This is announced in a press release. The majority of the employees affected go down to 60 percent of their regular working hours. Short-term work will start on April 14.

According to the press release, the corona pandemic has had a low impact on Saab's operations. But Saab's Aerostructures business unit in Linköping delivers to the civil aviation industry, where the effects of covid-19 have been hit harder.

- Corona pandemic creates great uncertainty in the civil aviation industry, where both suppliers and customers temporarily close their facilities. Therefore, it is a matter of course for Saab to review the operations and ensure a quick transition to the new conditions. With this we also maintain competence and capacity that will enable future growth, says Jessica Öberg, head of Saab's business area IPS in the press release.

Saab's wholly-owned technology consulting company Combitech in Norrköping has already introduced short-term work for 120 people.