Defence and security company Saab has been identified by the Australian government to provide the tactical interface to the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of nine Future Frigates.
FILE PHOTO: Air Warfare Destroyer NUSHIP Hobart commences its first series of sea trails, September 2016. Photo by Able Seaman Alan Lucas.
The Saab 9LV Combat Management System will form an integral part of the Future Frigate and upgraded Air Warfare Destroyer combat capability as well as being selected for the Offshore Patrol Vessels.
Over the past 30 years in Australia Saab has established a strong relationship with the Royal Australian Navy, delivering the combat management systems for the ANZAC class frigates, Canberra class Landing Helicopter Dock vessels and selected for the new supply ships.
At this stage there is no contract signed or order received by Saab.
Dean Rosenfield, Managing Director of Saab Australia, said Saab welcomed the announcement made today by the Australian Prime Minister that confirmed Saab as an integral part of the government’s enterprise approach to combat management systems.
“This is an endorsement of the advanced combat system capabilities we have developed for the RAN and we look forward to working closely with the Australian Defence Force to deliver highly capable systems for the Future Frigates and other platforms,” Mr Rosenfield said.
“The government’s decisiveness and support for Australian industry will give Saab certainty to invest in the long-term. With a contract in place, this will mean new job opportunities and growth on the Australian market, carrying out development and support across every major ship in the Australian fleet.
“Saab’s 9LV naval combat system solutions offer complete C4I for every type of naval platform, ranging from combat boats and patrol boats, to frigates and aircraft carriers, as well as submarines and vessels for anti-piracy, security and surveillance.
“Our 9LV solutions provide naval forces with outstanding operational capabilities, supporting all mission types, from littorals to the open ocean.”