Monday, June 28, 2010
Saab Designs Combat Management System for Next-Generation Submarines
28 June 2010 -- Defence and security company Saab has received an order from Kockums AB for overall design of the combat management system as well as solutions for integrating the system aboard next-generation submarines. The order is worth approximately MSEK 100.
The order follows the contract recently signed between Kockums and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the overall design of Sweden's next-generation submarines. Saab’s contract includes a combat management system as well as solutions for integrating the system and subsystems on board.
"Saab has world leading expertise within the area of naval command and control systems and our strategic cooperation with Kockums is very important for us. We look forward to being part of the development of Sweden's next generation of submarines," says Gunilla Fransson, Head of business area Security and Defence Solutions within Saab.
The next generation of submarines represents several steps forward in technical development within the underwater field, while the submarines are adapted to current and future threats as well as to the international efforts relevant to the Swedish Armed Forces today. Among other things, the role of the submarine for intelligence gathering is to be enhanced, and stealth technology shall be further improved.
Over the years, Saab has delivered more than 200 naval command and control systems to, for example, the Swedish Sjöormen, Näcken, Västergötland, Södermanland and Gotland class submarines, as well as to surface vessels such as the Australian Anzac frigates, the Swedish Visby corvettes, Canadian Halifax frigates, HMS Flyvefisken in Denmark, the Hamina in Finland, the RNO Al Bushra in Oman and the Ban Yas Class in the United Arab Emirates.