The Australian government announced it has selected Saab to provide a new tactical interface to the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of nine Future Frigates with the Saab 9LV Combat Management System.

At this stage there is no contract signed or ordered received by Saab.

“This is an endorsement of the advanced combat system capabilities we have developed for the RAN and we look forward to working closely with the Australian Defence Force to deliver highly capable systems for the Future Frigates and other platforms,” said Dean Rosenfield, Managing Director of Saab Australia.

This builds on a 30-year relationship between Saab Australian and the Royal Australian Navy, delivering combat management systems for the ANZAC class frigates, Canberra class Landing Helicopter Dock vessels and selected for the new supply ships.

“The government’s decisiveness and support for Australian industry will give Saab certainty to invest in the long term. With a contract in place, this will mean new job opportunities and growth on the Australian market, carrying out development and support across every major ship in the Australian fleet,” said Rosenfield.