Saab Bofors Dynamics

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Saab Bofors Dynamics, located in Karlskoga, Sweden, is a subsidiary of Saab AB that specializes in military materiel such as missile systems and anti-tank systems.

Its corporate heritage goes back to Bofors, which was founded in 1873. In 1999 Saab purchased the Celsius Group, the parent group of Bofors. In September 2000 United Defense Industries (UDI) purchased Bofors Weapon Systems from Saab (the tube artillery interests), while Saab retained the missile interests.

The weapon systems include sensors based on radar, IR and laser.

Political controversy

Several public campaigns, including civil disobedience actions, have targeted production sites and transports. A current[when?] campaign has argued Sweden should refrain from arms exports to parties in illegal wars and to human-rights offenders. This is due to the wide spread belief that there exists a law that bans exportation of Swedish arms and that contracts granted are only exceptions. This stipulation is not found in a law, however, but rather in a policy guide, which suggests that Sweden should not export to certain potential customers.

Modern weapons systems

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