A few weeks ago we learned that the Swedes are actually pretty adept at making computer stuff. In that post, I mentioned that Datasaab had bought a license to build a BESK computer to help with the design of their new attack jet. But what is a BESK?
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Saab has a long and varied history. The company was first started in 1937 as the Svenska Aeroplan AB. As you can probably deduce from the name, it was an aircraft company. However, in the late 1940s with Europe’s economy still ravaged in the aftermath of WWII, the Swedish firm decided to diversify into automobiles. The Saab Automobile division was established and the Saab 92 was launched in 1947. Linköping wasn’t done expanding their range, though, and in the late 1950s they established Datasaab to build computer equipment.
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