Sweden-based defence and security company Saab has collaborated with Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) to establish a joint research centre, which is expended to focus on air traffic management (ATM) solutions.
The partnership intends to develop various research projects and programmes using high-end digital technology.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has also been signed between the parties to commence the partnership.
The proposed Saab-NTU Joint Research Centre will primarily conduct research in the fields of artificial intelligence, cyber security, machine learning, computer vision, anomaly detection and unmanned aircraft system camera insertion in order to address different issues related to air traffic management.
The centre also intends to carry out research related to the development of underwater robotics, including robot perception logistics such as sensing, detection and navigation, as well as endurance technologies.
Saab chief technology officer Pontus Laval said: “Earlier research projects have all been located in Sweden, tied to Swedish universities and researchers.
“This collaboration with NTU is the first of its kind in Asia for Saab. It is a long term research project that will help to broaden Saab’s knowledge base and business network in Asia Pacific, a key market for Saab in the future.”
Saab was previously selected by Cranfield University in the UK to provide a digital air traffic control system for Cranfield Airport earlier this month.