C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Saab to provide next-generation CMSs for RAN’s major surface ships

13 February 2020

Saab Australia has signed an Enterprise Partnering Agreement (EPA) with the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra to provide its ‘next-generation’ combat management systems (CMSs) across all the major surface ships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said in a 13 February statement that the next-generation CMS would be delivered across the RAN’s Anzac-class frigates, Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), and Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessels.

The company will also leverage its CMS experience in developing the Australian tactical interface to the Aegis Combat System of the RAN’s nine future Hunter-class frigates and the RAN’s three Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers, said the minister.

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