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Saab Global

Saab in Australia

Investing in Australia's future for over 35 years

We’re defence, we’re security, and we’re everything in between. 

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

In 1988, we established our headquarters at Technology Park, South Australia to support and develop the defence capability of Australia. Our first contract was building and integrating Australia’s combat management system for the Anzac Class frigates. Since then Saab Australia have developed and integrated technology to protect and empower Australia’s Navy, Army and Air Force to keep people and society safe. We develop high-technology solutions for allied nations, as well as civil security and aviation technology with major installations in prisons, airports and iconic public spaces.

Our primary business is the development, integration, production and support of advanced operational systems, mainly for Defence, but also civil security applications. Our core capabilities in engineering, through-life support, integration, innovation and project management deliver services to customers across the naval, air, land and security domains.

Most notably, we provide Australia’s Defence Force with a world-class naval combat management system and ground-based air defence solutions. Interoperable with allies, but sovereign-built, adapted and supported on Australian soil, Saab provides cutting-edge technology that Defence can expand as needed to meet emerging threats.

The skills and knowledge from these programs, coupled with innovation, has led to further successful locally developed capabilities in security, unmanned systems and mixed reality.

Our business structure

4 business lines, 1 mission

Naval Combat Systems

The design, installation, integration an support of naval combat systems.

As the sovereign provider of combat management systems to the Royal Australian Navy, Saab’s Naval Combat Systems business line is responsible for the development and sustainment of Australia’s combat management system capability. Other capabilities within this division include; mine warfare, tactical training systems and surveillance solutions. 

Land and Aerospace

Ground-based air defence, live simulation, ground combat weapons, signature management, tactical communications and sovereign integration for complex land domain assets.

The Land and Aerospace business line is also the strategic partner with Defence for the delivery of deployable health capability, supporting health care solutions for Army and the Royal Australian Air Force. The Land and Aerospace business line seeks to partner with best-of-class organisations to deliver integrated, modular and scalable solutions.


Security solutions, asset management systems and security operation centres.

Saab’s Civil business line is centred around its keystone integrated software management systems, OneView and the delivery of innovative traffic management solutions.

Future Naval Systems and Autonomy

Development of sovereign systems integration into advanced robotic and autonomous systems.

The Future Naval Systems and Autonomy business line also encompasses work on global submarine classes, as well as the development and maintenance of the Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System on-board Australia’s Collins class submarines.