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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

6 divisions, 1 mission


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

Other capabilities within the Maritime division is mine warfare, tactical trainers and surveillance are also capabilities within the Maritime division.

Deployable Solutions

A division that is currently focused on health-related offerings. Saab’s Queensland facility is dedicated to delivering current deployment projects for the Australian Defence Force, such as the supply and maintenance of equipment, training defence personnel, and housing medical assets ready for rapid deployment.

The Victorian-based Centre of Excellence also provides access to emerging technologies.

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.


Offering 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 Systems

Saab Australia’s sovereign systems integration expertise is being applied to advanced robotic and autonomous systems to deliver leading
underwater capabilities in mine countermeasures, military survey, seabed warfare and undersea surveillance.


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 submarine classes.