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Saab Global

35 years of proven Combat Management System expertise

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For over 35 years in Australia, Saab has delivered warfighting capability to Australia’s Defence Force, particularly through the delivery, sustainment and enhancement of the Australian Combat Management System (AusCMS). From this proud history, Saab looks to the future.

As the nation’s sovereign combat management system (CMS) provider for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Surface Fleet, we will continue to support RAN’s motto - to fight and win at sea.

Reflecting Saab’s commitment to innovation, AusCMS, based on the 9LV CMS product family, has evolved to match changing customer demands, to a modular and open-architecture solution. This approach enables the adaption of AusCMS across a range of platform types, each with different operational objectives. This approach enables commonality across the fleet, with commensurate cost savings in sustainment.

As a Combat System Integrator, Saab has delivered AusCMS onto the Anzac Class frigates, Canberra Class amphibious and Supply Class replenishment ships, and Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels.  Derived from AusCMS, Saab is also developing and supplying the Australian Interface as part of the combat system for the Hunter and Hobart Class programs, further delivering high-end warfighting capabilities to the Royal Australian Navy.

Saab’s commitment to delivering enduring sovereign capability also plays a pivotal role in creating a local industrial base and increase export opportunities for Australian businesses. An example of this commitment to an enduring local defence industry, is Saab’s state-of-the-art Sovereign Combat System Collaboration Centre, currently being built adjacent to our head office in Adelaide. This will be home to a collaborative CMS ecosystem, which drives innovative technology, manufacturing and commercialisation, and is dedicated to increasing sovereign capability. In our Melbourne location, Saab has also opened a Centre of Excellence for the integration of uncrewed systems into Saab’s AusCMS; offering another example of our investment in Australia to meet customer needs, and deliver industry innovation and future technologies.

So be it through the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance, sustaining the Anzac Class frigates, the Combat System Integration Collaboration Agreement, supporting the Hunter Class and Hobart Class ships, or the Enterprise Partnering Agreement for the rest of the Surface Fleet, Saab is ready to support the Royal Australian Navy with sovereign combat management system capability.

Saab’s 35 year presence in Australia demonstrates our enduring commitment to creating and sustaining sovereign defence capability and supporting the development of an advanced local workforce and industry.