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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and top Swedish defence and security technology leader, Saab, have launched a joint research centre, the Saab-NTU Joint Lab, in Singapore to develop high-end digital technology to tackle future challenges in air traffic management, and capture opportunities in the global unmanned underwater vehicles market.

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NTU and Saab have jointly committed a total of S$13m for the R&D activities of the Saab-NTU Joint Lab with a growing team of research scientists and engineers (currently 4 Professors, 3 Research Fellows, 7 Research Engineers, 4 PhD Students, and several Undergraduate students).

Key Research Facilities include:

  • Digital / Remote Tower System(for Air Traffic Management)
  • Remote Tower Simulation System(for Air Traffic Management)
  • Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Simulator
  • GPU Servers for High Performance Computing
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Systems

Key Research Capabilities:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human factors
  • Underwater robotics
  • Robot perception (sensing, detection and navigation)


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In Singapore, Saab's research focus is based on the market needs of the region. Thus, the Saab-NTU Joint Lab will contribute towards developing next-generation products and services initially in the fields of air traffic management and underwater robotics with research into areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, machine learning, computer vision, anomaly detection, robot perception (i.e. sensing, detection and navigation) and robot endurance (i.e. energy storage and reliability).

At NTU, we look forward to realising the great potential of this joint research partnership which will benefit from the talent and creativity of our faculty and students and from Saab's technical capabilities. The collaboration will also see Saab recruit top candidates to do their PhD at NTU to conduct the joint research and development work. The Saab employed PhD students will also have opportunities to be involved with Saab's various operational branches in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as its global headquarters in Sweden.