Saab receives Thailand C2 upgrade order
Saab has announced that it has received an order from the Royal Thai Navy for the upgrading of the command and control (C2) system on the aircraft carrier HTMS Chakri Naruebet. According to a 26 April, 2012 statement, the order is worth MSEK 180.
Saab will carry out work to upgrade the aircraft carrier with the latest generation of C2 system, 9LV Mk4. It will also supply data-link equipment to the ship, which will allow communication between the ship and the Royal Thai Air Force’s Gripen fighter aircraft and the airborne radar system Erieye, carried by the Saab 340 AEW.
Saab is now on the Navy's three major vessels and with links to the Royal Thai Air Force's Gripen and Erieye, capabilities and resources can used more efficiently.
Saab is the main contractor to the Royal Thai Navy, and as well as supply of its own systems, its tasks will include procurement of third-party systems and responsibility for integration of all existing and new systems.
The contract mainly concerns the Security and Defence Solutions business area as the supplier of the command and control system. The Electronic Defence Systems business area will supply the Sea Giraffe AMB surveillance radar system as well as data-link equipment for communication with Gripen and the Erieye airborne early warning systems.
The contract will run between 2012 and 2015.
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