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ST Electronics and Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions AB to Establish South East Asia’s First Centre of Excellence for Airport Digital Towers in Singapore

ST Electronics and Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions AB to Establish South East Asia’s First Centre of Excellence for Airport Digital Towers in Singapore
Revolutionising Air Traffic Management for the Airports of Tomorrow

Singapore, 17 October 2017 – Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) and Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions AB (SDATS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish South East Asia’s first Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Airport Digital Towers in Singapore. The Digital Tower is a revolutionary air traffic management solution that enhances airport operations through digitalisation and integration of airport control tower functions, enabling remote operations and significant cost savings for operators.

The MOU was signed by Mr Low Jin Phang, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems), and Mr Lars Rönnqvist, Saab Country Manager Singapore on behalf of SDATS.

The CoE will provide a test-bed for best-in-class technologies, with the aim to drive the implementation of Digital Towers in the region. The Digital Tower provides a smarter approach to air traffic control, allowing operations to be remotely controlled from an operations centre, instead of a physical tower. Airport operations will benefit from enhanced safety levels, greater situational awareness for air traffic controllers, improved coverage of the airport surface movement area, as well as substantial cost savings.

Mr Low Jin Phang, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems) said, “This is an exciting opportunity as we synergise our efforts with the industry to offer leading-edge technology that will transform the airports of tomorrow. With the increasing number of airports in the South East Asia region now, it is crucial to deliver smart solutions that can meet the growing expectations of customers and enhancing their flight journeys.”

SDATS launched the world’s first operational and approved Digital Tower in 2015. Systems are currently being offered and installed around the globe. “Digital Air Traffic Control services are a breakthrough within air traffic management. The digitalisation of the data they collect and distribute increases operational efficiency and safety across an airport. This collaboration is an important milestone in further strengthening our market leader position in the market,” says Johan Klintberg, CEO of Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions.

Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions AB (SDATS) is a joint venture between Saab AB and the Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider, LFV, which was founded in 2016. SDATS leverages Saab’s 80 years of innovative and technological leadership paired with LFV’s unique operational expertise.

SDATS is committed to drive the market development for digital towers and transform the provision of Air Traffic Services. The proven technology and operational experience, are important differentiators in the market and will make a difference for our customers. For more information and installed base; www.saab.com/digitalairtrafficsolutions. For more information, please visit www.saab.com/digitalairtrafficsolutions.

ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems) has more than 25 years of experience in designing, implementing and maintaining mission critical Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence (C4I) systems including cyber, data centres and managed services. Using our Common Application Platform (CAP), we have built up an extensive track record of delivering end-to-end solutions like emergency response systems, cloud computing services and ‘Smart City’ systems, helping clients realise business value and achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness in their operations. For more information, please visit www.stengg.com.

ST Electronics (Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited) is the electronics arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, one of the largest public-listed companies on the Singapore Stock Exchange. ST Electronics is a global engineering company specialising in the design, development and integration of advanced electronics and communications systems. Our capabilities are in Rail & Intelligent Transportation; Satellite & Broadband Communications; Info Comm Technologies; Command & Control operations, Training & Simulation; Intelligent Building & Security Systems and Cybersecurity. We have a presence in over 20 countries spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China, India and Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit www.stengg.com.

Media Contact:                      

Agnes Chang
AVP, Corporate Communications
ST Electronics
Tel:      (65) 413 1788
Email: chang.chehhong.agnes@stee.stengg.com

Saab Press Centre
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Email:  presscentre@saabgroup.com

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