Saab has received a contract from Luerssen Australia for the Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the Royal Australian Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).
The contract is expected to run over the 12 year OPV shipbuilding programme, which will see the delivery of 12 new ships.
In addition to the SAS, which is based on Saab Australia’s 9LV Combat Management System, the OPV will be fitted with Saab’s EOS 500 (electro-optical fire control director).
“Saab Australia is pleased to receive this order from Luerssen Australia. This is also an important step towards system commonality for the Navy, with 9LV installed, or contracted for delivery, across four classes of ship.” says Andy Keough, Managing Director for Saab Australia.
“The development work being undertaken by Saab in Australia will also support export opportunities and position us well for future maritime projects.”
Saab Australia will carry out the majority of the work in its Adelaide facilities. Local Australian companies will be contracted to fabricate selected components of the SAS including command consoles and computer cabinets, providing a high level of Australian industry participation and sovereign capability. The contract is received within the business area Surveillance.
Saab today confirmed that they have received the request for information (RFI) document from the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) for the procurement of 110 combat aircraft for the Air Force (IAF). Saab executives holding a press conference at the on-going Defense Exposition, DefExpo 2018 said Thursday that they have received the RFI and will be proposing Gripen E multi-role fighter jet for the program
Swedish firm Saab is showcasing demonstrate its Very Short-Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) missile system RBS 70 NG at DefExpo 2018, held in Chennai, India this week. The next generation ground-based air defence (GBAD) system provides a flexible and supremely effective, long-term answer to constantly evolving air defence requirements
Saab has won AUD 24.2 million contract to supply an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) for four Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines
Saab has received an order from the Australian Government under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) that will see the continuation of sustainment for Navys ANZAC-class frigates. WAMA is a strategic partnership which includes Saab Australia, BAE Systems Australia Defence and Naval Ship Management Australia
BAE Systems has been selected by the Australian Government as the preferred tenderer for the SEA 5000 program to deliver nine Future Frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The overall announced program is expected to be in the region of AUD $35bn for the design, build and support of the ships
Saab is offering a big data solution based on merging information from satellites, airborne surveillance platforms, ground based radar and battle-management system to generate simultaneous reports for various users. The new solution will allow fusion of satellite data with other products, including Saabs airborne surveillance solution GlobalEye, the Giraffe family of surface radar and the 9LV combat management system
Saab has won approximately SEK 224 million ($27 million) from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to upgrade its Gripen C/D systems. All of the Swedish Air Forces Gripen fighters have been brought up to the latest MS20 standard, which will now be further improved under the contract announced Wednesday
Australias shipbuilder Austal has opted out of the countrys Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program due to failed negotiations with the main contractor German ship designer Lürssen. "Lürssen has worked hard to explore options to leverage the experience base at Henderson for the construction of 10 vessels in Western Australia, including conducting lengthy negotiations with Austal," Defence Connect quotes Lürssen Australia in its statement
Saab has unveiled a 5000 square-meter facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil for its future Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant. Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM) will produce aerostructures for the Brazilian Gripen fighter and is preparing to become part of Saab´s global supply chain, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, for providing training systems to the Swedish Army. The order value amounts to SEK 51 million and deliveries will take place at the end of 2018
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