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Saab Australia announced as Combat System Integration Partner for Hunter Class Frigate

Saab Australia is pleased to have been selected by BAE Systems to be part of a team, including Lockheed Martin Australia, to deliver the Hunter Class frigate Combat System Integration.

This selection continues a long standing and highly successful partnership on Defence projects in Australia and is an important first step in work that will endure for the life of the Hunter Class Frigate Program. At this stage there is no contract signed or order received by Saab.

“Our selection by BAE Systems Australia confirms Saab’s world-class combat system integration capabilities,” said Andy Keough, Managing Director of Saab Australia.

“The extensive skills and experience that we bring to this project will complement those of BAE Systems. The announcement affirms Saab Australia’s commitment to providing careers, not just jobs.”

Since the Government announcement in October 2017, mandating Saab’s 9LV combat management system across the Royal Australian Navy fleet, Saab Australia has grown its workforce by more than 25% and expanded its graduate employment program. Today’s decision further contributes to the development of an Australian sovereign combat systems capability that will underpin the Commonwealth’s continuous naval shipbuilding strategy.

We are looking forward to partnering with BAE Systems on this vitally important project.


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