Former Chief of Air Force Mats Helgesson joins the board of directors

Avioniq recruits respected leader with extensive experience from the highest level in the Swedish armed forces. Helgesson brings wide-ranging expertise and a unique personal network to the team. Avioniq is an innovator in advanced software systems for aircraft, specializing in AIbased decision support for fighter pilots and flight controllers in the military aviation arena. The company's main focus is cost-effective improvements of combat efficiency in aviation systems through strategic and tactical advantage in the airspace.

The company was founded in 2015 by a group of experienced Gripen pilots, computer engineers and doctors in sensor fusion and behavioural science. A unique team where cutting-edge experience in artificial intelligence (AI) goes hand in hand with many years of experience in combat aviation.In the first half of 2020 the company received a valuable addition at the board level. Mats Helgesson, former Chief of Air Force (2015-2019), is a respected leader with extensive experience from working at the highest level in the Swedish armed forces.

"I hope to be able to contribute with a strategic perspective and to communicate with and identify the right operators to ensure that Avioniq and its products receive the dissemination and attention that is needed for good forces to conduct effective air battle."

"With many years’ experience in military aviation operations and also from the introduction and development of the air-combat concept known as BVR battle, it feels wonderful to have the opportunity to be a part of Avioniq", Helgesson says.

Mats Helgesson was elected to the board of directors on June 8, 2020 and has commenced his duties as a full board member. Helgesson is a partner in Avioniq.

"We introduced our main product Rattlesnake to Mats early on, and he was very supportive", says Mikael Grev, CEO of Avioniq. "When he stepped down as Chief of the Air Force it was obvious for us to ask him to become part of our team."





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