The Australian defence landscape is dynamic as the Commonwealth Government ensures the nation’s capability, now and into the future. Below are some of the key projects where Saab has opportunity to provide world-leading capability, right here in-country.
Collins Life-of-type extension
The Australian Government is investing $6 billion in refitting all six of the nation’s Collins Class Submarines under a life-of-type extension (LOTE) program. As the designer of the submarine and supplier of its highly reliable Integrated Ship Control, Management and Monitoring System, Saab is well placed to help in this work.
Naval Combat Systems
Saab Australia’s 9LV CMS has been the Royal Australian Navy’s combat system of choice for over three decades. 9LV is the core of the combat capability on board the current ANZAC Class frigates and Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks and will enter into service with the replacement replenishment ships.
Saab has signed a contract with the Australian Department of Defence to deliver deployable health modules for the Australian Government’s Deployable Health Capability Program, Joint Project 2060. The order value is AUD 337 million for the years 2020-2027, including five years of support.
The Australian Government is investing AUD 500 million through the Deployable Force Infrastructure Project (LAND 8140), with the first AUD 150 million focusing on modernising deployable sanitation, catering, water management and treatment, shelters, and power generation. Partners are being sought within the local defence industry.
Integrated Security Systems
Saab has signed a contract with the Sydney Opera House Trust to deliver a new integrated security system for the iconic building. The upgrade will be built around the Saab OneViewTM Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system, developed in Australia.
Public AIC plans
As a leading defence company in Australia, we remain committed to the capability growth of Australia’s sovereign defence industry. Our AIC strategy outlines our plans and opportunities for Australian industry to become involved in our major defence capability projects and sustainment activities.
Public AIC plans can be viewed here.
The primary objective of the SEA 1408 Phase 2 project is to provide the ANZAC Class with a Torpedo Self Defence sensor suite integrated with the Combat Management System. This capability is to be installed in the ANZAC Class Ships and shore facilities.
This project focuses on the replacement of the ANZAC Class Air Search Radar (ASR) and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems with systems capable of detecting and tracking current and future threats. It also involves installation of the replacement capability into all RAN ANZAC Class Ships and relevant shore facilities.
This project is a four-way alliance between the Commonwealth’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) and leading companies, including Saab Australia, for the provision of total asset management and capability upgrade management for the ANZAC Class.