23 November 2007, in
Saab Systems signed a contract worth 105 million AUD (87 million USD) with Tenix Marine to design and develop the Combat Management System for Australia’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious class of ships.
Saab and Tenix have agreed on a contract that will see Saab responsible for design, development and integration of the new ships’ Combat Management System.
Saab will supply the next generation 9LV Combat Management System based upon open
architecture and the naval surveillance radar Sea Giraffe AMB. Special features of the
system will include helicopter control, watercraft control and close in self defence against
military and asymmetric threats.
“We are highly committed to the Australian Defence Force and pleased to be a part of this project to boost Australia’s amphibious capabilities. Saab is ideally placed to provide the LHD combat system because it has existing skills, experience and infrastructure built up over its 17 years of supporting naval combat systems in Australia”, says Merv Davis, Managing Director of Saab Systems Pty Ldt.
“The selection of our system once again confirms Saab’s leadership in naval combat systems in Australia”, says Peter Wimmerström, President Saab Systems.