Saab has completed acquisition of U.K.-based BlueBear Systems Group Ltd, provider of AI-enabled autonomous swarm systems for complex defence and security applications.
BlueBear employs 65 employees at their site outside Bedford, England with a turnover of £8 million in 2022.
BlueBear will contribute to Saab’s existing activities worldwide and Saab will benefit from BlueBear’s expertise in autonomy and swarming, as well as command and control systems, Saab said in an official statement.
Within Saab, BlueBear will be a centre for Rapid Concept Development providing expertise and scaling-up innovation.
“For BlueBear this is an important step in our journey as we now move forward as part of Saab. We see many enhanced opportunities around naval, air and land autonomy, payload integration, next generation command and control, AI-enabled defence clouds as well as next generation platforms,” says Dr Yoge Patel, CEO of BlueBear.