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.
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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