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Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defence to civil security. With operations in over 100 countries, Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.

With a heritage from aviation and the military industry, Saab TransponderTech has for more than 20 years been a major supplier of highly advanced AIS and Navigation solutions for the maritime domain. Saab’s products are the preferred choice for many customers in the professional segment since they have over time proven to offer outstanding performance and reliability.

Saab was the first company ever to get type approval for an AIS transponder and has over the years continued to engage in international bodies and standardization communities, to support further developments related to AIS.

Saab has recently launched the company’s 5th generation Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform, offering best in class radio performance, plenty of headroom to add additional communication channels in the marine VHF bands and full flexibility to adapt to new future waveforms and protocols. This new platform will be Saab’s baseline for the coming VDES (VHF Data Exchange System) standard, which is currently being finalised and will be an important enabler for future e-navigation applications. VDES, sometimes designated “next-generation AIS”, offers significantly higher bandwidth, better security and integrity than AIS, as well as a solution for truly global coverage through two-way satellite communication.

Saab has the firm ambition to be leading also in VDES technology.



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Modern super yachts are increasingly likely not to be sailing by themselves. In order to support a luxurious and secluded life on-board, there are often accompanying smaller boats, jet-skis and possibly a helicopter. This turns the super yacht into a small fleet of its own that needs to be managed. Saab has turned a tried and true technology for tracking ships called AIS into an innovative Tender Tracking System (TTS) that will help in managing your personal fleet in a way that is both secure and private. In essence, AIS is meant to enhance situational awareness for all nearby vessels by broadcasting information such as vessel name and position. This is a useful basis for tracking your own assets, and the TTS taps into the power of AIS to achieve that, without telling the rest of the world. This is done by transmitting information over a separate encrypted channel that only appropriate transponders you authorize can decode. The following products are included in Saab’s Tender Tracking System:• R5 SUPREME TTS AIS for the yacht itself;• R5 SOLID TTS AIS for tender boats and service vessels;• R5A airborne transponder qualified for use in helicopters and planes;• vmsTRACK transmitter for jet-skis and tracking of people carrying this device 

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Private AIS networks

Saab TransponderTech has developed an encrypted AIS system…


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Private AIS tracking

Saab has developed an encrypted AIS system to allow motherships to track their various tenders and toys…


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