Saab to upgrade Aussie C-RAM

In late December, Saab received an order from the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) on behalf of the Australian Army to update the Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES) equipment for the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) System. 

CAPTION: An Australian C-RAM system in action in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, 2012. Photo by Corporal Mark Doran.

WAVES provides early warning audible and visual alerts when C-RAM sensors detect and identify an incoming threat within an exclusion zone.

C-RAM (comprised of multiple sensors, C2 nodes and warning systems) is an essential capability to protect friendly forces from hostile fire by detecting and warning against small, mobile and hard-to-find threats such as rockets, artillery and mortar fire. 

The Commonwealth’s C-RAM solution is built around the Saab Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam (AMB) radar.

Saab Australia provides in-service support for the Australian Defence Force C-RAM system.

Head of Saab surveillance Anders Carp said the WAVES upgrade order was further proof of Saab’s strong position as a C-RAM world-wide supplier with the Giraffe AMB as the surface-radar system of choice for a number of customers world wide, including Australia, United Kingdom, Sweden and France.

Managing Director of Saab Australia Andy Keough said the contract also demonstrated Saab’s strong commitment to build and maintain in-country support capabilities.

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