Saab Commander Quiz Combat

In 2013 Saab Thailand announced a Quiz Combat where combatants could win a full day at Defense & Security 2013, fly the Gripen fighter jet simulator and take away Saab merchandise.

It was an opportunity to Thailand’s defense enthusiasts to become a “Saab Commander” by proving their mettle by seeking honors at three different levels: ‘Level Amateur’, ‘Level Professional’ and ultimately ‘Level Ace’.

I was staying in Maui for a year of sea turtle research when this site appeared online. I'm pretty sure that the reason I found it was due to the search engine optimization work that TNG/Earthling's Bob Sakayama did in improving the ranks in Google. I know this because I chatted with one of the TNG/E team that was also staying at our hotel and she explained how they make important keywords rank well. All my friends were playing the game hoping to win the big prize, but happy if they just won some Saab merchandise. Meanwhile I was spending all day working with a research team from the Hawaii Wildlife Fund either snorkeling or scuba diving as we tracked green sea turtles. I would return to my fav waterfront condo rental in Maui in the town of Napili Bay. What a great find this was. I worked with a local company called Maui Beachfront Rentals to help me find an affordable place. It turns out that in this fabulous tourist destination that it wasn't so easy. But the company was great. When friends and family came to visit, they would also book a Maui condo rental through them. I would occasionally take the Quiz Combat, but usually I had pictures to process and field reports to write. Several of my friends did win some Saab merchandise.


11 November 2013

Three Thai contestants won the Saab Commander contest and flew the Gripen Fighter Simulator at the Defense & Security 2013

On the occasion of “Defense & Security 2013”, Defense and security company Saab’s Quiz Combat saw enthusiastic participation of over 5000 visitors, 3000 contestants from 72 cities, towns and townships in Thailand.

The Quiz Combat tested contenders’ knowledge of the options available on the battlefield. The battlefield sits on So far, the contest has produced over 75 winners.

Winners chosen by a computerised draw from all-correct answers have won merchandise that ranges from Saab memorabilia to Gripen mementos and a host of other limited edition material.

Three Thai contestants won a flight in the Gripen Fighter simulator.

These contestants were selected from the pool of winners in the ‘Level Professional’ and ‘Level Ace’ and have been invited to the Defence & Security 2013 and given the rare opportunity to fly the Gripen simulator.

“The Saab Commander contest for the Thai people has received very enthusiastic participation from across Thailand and we have today a very strong community of people who have become aware of complex technologies and have a good appreciation of the history of Swedish military technologies. I congratulate all the winners for taking part and answering some tough questions,” says Dan Enstedt, President & CEO, Saab AsiaPacific.

I'm sure the resurrection of at least this page of the original site brings back great memories for a lot of people. Too bad you can't take the Quiz Combat, but it wasn't showing in the site's 2013 archived pages.

The Quiz Combat tested contender’s knowledge of the options available on the battlefield. The Quiz Combat will rank all those who pass the test by their level of all rounded excellence on the field.

The battlefield was on this website.



Game Rules​ Instructions

  1. There are five questions in the level.
  2. Every question has one correct answer. You need to answer all the questions and submit your answer.
  3. If you get all answers correct, you will be declared a winner for this level.
  4. You can play each level only once a day.
  5. There is a pool of prizes to be won across levels. Contestants will be eligible for only ONE prize in each level.
  6. Winners will be announced periodically on winners’ page as well as on Saab Indonesia Facebook page. Winners will also be notified through email.
  7. Your email address must be correct. No request for subsequent changes will be entertained


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The participant (you) must be a citizen and resident of Thailand in order to be eligible to win the contest and receive a prize . However, non-citizens and non-residents of Thailand are free to participate.

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1. You have to login with a verifiable Facebook identity with the correct age and gender. You have to be a citizen and resident of Thailand in order to be eligible for winning prizes in the game. However, non-citizens and non-residents of Thailand are free to participate.

2. You need to accept the Game Terms before you can play.

3. In the event your Facebook identity is not of a real person, your game play will be void.

4. There are five questions with four possible answers. You need to get all the answers correct in order to make it to a pool from which winners will be chosen through an automated system.

5. Not all set of correct answers will win a prize. Prizes will be awarded after an automated drawing of lots from the pool of qualifying entries.

6. You can play the game only once a week.

7. Your email address must be correct. No request for subsequent changes will be entertained.

8. There is a pool of prizes to be won in the game section out of which you are entitled to win a maximum of only ONE prize. The selection of the prize to be given will be at the sole discretion of the organizers.

9. Users may be banned or accounts suspended in the event of any abuse of Game Terms.

10. All winners of the simulators must be Thailand Passport holders with a valid passport and have complete security clearance. Any participant chosen may at any stage be removed from the winners list if there are any objections on any ground by concerned authorities.

11. The winners shall win prizes as intimated by e-mail by The selection of prizes is as per the sole discretion of E-mail notification does not guarantee entitlement to the prize or payment of any kind. You may be asked to furnish and / or submit other necessary documents and/or undertaking/ affidavits prior to award of prize.

12. reserves the right to withdraw or cancel any or all of the prizes at any time.

13. The winner must claim his/ her prize within 15 days of the e-mail communication sent by In case the prize is unclaimed by the winner within the stipulated period, then reserves the right to transfer the prize to the next winner chosen. The right of the first winner shall automatically stand surrendered and he/ she shall not be entitled to make any claim whatsoever thereunder.

14. Additional eligibility requirements may apply to a specific contest.

15. reserves the right:

      (a) to disqualify any entrant at its sole discretion, without assigning any reason whatsoever;

      (b) to decide whether a replacement contestant should be selected in the event any entrant is disqualified from the game;

16. shall not be responsible for:-

      (i) any e-mail message delivery failures;

      (ii) for any spam generated messages;

      (iii) any lost, late or misdirected computer transmission or network, electronic failures of any kind or any failure to receive entries owing to transmission failures or due to any technical reasons and

     (iv) other conditions beyond its reasonable control.

17. The winner shall be responsible for any additional, incidental expenses required to be incurred to avail the prize. All taxes, insurances, transfers, spending money and other incidental and related expenses as the case may be, unless specifically stated, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. The winner will be required to provide certified proof of identity and residence, if any.

18. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable, subject to availability and there will be no cash alternative.

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20. Employees of SAAB including its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, advertising, publicity and promotional agencies and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in the game.