In 1937 Saab was founded with the aim to meet the need for a domestic aircraft industry in Sweden. Today Saab serves the global market with products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. In 2012 Saab celebrates its 75th birthday. 75 years of defence and security in an ever-changing world. Saab - One name, two companies Defence and security company Saab AB and the car manufacturer, Saab Automobile AB, are two different companies with unrelated ownership structures.