Saab Bofors Dynamics
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.
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
- RBS 70 SAM system
- RBS15 AShM/LAM system
- Taurus missile Taurus KEPD 350
- RBS 23 BAMSE SAM system
- AT4/AT4 CS anti-tank weapon
- Carl-Gustaf M3 (M3 MAAWS) 84 mm anti-tank weapon system
- NLAW light anti-armor weapon
- STRIX 120 mm guided mortar round
- Saab Bofors Dynamics CBJ-MS 9 mm PDW