Saab Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: What was the original name of Saab AB?
A: Svenska Automobil Aktiebolaget
B: Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget
C: Svenska Aeronautik Aktiebolaget
D: Svenska Aviatik Aktiebolaget
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab AB was originally named Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, meaning ‘The Swedish Aeroplane Corporation’.

2: In which year was Saab AB founded?
A: 1927
B: 1937
C: 1947
D: 1957
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab AB was founded in 1937 in Trollhättan, Sweden.

3: Who was one of the founders of Saab AB?
A: Sven Gustaf Wingqvist
B: Ingvar Kamprad
C: Alfred Nobel
D: Björn Borg
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Sven Gustaf Wingqvist was one of the founders of Saab AB.

4: What is Saab AB primarily known for?
A: Automobile manufacturing
B: Aerospace and defense
C: Pharmaceuticals
D: Banking and finance
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab AB is primarily known for its work in aerospace and defense.

5: Where is the headquarters of Saab AB located?
A: Malmö, Sweden
B: Gothenburg, Sweden
C: Stockholm, Sweden
D: Uppsala, Sweden
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Saab AB’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.

6: Which family owns the majority voting rights in Saab AB?
A: Wallenberg family
B: Persson family
C: Rausing family
D: Kamprad family
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Wallenberg family owns 38.9% of shares and 48.1% of votes in Saab AB.

7: What product is part of Saab AB’s portfolio?
A: Commercial airliners
B: Fighter aircraft
C: Luxury cars
D: Space shuttles
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab AB produces fighter aircraft as part of its aerospace portfolio.

8: With which company did Saab AB form a joint venture for the Gripen fighter jet?
A: Lockheed Martin
B: Boeing
C: British Aerospace (BAE Systems)
D: Airbus
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Saab AB formed a joint venture with British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) for the Gripen fighter jet.

9: What was the name of Saab AB’s former automobile division?
A: Saab Transport
B: Saab Cars
C: Saab Automobile
D: Saab Motors
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The automobile division of Saab AB was called Saab Automobile.

10: When did General Motors take complete ownership of Saab Automobile?
A: 2000
B: 1995
C: 1990
D: 1985
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: General Motors took complete ownership of Saab Automobile in 2000.

11: What is the Saab JAS 39?
A: A commercial jet
B: A luxury car model
C: A fighter aircraft
D: A passenger train
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Saab JAS 39 is a multirole fighter aircraft.

12: What is the name of the radar system offered by Saab AB?
A: Eagle Eye
B: Dragonfly
C: Giraffe
D: Falcon
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Saab AB offers the Giraffe radar system.

13: Which subsidiary did Saab AB acquire in the UK recently?
A: Red Bear
B: BlueBear
C: GoldFish
D: GreenBird
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab AB acquired the UK-based BlueBear Research Systems.

14: What notable product did the Saab Barracuda LLC facility manufacture?
A: Civilian aircraft
B: Anti-tank weapons
C: Camouflage net systems
D: Submarines
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Saab Barracuda LLC manufactures the Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net System (ULCANS).

15: Which joint venture did Saab AB form with Boeing for the US Air Force?
A: X-35 Project
B: T-X advanced jet trainer
C: A-10 Warthog
D: Blackbird Project
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab AB and Boeing formed a joint venture for the T-X advanced jet trainer for the US Air Force.

16: In which year did Saab AB start producing automobiles?
A: 1937
B: 1947
C: 1957
D: 1967
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab AB started producing automobiles in 1947 with the Saab 92 model.

17: What is the name of Saab’s high-speed turboprop airliner?
A: Saab 340
B: Saab 370
C: Saab 2000
D: Saab 5000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The high-speed turboprop airliner produced by Saab is called the Saab 2000.

18: Which Swedish region’s coat of arms inspired Saab’s griffin logo?
A: Skåne
B: Lapland
C: Gotland
D: Västra Götaland
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The griffin logo of Saab derives from the coat of arms of the Swedish region of Skåne.

19: Which business area within Saab focuses on airframe structures for both military and commercial aircraft?
A: Dynamics
B: Surveillance
C: Aeronautics
D: Support and Services
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Aeronautics business area at Saab focuses on airframe structures for both military and commercial aircraft.

20: What was Saab AB’s first aircraft model?
A: Saab 32 Lansen
B: Saab 21
C: Saab 18
D: Saab 17
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Saab 17 was the first aircraft developed by Saab AB.

21: What year did Saab AB change its name from Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget to Saab AB?
A: 1965
B: 1970
C: 1960
D: 1975
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The company name changed to Saab AB in May 1965.

22: When did Saab AB join the Dassault nEUROn project?
A: 1995
B: 2005
C: 2015
D: 2010
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab AB joined the Dassault nEUROn project as a major partner in December 2005.

23: What is the main purpose of Saab Kockums?
A: Submarine division
B: Civilian aircraft division
C: Automotive division
D: Electronic systems division
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Kockums shipyard is the base for Saab’s submarine division.

24: Which of these was a cancelled Saab AB military aircraft project?
A: Saab JAS 39
B: Saab 36
C: Saab 37 Viggen
D: Saab 35 Draken
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Saab 36 was a cancelled bomber project from the 1950s.

25: Which anti-tank missile system is provided by Saab AB?
A: RBS 70
B: RBS 15
C: NLAW
D: STRIX
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: NLAW is a shoulder-launched anti-tank missile system provided by Saab AB.

26: What is Saab’s ground-based radar system called?
A: T-1000
B: HawkEye
C: ARTHUR
D: Merlin
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: ARTHUR is a ground-based radar system offered by Saab AB.

27: What year did Saab form a joint venture with BAE Systems for the Gripen fighter jet?
A: 1990
B: 1995
C: 2000
D: 2010
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab formed a joint venture with BAE Systems for the Gripen fighter jet in 1995.

28: What type of products does Saab Barracuda LLC specialize in?
A: Aircraft engines
B: Surveillance systems
C: Camouflage, concealment, and deception
D: Naval radar systems
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Saab Barracuda LLC specializes in camouflage, concealment, and deception products.

29: What pioneering technology did Saab introduce in the Saab 21 aircraft?
A: Stealth technology
B: Modern style ejection seat
C: Winglets
D: Fly-by-wire system
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab 21 was the first aircraft to see service with a modern style ejection seat that used gunpowder to eject instead of compressed air.

30: Who is the current President & CEO of Saab AB as of 2023?
A: Leif Johansson
B: Marcus Wallenberg
C: Micael Johansson
D: Johan Wallin
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Micael Johansson is the current President & CEO of Saab AB.

31: What drove the Swedish government to establish domestic production of military aircraft in the early 1940s?
A: Lack of expertise
B: Supply shortages from the United States
C: High costs of imports
D: Technological advancements
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Swedish government’s decision to establish domestic production of military aircraft was driven by the inability to get large orders of Seversky P-35 aircraft delivered from the United States.

32: What was the reason behind the de-merger of Saab-Scania in 1995?
A: Investor AB’s strategic decision
B: Bankruptcy
C: Government regulations
D: International competition
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Investor AB’s strategic decision to broaden ownership and the sale of 50% of the car division to General Motors led to the de-merger of Saab-Scania in 1995.

33: When did Saab AB announce its intention to merge with Simrad Optronics?
A: 2005
B: 2008
C: 2010
D: 2015
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab AB announced its intention to merge with Simrad Optronics in October 2008.

34: Which country serves as the base for Saab’s development and manufacturing operations?
A: Norway
B: Denmark
C: Sweden
D: Finland
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Saab’s development and manufacturing operations are primarily based in Sweden.

35: What does Saab AB’s Industrial Products and Services focus on?
A: Business-to-business customers and non-core product development
B: Military and defense products exclusively
C: Consumer electronics
D: Luxury automobiles
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Saab’s Industrial Products and Services focuses on business-to-business customers and developing products that fall outside of its core business.

36: What year was the Saab 105 twin-engine trainer manufactured?
A: 1953-1961
B: 1963-1972
C: 1973-1982
D: 1983-1992
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Saab 105 twin-engine trainer was manufactured from 1963 to 1972.

37: Which network does Saab AB’s Erieye radar belong to?
A: National defense network
B: Civil aviation network
C: Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C)
D: Maritime surveillance network
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Saab AB’s Erieye radar is part of the Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) network.

38: What technology is a responsibility of the Aeronautics business area at Saab?
A: Car safety systems
B: Commercial shipping
C: Avionics for UAVs
D: Medical devices
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Aeronautics business area at Saab is responsible for avionics in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

39: When did Saab start manufacturing the JAS 39 Gripen?
A: 1986
B: 1996
C: 2006
D: 2016
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab’s JAS 39 Gripen started manufacturing in 1996.

40: What innovative system did Saab introduce aboard the Viggen aircraft?
A: Fly-by-wire control system
B: CK 37 flight computer
C: Stealth technology
D: Adjustable winglets
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Viggen aircraft used the CK 37 flight computer developed by Saab.

41: Which Swedish company completed a leveraged buyout of Saab-Scania AB in 1991?
A: Ericsson AB
B: H&M Group
C: Investor AB
D: Volvo Group
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Investor AB completed a leveraged buyout of Saab-Scania AB in 1991.

42: Which Saab business area deals with ground combat weapons?
A: Aeronautics
B: Surveillance
C: Dynamics
D: Support and Services
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Dynamics business area offers ground combat weapons, including missile systems and torpedoes.

43: What is one of the Saab RBS 15 missile system’s capabilities?
A: Anti-aircraft
B: Anti-ship
C: Anti-tank
D: Anti-submarine
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Saab RBS 15 missile system is designed for anti-ship capabilities.

44: How many employees did Saab AB have in 2023?
A: 15,000
B: 18,000
C: 21,479
D: 25,000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: As of 2023, Saab AB employed 21,479 people.

45: What does Saab’s Surveillance business area notably include?
A: Medical devices
B: Banking systems
C: Electronic warfare systems
D: Consumer electronics
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Saab’s Surveillance business area includes electronic warfare systems.

46: What division markets and supports the JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet apart from development?
A: Dynamics
B: Surveillance
C: Aeronautics
D: Support and Services
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Aeronautics business area is responsible for the marketing and support of the JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet.

47: Which aircraft did Saab develop in cooperation with Boeing for the U.S. Air Force?
A: F-35 Lightning
B: T-7 Red Hawk
C: A-10 Thunderbolt
D: MQ-9 Reaper
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab developed the T-7 Red Hawk in cooperation with Boeing for the U.S. Air Force.

48: What is the Saab 340 aircraft known for?
A: High-speed supersonic flight
B: Passenger short-haul flights
C: Cargo transportation
D: Private jet luxury
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab 340 is known for passenger short-haul flights.

49: What year did BAE Systems reduce its shareholding in Saab AB to 20%?
A: 2000
B: 2005
C: 2010
D: 2015
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: BAE Systems reduced its shareholding in Saab AB to 20% in January 2005.

50: What project is Saab involved in for the European joint UAV?
A: Dassault Neuron
B: Airbus Eagle
C: Boeing Hawk
D: Lockheed Raven
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Saab is a partner in the European joint UAV project Dassault Neuron.

51: Which country purchased the Saab-built JAS 39 Gripen for their air force?
A: Argentina
B: Brazil
C: Canada
D: Mexico
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Brazil purchased the Saab-built JAS 39 Gripen for their air force.

52: Where were Saab’s first headquarters located?
A: Gothenburg
B: Stockholm
C: Trollhättan
D: Linköping
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Saab’s first headquarters were located in Trollhättan, Sweden.

53: Who was one of the early competitors to Saab in Swedish aircraft production?
A: AGA
B: Northrup
C: ASJA
D: Vickers
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: ASJA was an early competitor to Saab in Swedish aircraft production.

54: What is one focus area of Saab’s Electronic Defence Systems?
A: Radar systems
B: Commercial airliners
C: Nuclear submarines
D: Civil engineering
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Saab’s Electronic Defence Systems focuses on radar systems and associated technologies.

55: Which company formed a joint venture with Saab for the Gripen International?
A: Boeing
B: Airbus
C: Lockheed Martin
D: BAE Systems
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Saab and BAE Systems formed the Gripen International for the development, marketing, and support of the Gripen jet.

56: What product featured in Saab’s support and services?
A: Submarines
B: Field facilities
C: Passenger cars
D: Consumer drones
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab’s Support and Services offer maintenance, integrated support, field facilities, and logistics.

57: What was the main focus of Saab’s early computing endeavor, Datasaab?
A: Transport management
B: Banking systems
C: Navigational equipment for aircraft
D: Consumer electronics
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Datasaab initially focused on creating computers small enough to be used as navigational equipment in aircraft.

58: What year did Saab acquire Celsius AB?
A: 1995
B: 2000
C: 2005
D: 2010
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Saab acquired Celsius AB in early March 2000.

59: Which Saab product is part of their naval combat systems?
A: Sea Giraffe RADAR
B: Saab 340
C: Saab 37 Viggen
D: Saab 105
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Sea Giraffe 180 is part of Saab’s naval combat systems.

60: When did Saab start producing the Saab 37 Viggen?
A: 1970
B: 1980
C: 1960
D: 1965
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Saab started producing the Saab 37 Viggen in 1970.

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