Asia Bizz: The Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab has inaugurated the Saab Indian Technology Centre (SITC) in partnership with Mahindra Satyam, on 21st October in Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The centre has been opened with the aim to support the internal operational excellence and also the optimization inside the company.

Saab also aims in expanding it in to the Indian market. Research and Development in the fields of Defense, aerospace, urban and even civil security will be undertaken at Saab India Technology Centre (SITC).

Hakan Buskhe, the CEO of and president of Saab has said that the new SITC will be forming a bridge between India and Sweden. After the inauguration, the president had told the reporters that by the end of 2012, 100 skilled Indian engineers would be recruited.

Buskhe added that these engineers will form the backbone of the centre. In the next three years, the centre aims in increasing the head count to at least 300. The president also informed that the primary areas of development include electronic engineering, software engineering as well as mechanical engineering. The SITC will also encourage future developments in the field of Systems engineering and Signal processing. Saab will also be helping India in its ambition to become independent in the defense technology market.