Naval Warfare

Safran sub-systems for RAN future sub

9th October 2019 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia has been selected by he Australian Department of Defence to design three major combat system components for the Royal Australian Navy's Attack class Future Submarine programme. 

The $36.77 million contract, which will run until May 2023, will see Safran deliver the preliminary and detailed designs for the combat system's optronics search and attack mast, navigation radar and navigation data distribution components. 

The contract scope will also include delivery of prototypes and interface simulators to enable combat system integrator, Lockheed Martin Australia, to conduct further test activities and validate the integrated performance of the system.

The contract will also see Safran establish sovereign capabilities at its new facility in Botany, NSW, for the build, integration and ongoing sustainment of these components.

Two Australian companies, Acacia Systems and Thomas Global Systems, are set to be contracted for the design and development of software and hardware, respectively.

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