Saab Systems has signed a contract worth $87 M with Tenix Marine to design and develop the Combat Management System (CMS) for Australia’s new Landing Helicopter Dock amphibious class of ships. The contract will see the company take responsibility for the design, development and integration of the new ships' CMS.
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-defense against military and asymmetric threats.
Merv Davis, managing director of Saab Systems Pty Ldt, stated, "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."