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Saab Australia Supplier Portal

Saab is a technological leader carrying out product development in close cooperation with suppliers and customers all over the world. We value close, efficient and long-term relationships with our suppliers and customers and are proud of what we have achieved together in Australia over the past thirty years.

As an Australian company, Saab Australia has a commitment to developing Australian industry. We have a clear policy to use local suppliers and subcontractors wherever possible to deliver products and services to our customers and to further develop Australian Industry Capability.

We believe in sharing our technology, our ideas and our thinking with our suppliers and partners for mutual benefit and better outcomes.

Our suppliers


As a supplier to Saab you will contribute to our success when you are innovative, agile, skillful and efficiently managed. Saab’s customers are spread globally and so are you as a supplier.

Saab is seeking Australian companies with products and capabilities to support our major programs and bids in the defence and security domains. Our Australian Industry Content strategy is to enhance the skills and knowledge resident within all our teams with experience and capability developed globally to grow Australian sovereign capability.

We believe Australian Industry Capability is not just about awarding contracts to Australian companies but the development of an enduring Australian sovereign industrial base. Australian companies require growth and development as well as funded contracts to remain competitive and to develop their skillsets.

The 10 benefits of being a Saab technology partner or approved supplier

1. Dedicated Saab Account Manager
2. Saab site visit & company brief
3. CEO round-table
4. Training – introduction to defence; ASDEFCON; dealing with a Prime
5. Access to other key partners
6. Quarterly newsletter – contracts, RFQs, news etc.
7. Pre-approved Ts&Cs
8. Pre-approved labour rates
9. Access to Trade Delegations to Asia and Europe
10. Access to opportunities worldwide via the Saab Global Supply Chain


Snapshot of Australia

Australian employees
Australian offlice locations
Approved subcontractors

Working with us


To become a Saab Technology Partner our Head of Industry Engagement and Procurement and Inventory Manager will work with you to assess your suitability for our specific programs

Please forward your quad chart or company information which we’ll assess, then notify you of your acceptance to our register. Once assessed and approved, your company may qualify for one of two tiers in the Saab Australia industry portal.

Saab Technology Partners may be another defence prime, larger company or SME with existing defence experience and capability.

Saab Approved Suppliers may be supplying goods and services on a more commoditised basis, or may have limited experience in the defence industry and will benefit from the Saab corporate mentoring program.

Please read our privacy policy to understand how we manage the information you provide.

Please submit your quad chart and company information

David Ledger

Head of Industry Engagement and Strategic Events

A responsible company

Saab is committed to high standards of business ethics and sustainability. Saab’s Supplier Code of Conduct is based on the UN Global Compact’s ten principles and expresses the expectations that we hold for our suppliers.

We encourage our suppliers to establish their own codes of conduct based on similar standards and to flow down these standards to all persons and entities supplying goods or services to Saab.

We also expect that our suppliers will, upon receiving reasonable notice, give Saab access to relevant premises and documentation to verify compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct.

If a supplier fails to meet our expectations as set out in the Supplier Code of Conduct, Saab’s general approach is to encourage improvement. Critical deviations or repeated unwillingness to make improvement, however, may jeopardize the supplier’s relationship with Saab.

Saab suppliers code of conduct

Useful links:

Australian Industry Capability

Australian Industry & Defence Network


Centre for Defence Industry Capability

Defence Teaming Centre

Defence Export Controls