Saab is a key partner in EU unmanned maritime situational awareness project

Defence and security company Saab will take part in an EU funded preparatory action project called OCEAN2020. The project will demonstrate technologies for enhanced situational awareness in a naval environment using unmanned systems. OCEAN2020 came out as the winning proposal under the EU Preparatory Action on Defence Research programme. The competitive selection was conducted by the European Defence Agency and will be contracted in the coming weeks. The project consists of a consortium representing 15 EU Member States, lead by Leonardo. During 2018-2020 two live demonstrations will be arranged. The…

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U.S. Navy to Evaluate Anti-Submarine Warfare Training System

Defence and security company Saab will demonstrate its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system, the AUV62-AT, for the U.S. Navy (USN). The AUV62-AT is an artificial acoustic system that mimics a submarine. The USN will evaluate Saab’s AUV62-AT against USN systems through the Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program. The demonstration is planned for summer 2018, with an option to continue testing into 2019. The USN is investigating a replacement to its current ASW training system for its Undersea Warfare Training Range. “With submarine usage on the rise, anti-submarine warfare training is…

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Saab Selected as Major Supplier for Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade Program

Defence and security company Saab has been contracted by Patria as one of the major suppliers across the Finnish Navy Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade programme. Patria has the prime role for the total programme, which includes refurbishment and upgrade of four Hamina-class fast attack crafts. Saab’s order value amounts to approximately SEK 960 million with deliveries starting from 2018. Saab will supply the 9LV Combat Management System (CMS), the 9LV Fire Control System (FCS) including the Ceros 200 fire control director and the Trackfire Remote Weapon Station (RWS). Patria has…

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Saab Signs Contract for Deliveries of New Lightweight Torpedo to the Finnish Navy

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract for production and deliveries of Saab´s New Lightweight Torpedo to the Finnish Navy. The contract signed is part of the Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade Programme (SQ2000 MLU) of the Finnish Navy´s four Hamina fast attack crafts (FAC) as described in separate Saab press release. Saab has been selected as a major supplier for the Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade programme. The Squadron 2000 upgrade will ensure and develop the mission capability of the Finnish Navy. Included in the contract are…

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Saab Offers Fixed Face Configuration of Sea Giraffe 4A

Defence and security company Saab has introduced the Sea Giraffe 4A Fixed Face (FF), a fixed-panel configuration of Saab’s existing and delivered active electrically scanned array, AESA, radar family. The radar is a derivative of Saab’s well-proven family of rotating, full AESA S-band radar systems. In addition to radar performance, the sensor’s low top-weight adds flexibility which means the radar can be installed on many new naval platforms. “Many naval customers require surveillance radars in a fixed faced configuration, primarily for their principal surface combatants. With the new Sea Giraffe…

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Saab Acquires Dockstavarvet Shipyard

Defence and security company Saab acquires the Swedish combat boat producer N. Sundin Dockstavarvet AB and the repair shipyard Muskövarvet AB, in order to strengthen Saab’s product offering in the naval domain. The acquisition of the companies will become effective at 29 December 2017. Dockstavarvet, based outside Örnsköldsvik in northern Sweden, is a leading producer of aluminum boats. The company was founded in 1905 and has during the three last decades been engaged in the development and production of advanced, high-speed combat and patrol boats for both military and civil…

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Saab Receives Follow-on Order for Sea Giraffe AMB in Support of the U.S. Navy’s LCS Program

Defense and security company Saab has received an additional order from General Dynamics for delivery of its Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar for the United States (U.S.) Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships LCS 28 and LCS 30. This order highlights Saab’s continued growth in the U.S. market. Sea Giraffe AMB’s U.S. military designation is AN/SPS-77. The work will take place at Saab in Syracuse, NY, U.S. and Gothenburg, Sweden. “The Sea Giraffe AMB is currently being delivered to five classes of U.S. Navy surface ships as a part of three separate…

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Saab at Seoul ADEX 2017

Defense and security company Saab will exhibit at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhbition (Seoul ADEX 2017), in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 17 to 22 October. Please visit us in Hall B, Stand 33 (B33). Seoul ADEX is a major forum for the aerospace and defense sectors in the Republic of Korea and the wider Asia Pacific region. Saab has a significant presence in South Korea, and at ADEX 2017 we will highlight further opportunities to work together for the defense and security of Korea’s people. This year…

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Saab Sign Contract to Protect Great Barrier Reef and Queensland’s Ports

Defence and security company Saab has been selected by Australian Maritime Systems Group (AMSG) to provide the Government of Queensland in Australia with a Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS). This system will serve the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland´s ports in Australia. The system will improve maritime safety and navigation efficiency, safety of life at sea, and protect the marine environment. “Queensland’s existing Vessel Traffic Service operations would undergo a major systems upgrade to help meet the modern demands of international shipping and environmental safeguards. Operators will be able…

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Government decision to create 150 new jobs in South Australia

SAAB Australia has today revealed that this week’s decision to award it with the contract to build the tactical interface for the new future frigates and the combat management system for future non-combat vessels will create approximately 150 new jobs. On Tuesday the Prime Minister announced The Government had chosen to mandate that SAAB Australia to provide the Combat Management System – the brains of the ship – for all ships in the Navy, except the Future Frigates and Air Warfare Destroyers, which will have an Aegis combat system with…

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Saab Combat Management System Announced as Choice for Royal Australian Navy

Defence and security company Saab has been identified by the Australian government to provide the tactical interface to the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) fleet of nine Future Frigates. The Saab 9LV Combat Management System would form an integral part of the Future Frigate and upgraded Air Warfare Destroyer combat capability as well as being selected for the Offshore Patrol Vessels. Over the last 30 years in Australia Saab has established a strong relationship with the Royal Australian Navy, delivering the combat management systems for the ANZAC class frigates, Canberra class…

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Saab to Provide Multi-Mode Radar for US Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter

Defense and security company Saab has received an order from the U.S. Navy to provide the Sea Giraffe Agile Multi Beam (AMB), Multi-Mode Radar (MMR). The order value amounts to $16.8M USD (140 MSEK). Saab’s Sea Giraffe MMR – a 3D, electronically scanned phased array radar – will be deployed on the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) newest class of ship, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). The MMR provides high radiated power, selectable waveforms, and modern signal processing to consistently achieve high performance across various marine environments. The initial order covers…

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New Zealand Navy Chooses Saab TactiCall for Future Communications Solution

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract to provide a complete communications system on board the Royal New Zealand Navy’s future fleet replenishment vessel, HMNZS Aotearoa. The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) has selected Saab to equip its new Maritime Sustainment Capability vessel, HMNZS Aotearoa. Saab will provide the TactiCall integrated communications system, which interconnects communication technologies regardless of radio band, frequency or hardware. Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) will provide in-service support as Saab’s partner in New Zealand. This is their first sale in the region for a…

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Saab at Pacific 2017

Defence and security company Saab will display its latest technologically advanced and innovative solutions in naval systems at the Pacific 2017 exhibition in Australia 3-5 October 2017. Saab’s naval showcase will feature at stand 1H10 in Hall 1 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. Saab welcomes visitors to its stand to see how ground breaking ideas for existing technology and pioneering innovations are developed for the naval market. On display, visitors will find a range of products and solutions from Australia and the company’s operations across the globe. “Asia Pacific…

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Saab receives an order from FMV for Trackfire Remote Weapon Stations

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and will deliver Trackfire Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) to the Swedish Navy. Trackfire RWS will equip the Swedish Navy’s new Combat Boat 90 (CB90 HSM) for the Amphibious Forces. Trackfire RWS is part of Saab’s family of Fire Control products. Saab has more than 40 years’ experience of developing stabilized sensor- and weapon solutions, both for naval and land applications. The contract includes batch deliveries of RWS, with options on further systems, including integration and in service support….

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