Saab Receives Order for Airborne Self-Protection Systems to Equip the German Air Force
(Source: Saab; issued April 11, 2017)
Saab has won an order for 29 upgraded BOZ integrated self-protection pods for the German air force, which will fit them to its Tornado strike aircraft. (Saab photo)
Defence and security company Saab has received an order for the electronic warfare self-protection and countermeasures system BOZ-101 EC from the NATO Eurofighter 2000 and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) on behalf of the German Air Force.

The BOZ self-protection and countermeasures system has been in use on Tornado for many years. This order is for 29 units of the enhanced version designated BOZ-101 EC. The wing mounted pod consists of a missile approach warning system in the aft section and a countermeasures-dispensing system. Dispensing can be performed forward downwards and sideways in two adjustable directions. The dispenser is designed to counter modern IR-guided threats.

The production of the BOZ-101 EC will take place at Saab sites in Järfälla, Sweden and in Centurion, South Africa. Deliveries will take place during 2017-2020.

“The well-renowned BOZ pod has been used on the Tornado for many years. This large follow-up order for the enhanced version confirms Saab’s capability to meet our customers’ need for state-of-the-art self-protection systems to improve their operational capabilities in hostile environments,” says Anders Carp, head of Saab business area Surveillance.

Saab is a world leading producer of advanced customized self-protection and counter-measure systems. Our solutions are installed on modern fighters and helicopters today like Gripen, F-18, F-15 and Eurofighter.


Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

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