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Saab Australia turns 35

Saab Australia has celebrated 35 years of operation with employee events across the nation. 

Established in 1988 to support the development of the Collins Class Submarines, Saab Australia has grown to be one of Australia’s leading defence and security businesses.

While Saab still delivers critical work to support the upgrade and sustainment of the Collins Class, the company now employs more than 800 people delivering complex systems integration projects for major
defence, government and commercial customers.

Saab’s systems integration expertise, developed through decades of experience delivering combat systems integration for the Royal Australian Navy, has led to the development of advanced capabilities across autonomous systems, land warfare and deployable health solutions.

It’s also led to the development of OneView, Saab’s Australian designed and maintained Physical Security Information Management system. OneView is utilised to protect people and infrastructure across Australia at sites including hospitals, financial institutions, prisons and the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Saab Australia Managing Director Andy Keough CSC thanked Saab’s employees, partners and suppliers:

“It’s amazing to look back at the leading capabilities we have delivered over the past 35 years. From design and integration on the Collins and Anzac Classes, to the work we’re now doing in underwater robotic and autonomous systems, Saab has proudly delivered leading capabilities for the Australian Defence Force.We’ve also created export opportunities in major international markets including Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Thailand. Saab has achieved this by working collaboratively and innovatively with our customers.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the Saab Australia journey so far, and I look forward to the organisation continuing to grow and employ more people as we continue our mission to keep people and society safe,” said Mr Keough.