In addition to TATIC TWR, by now, four more system modules and six services have been classified by the MD as Strategic Defense Products
The Ministry of Defense published, in early December, the ordinance 4,066 / GM MD, which addresses the approval of new products and services classified as Strategic Defense Products (PED). Thus, from now on, Saipher ATC has TATIC TWR, TATIC FLOW, TATIC APP, TATIC AFIS, and TATIC R-AFIS, in addition to the services of development, specification, evolution, maintenance, operation, and support of systems, all classified as PED.
The process was driven by Wesley Marques, Saipher's Business Manager, and had the support of the Board and the company's Quality sector, as well as members of the Documentary Compliance Section of the IDB - Industrial Defense Base, FAB - Brazilian Air Force, EMAER - Aeronautical Staff, SDOP - Military Operations Division, IFI - Institute for Promotion and Industrial Coordination, Ministry of Defense and its secretariats.
According to the Manager, having PED in the portfolio allows Saipher ATC to contribute to national defense systems' technological development increasingly. "The classification also attests that the company's products and services meet strict quality, reliability, and safety requirements," he reinforces.
It is worth mentioning that before the decree, only the TATIC TWR was classified as a Strategic Defense Product. Revalidation of the PEDs occurs every two years, and for this, the company needs to receive representatives from the MD for a new technical evaluation. It happened in September 2020, when members of the Ministry of Defense verified whether the company's accreditation conditions as a strategic defense company and the TATIC TWR classification, until then the only product classified as PED by the MD, has remained in line with Law No. 12,598 / 2012. It establishes special rules on procurement, contracting, and the development of defense products and systems and provides rules to encourage the defense's strategic area. "In terms of products, the result of the visit was the revalidation of TATIC TWR as PED," adds the Manager.
What is a Strategic Defense Product (PED)?
It is any product or service that, due to its technological content, the difficulty of obtaining it, or the indispensability, is considered by the Ministry of Defense of Brazil to be of strategic interest for national defense.