes the multiple C-130 configurations operated by the U.S. Air Force.
â€œThis is the first of the U.S. Air Force C-130 AMP aircraft we will deliver to the warfighter, and we are proud of the product,â€ said John Adams, Chief, Tactical Airlift Division, Robins Air Force Base.
The aircraft is one of five that will participate in Initial Operational Testing and Evaluation (IOT&E) at Little Rock Air Force Base beginning later this month. The second low rate initial production aircraft at Warner Robins -- scheduled for delivery in February -- will be the fifth aircraft in the IOT&E fleet.
â€œBoeing is excited to see this upgrade become a reality for Americaâ€™s armed forces,â€ said Mahesh Reddy, Boeing C-130 AMP program director. â€œC-130 AMP will standardize the C-130H fleet and reduce annual ownership cost while offering the crews more situational awareness to perform their missions.â€
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