HMAS Anzac Mast Installed

September 9, 2019 – HMAS Anzac’s new mast has been installed in the next major milestone as part of the ship’s Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) being undertaken at BAE Systems Australia’s Henderson facility. The new mast is the second to be manufactured by BAE Systems as part of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) between BAE Systems, SAAB Australia, Naval Ship Management (NSM) and the Commonwealth of Australia. The achievement follows the successful installation of the first mast onto the HMAS Arunta late last year. Around 650 people…

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Qintetiq to Provide Royal Navy With SAAB ASW Trainer

June 5, 2019 – QinetiQ has confirmed it has secured a new contract to provide the Royal Navy with advanced anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training services using the latest target simulation technology from Saab. The new contract will extend QinetiQ’s long-term partnership role at the MOD’s British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC) at the Kyle of Lochalsh into the training environment. Significantly, the new training service supports the Royal Navy’s forthcoming introduction of Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and will increase ASW training opportunities while also maximizing operational deployment of…

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Saab Completes Modernization of Submarine Uppland

June 19, 2019 – The relaunch of H(SW)MS Uppland took place today. Two of the Gotland-class submarines have now concluded comprehensive mid-life upgrades (MLU) and are equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow. The relaunch of a second Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) submarine within 12 months illustrate the skills and capacity of a world-class shipyard. Saab is one of few companies in the world capable of running mid-life upgrades while in parallel developing the next generation of AIP submarines. Saab’s modular philosophy provides the customer with a fleet of submarines…

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Saab Receives Order from the U.S. for Sea Giraffe MMR

June 11, 2019 – Saab has received an additional order from the U.S. Navy for the Sea Giraffe Multi Mode Radar (MMR) for the Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter. This additional order exercises an option on an existing contract which was initially awarded in 2017 and includes multiple line item options for additional Sea Giraffe MMR systems. The initial contract covers manufacturing, inspection, testing and delivery of the radars, which will be deployed on the Coast Guard’s Heritage class offshore patrol cutter. Deliveries will take place between 2020 and 2021.…

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Royal Navy Acquires Saab’s ASW Training Systema

May 14, 2019 – Saab has received an order to provide the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy with the AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system. Delivery is expected to take place in 2019. Saab has received this order in collaboration with the UK-based company QinetiQ. The order comprises of Saab’s AUV62-AT autonomous underwater vehicle system. This system is a cost-efficient training solution allowing ASW units to train in a wide range of scenarios. This procurement follows a period of testing and evaluation together with QinetiQ and the Royal Navy. “We welcome…

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Saab Presents Updated Sirius Passive Sensor Offer

May 14, 2019 – Saab presents an updated offer based on its Sirius suite of passive sensor systems for the air, land and sea domains. Sirius represents a full range of capabilities based on a common architecture and with a domain-specific edge- for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, beyond the scope of individual sensors. The updated offer starts with an introduction of Sirius land based applications for air and sea surveillance, signals intelligence and Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD), designed with the end-user perspective in mind. “Our innovative Sirius suite…

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Saab announces new U.S. site for advanced manufacturing and production

May 8, 2019 – Saab announces a new site for advanced manufacturing and production in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America. The site will be located at the Purdue University-affiliated Discovery Park District. Saab intends to invest US$ 37 million over the coming years from 2020. The initial focus for the site will be aeronautical engineering; producing major structural sections and final assembly of the Saab parts of the T-X advanced jet trainer, developed by Boeing and Saab for the United States Air Force. Saab has entered into a…

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Saab at IMDEX Asia 2019

Saab will be present at the IMDEX Asia 2019 international martime defence exhibition and conference, Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore, from 14 to 16 May. Please visit us at Stand K15 in the main exhibition hall. IMDEX Asia is a key event for the expanding Asia Pacific naval market. Saab has a strong presence at IMDEX to underline our long-standing commitment to the Republic of Singapore and to support our growing business across the entire region. “Saab is utterly unique in the naval domain,” says Dean Rosenfield, Head of Saab Asia…

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Saab at LAAD 2019

March 29, 2019 – Saab will present its broad portfolio of solutions for land, air and sea at LAAD International Defense and Security 2019 April 2-5 at the Riocentro exhibition center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition to the Gripen fighter full-size replica and simulator, visitors will be able to get acquainted with naval solutions such as the Mine Countermeasure Vessel (MCMV) and the 9LV combat management system.  Saab will also exhibit land solutions such as the RBS 70 NG man-portable air defence system, and the Training and Simulation portfolio…

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Saab Receives Order for 9LV Fire Control System from Norway

February 18, 2019 – Saab has received an order from Vard Group A/S for delivery of the 9LV Fire Control System (FCS) including the Fire Control Director Ceros 200 to the Norwegian Coast Guard’s new Jan Mayen class vessels. The 9LV FCS is used to detect, monitor and combat threats with unpreceded accuracy. “We are proud to continue supporting the Norwegian Coast Guard’s fire control capabilities with 9LV FCS, which meets Norway’s requirements for high precision, availability and quality”, says Anders Carp, head of Saab’s business area Surveillance. Vard Group…

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New Swedish Submarines Named

January 15, 2019 – It will be Skåne and Blekinge who will name the two new submarines that FMV will deliver to the Swedish Navy 2024 and 2025. Providing submarines names by coastal landscape is a tradition where the names are proposed by the Navy and approved by the king, in the form of a so-called appreciation. The final decision is made by the naval manager. The production of the new submarines is in full swing at the supplier Saab’s shipyard in Karlskrona. The design for A26 is based on…

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Saab to Deliver Communication System to Norwegian Coast Guard Vessels

January 15, 2019 – Saab has signed a contract with Vard Group AS to take on the communication integrator role for the Norwegian Coast Guard project P6615. Saab will provide the Norwegian Coast Guard’s three newly ordered vessels with Saab’s complete Integrated Communication System, TactiCall, consisting of both internal and external communication. “The third generation of TactiCall is able to meet the customer’s tough requirements. It combines and matches both human and tactical conditions and is easy to operate,” says Ellen Molin, Senior Vice President and head of Saab’s business…

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Saab Launches Laser Warning System for Land and Naval Applications in U.S. Market

January 15, 2019 – Saab is pleased to announce the launch of its laser warning system portfolio in the U.S., which includes mature technologies for both land and naval domains, and is ready to meet the specific needs and requirements of the U.S. Armed Forces. Multiple technology demonstrations are planned in 2019. Saab’s Laser Warning System aids in crew situational awareness of danger to equipment and personnel and it adds valuable seconds to the decision making loop in combat. The laser warning system consists of sensors and a laser warning…

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Saab Launches New Laser Rangefinder Vidar

December 14, 2018 – Saab launches a new laser rangefinder named Vidar, which combines compact size with powerful performance. Vidar is currently in production for the Situational Awareness System that Saab will deliver for Australia’s new Arafura class Offshore Patrol Vessels. Lurssen Australia awarded Saab the contract for the Situational Awareness System in April 2018, as Saab previously announced. Rangefinders use a laser beam to measure the distance to the target, and Vidar can be used as an integral part of a surveillance or weapon system, for example in anti-aircraft…

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Saab Sharpens Radar Offer with New Business Unit

December 5, 2018 – Saab sharpens its radar offer with the new business unit Radar Solutions, which consolidates airborne and surface based radars into one single unit, headed by Lars Tossman. The current business units Airborne Surveillance Systems and Surface Radar Solutions, both within Saab’s business area Surveillance, will merge to become a single unit 2019. By merging the businesses, Saab aims to target market needs even further and maximize synergies within the operations. The new business unit will combine all activities for airborne, ground-based, naval and fighter radars, aligning…

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