SAAB to maintain all ground-based ADF air-defence radars

Defence has partnered with Saab Australia to provide fully integrated maintenance support for the Australian Army’s ground-based air defence and radar capability.

Director General Land Manoeuvre Systems Brigadier Ed Smeaton said that consolidating existing arrangements into one Australian-managed prime contract with Saab would streamline operational support and save money.

“It delivers a more responsive and cost-effective solution for the support of a number of different radars, training and weapon systems designed to protect Australian soldiers and their equipment,” Brigadier Smeaton said.

The $30 million three-year contract with Saab represents an ongoing investment in Australian industry and the continuity of highly technical jobs and expertise.

Saab is working closely with three key Australian businesses as part of the contract…

  • Genpower Australia will provide support for mobile training facilities, and has more 30 years experience in this field.
  • Opentec Solutions, a company that has previously worked with Defence to assist in peacekeeping operations, will supply rugged portable electronic computing equipment.
  • CD Power are specialists in providing off-grid and mains-fail backup power, allowing the Army’s radar system to operate under all conditions.

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