Saab Defence to update ISCMMS of Collins Class Submarines

Australian submarine HMAS Rankin (Hull 6) and U.S. Navy attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) prepare to join a multinational formation with other ships July 25, 2006, to commemorate the last day of exercise Rim of the Pacific 2006. Conducted in the waters off Hawaii, RIMPAC brings together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman James R. Evans) (Released)

Saab Defence has been awarded a contract with Australian Submarine Corporation for supply of an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) for four Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines. The contract value is AUD 24.2 million.

Collins Class
Collins Class Submarine (Source ASC)

ASC will integrate the new system into the remaining submarines commencing in 2019, as they complete their maintenance cycles. Saab Australia is Australia’s leading capability integrator and has been providing operational systems and support to the Royal Australian Navy for over 30 years.

Saab’s ISCMMS enables the Collins class submarines to manoeuvre; and fully integrates the management of propulsion, trim, power generation and ship services. “Technological developments keep Australia at the forefront of Defence capability, help keep our personnel safe and ensure they have the right equipment to carry out their duties in the defence of the nation,” Minster Christopher Pyne said.

The Collins class of six Australian-built diesel-electric submarines is operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The submarines, enlarged versions of Swedish shipbuilder Kockums’ Västergötland class and originally referred to as the Type 471, were constructed between 1990 and 2003 in South Australia by the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC).

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