Saab has signed an Enterprise Partnering Agreement with the Australian Department of Defence to provide combat management systems across all Royal Australian Navy major surface ships.
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Saab and Navy previously announced the company would deliver the tactical interface to the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of Hunter-class frigates.
The tactical interface will be based on Saab’s ‘next-generation’ Combat Management System (CMS), which will now become part of all the Royal Australian Navy’s major surface ships.
Head of Saab Surveillance Anders Carp said the new agreement was an important milestone in the company’s long-standing relations with Australia.
“We look forward to continue building our partnership and supporting the Royal Australian Navy’s capability with our state-of-the art combat management system,” Mr Carp said.
“Saab will deliver the ‘Next Generation’ CMS to Australia’s new Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels and the Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment ships.
“We will also modernise the 9LV CMS currently in use in the Anzac-class frigates, and will provide the software for the future tactical interface for the Hobart-class destroyer when their current CMS is modernised.”