Saab wins Thailand orders
Saab has received an order from Thailand regarding upgrading of combat management and fire control systems.
The defence and security company Saab has received two orders from the Royal Thai Navy for the upgrading of combat management and fire control systems on two frigates of the Naresuan class. The total contract amount is MSEK 454.
The contracts involve upgrading the frigates with the latest generation of combat management and fire control systems, 9LV Mk4 and CEROS 200. Saab will also supply data-link equipment to the ships, which will allow communication between the frigates and Thailand's existing Gripen aircraft and Saab 340s, the latter fitted with the ERIEYE airborne radar system.
"Saab will supply an advanced combat management and fire control system which allows interoperability between naval and airborne units, providing more effective use of resources and capabilities," says Gunilla Fransson, Head of Saab's Business Area Security and Defence Solutions.
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.
"This is Saab's first major agreement with the Royal Thai Navy and the business strengthens our position in Thailand, which is an important market for Saab," says Gunilla Fransson.
The contracts mainly concern the Security and Defence Solutions business area as the supplier of the combat management and fire control systems and the Tacticall communication systems. 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 2011 and 2014.
More from Land Warfare
GM Defense, Black Sage partner up to add drone defences to military vehicles
GM Defense has partnered with Black Sage Technologies to develop an integrated counter-uncrewed aerial systems (C-UAS) capability for tactical military vehicles.
KMW rolls out new 120mm mortar and drone recon modules for Boxer armoured vehicle
KMW has displayed two new mission modules for the 8x8 Boxer armoured vehicle, one housing a Patria NEMO 120mm mortar turret, and the other equipped for launch and recovery of multiple UAVs for short- and long-range reconnaissance.
Secret customer orders Pearson’s Slice interface for tanks and engineering vehicles
An undisclosed customer has contracted Pearson Engineering to provide a suite of front-end equipment - including the Slice interface – for its tank and combat engineering vehicle programmes.
Bundeswehr orders 57 Rheinmetall heavy trucks
The German Bundeswehr has ordered 57 HX81 trucks worth over €50 million from Rheinmetall.
Poland forges ahead with air defence integration
Poland is exploring integrating Northrop Grumman's IBCS command and control system with the short-range elements of its multi-layer air defence network as it seeks to accelerate delivery of the capability.