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Aussie replenishment ships get Saab ICS

31st October 2016 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab has been awarded a contract worth around $25.18 million with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia to deliver an integrated combat system for two new replenishment ships being built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), it announced on 28 October.

The contract will cover the procurement of integrated combat system equipment, including the decoy system and helicopter control radar. Saab will provide combat system engineering services, which will include system design and integration as well as integrated logistics support.

Thomas Kloos, head of business unit combat systems and C4I solutions, Saab Surveillance, said: 'Saab will deliver an integrated combat system based on the latest Saab 9LV Combat Management System. Thanks to system integration, Saab’s products can communicate seamlessly over different platforms, which means that resources can be utilised more efficiently.'

Most of the engineering work for the combat system will take place in Adelaide, and installation and acceptance testing will be carried out in Spain.

The RAN's Anzac class frigates and Canberra class landing helicopter dock (LHD) ships already use the Saab 9LV system.

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