Installed with Cobham SATCOM’s AVIATOR 350 SwiftBroadband solution with HGA-7000 antenna, the Saab 340 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) will be on show at this year’s Singapore Airshow following the completion of all certification to the expected level.
LYNGBY, Denmark - Installed with Cobham SATCOM's
AVIATOR 350 SwiftBroadband solution with HGA-7000 antenna, the Saab
340 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) will be on show at this
year's Singapore Airshow following the completion of all
certification to the expected level.
The lightweight AVIATOR 350 with High Gain Antenna supports a
wide range of critical communication applications on board the
multi-role surveillance aircraft which are fundamental in its
mission to safeguard territorial waters.
With communication a key ingredient of maritime domain
awareness, the Cobham SATCOM equipment is able to provide
continuing communication capabilities. The AVIATOR 350 ensures the
Saab 340 MSA is equipped with Secure-AIS data links and a reliable
satcom system which makes it possible to send and receive orders
from/to higher command or other units in a secure way, providing a
real-time maritime common situational picture and a fast link for
Making its Singapore Airshow debut, the Saab 340 MSA is in the
midst of a promotional tour of Asia during which it will visit a
number of countries where interest is high in aircraft with
maritime surveillance capabilities. Many of these key regions are
close to areas affected by pirates in the South China Sea or small
Caribbean states in the front line against drug trafficking.
Best suited to coast guard and light military duties such as
anti-piracy, search and rescue, smuggling and illegal immigration,
the Saab 340 MSA is a cost-effective solution for those operators
who require a coastal and blue water surveillance and long-range
search-and-rescue (SAR) capability, but without the anti-submarine
and anti-surface vessel warfare abilities of a fully-fledged
maritime patrol aircraft (MPA).
Johan Rattvall, Director of Sales and Marketing for Support and
Services at Saab, said that now the certification procedure for the
Saab 340 MSA has been completed to the expected level, there has
been a lot of interest from potential customers.
"We will have a list of things to fit depending on customer
requirements, but the platform itself is now pretty much
certified," he said. "We are very pleased with the attention the
aircraft received at the Dubai Airshow and there has been a really
good response to the general concept.
"After the market introduction at Farnborough Air Show in 2012,
the number of interested customers has increased dramatically. Our
capability to demonstrate a complete fully operational system,
including the AVIATOR 350 and HGA-7000, has brought confidence to
potential customers. We are convinced that the Saab 340 MSA will
bring increased maritime domain awareness and control to a number
of customer nations in the next couple of years."
The Saab 340 MSA has the capability to respond rapidly to
emerging maritime security threats, offering surveillance,
transport and medical evacuation. Providing high-speed, reliable
connectivity, the AVIATOR 350 supports a wide range of
communications applications on-board including voice, data link and
video streaming, ensuring the aircraft's suitability for long
"On the Saab 340 MSA, Cobham's AVIATOR 350 with
HGA-7000 is able to support critical communication with ground
control, ensuring rapid response to emerging maritime security and
safety threats," commented Rickard Hjelmberg, Vice President of
Marketing & Sales for Maritime Surveillance at Saab Business
Area Support Services.
Providing data speeds of up to 432kbps, Cobham's AVIATOR 350
with HGA-7000 is a compact and lightweight SwiftBroadband solution
that offers exceptional performance and functionality even though
it is small in size. The system can also be easily customized to
meet specific requirements of military and defence missions.
The versatile HGA-7000 is a phased array fuselage mount antenna
with a low profile and small footprint which is suitable for
installation on air transport aircraft and business jets.
For further information about Cobham SATCOM's AVIATOR portfolio,
please visit Booth M87 during this year's Singapore Airshow or
For further information about the AVIATOR 350 installed on the
340 MSA, please visit Saab at Booth C11 during this year's
Singapore Airshow. To see the Saab 340 MSA, go to the static
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land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing
demand for communication, our products and services are used to
satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and
Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design
affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have
decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption.
Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most
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communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM's products will keep
providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and
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decades in service in use around the world in a variety of domains
and environments. We market under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR®
and Sea Tel brands. Please refer to our websites for our list of
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