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Australian Army awards GBAD/C-RAM support work to Saab

23rd August 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab has received an order from the Australian Army to extend the support of its ground-based air defence (GBAD) and counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) systems until 2022. 

This SEK184 million ($19 million) contract will ensure availability and effectiveness of the capabilities, which are fielded by the 16th Regt of the Royal Australian Artillery.

Under the terms of the contract, Saab will provide support for the range of elements that comprise the GBAD and CRAM systems, including the Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam (AMB) radars and RBS-70 very short-range air defence weapon system. 

‘Long-term, top-class support is key to our offer and we look forward to continuing to help strengthen Australia’s GBAD and C-RAM capability with our expertise in complex integrated systems,’ Anders Carp, head of Saab’s surveillance business area, said.

The support programme will include the Mode 5 identification friend or foe capability that was recently integrated by Saab Australia into the RBS 70 air defence system, including the RBS-70 missile firing posts, TaCCS and Giraffe AMB radar. 

This will ensure that the Australian Army’s air defence system is able to deploy into a coalition environment and reduces the risk of misidentification of aircraft.

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