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35 Years in Australia

Saab Australia is a defence, security and technology provider for customers across the globe. Our mission is to keep people and society safe. We achieve this through our unparalleled solutions, driven by our leading research and development in collaboration with industry and academia.

So, how did we get here?

Our story starts in 1988, with just four Swedes who came to Australia on a technology transfer project that has now grown into the combat management system across the Royal Australian Navy's surface fleet.

Saab Australia in brief

We're innovators by nature, and exceed when there's a new challenge - continually diversifying our offering based on decades of proven success in command and control systems.

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Want to know all the details?

Read through our journey below, as we establish our business in Australia, innovate technologies of the future and diversify our capability portfolio.


Saab Australia today

Our six key business areas

Maritime: our largest business, focused on the development and sustainment of Australia's combat management system (CMS) capability. Maritimes key projects are the design, installation, integration and support of CMS's across the Royal Australian Navy's surface fleet.


Deployable Solutions: a division dedicated to delivering critical capability in remote locations. Currently focused on health-related offerings, our deployable health solutions are providing life-saving capability to Australia's Defence Force.


Land and Aerospace: focused on ground-based air defence solutions, live simulation products, ground weapons, and integration engineering for products such as radars, sensors and effectors on land-based assets.


Civil: offers security solutions through our Australian-designed keystone product, OneView, an integrated software management system. Civil also includes Mixed Reality, a holographic data visualisation tool, and air traffic management solutions.


Autonomous Solutions: centred around developing mine countermeasure and military survey capability, as well as integrating engineering services for autonomous systems.


Submarines: Develops and maintains the Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring Systems that is on board the Collins Class submarines. This group also provides submarine design and engineering for international submarines classes.

Life at Saab


A Saab legacy spanning generations

Saab Global has a history extending over 400 years, serving customers in more than 100 countries, with approximately 17,000 employees across the world.

In Australia, we're celebrating our 35th year.

Did you know that Saab also extends over multiple generations in one family?

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