RAN to equip naval fleets with Saab 9LV combat management system

Saab 9LV Combat Management System (CMS)

The Royal Australian Navy is set to equip its fleet with Saab’s ‘Next Generation’ Combat Management System.

Saab’s 9LV naval combat system solutions offer complete C4I for every type of naval platform, ranging from combat boats and patrol boats, to frigates and aircraft carriers, as well as submarines and vessels for anti-piracy, security and surveillance. Our 9LV solutions provide naval forces with outstanding operational capabilities, supporting all mission types, from littorals to the open ocean. Command and Control at its best.

The 9LV CMS is the command and control centre of many advanced surface vessels and submarines. A full 9LV CMS configuration includes the Fire Control System (FCS).

Saab Australia has signed an enterprise partnering agreement with the Australian Ministry for Defence to deliver the system.

The move was part of the government’s plan to strengthen the Royal Australian Navy and boost its capabilities to win battles.

Australian Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said: “Our government is committed to ensuring our navy is fully equipped to protect Australia from future threats.

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“This commitment will enhance surface fleet interoperability and lethality, and support the ability to operate as a joint force with our coalition partners and allies.”

The Saab ‘Next Generation’ Combat Management System is designed to enhance the mission capabilities of the naval platforms. The system will also be delivered to the Anzac-class frigates, new Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels, and Supply-class replenishment ships.

Saab Australia plans to utilise this experience to develop the Australian interface to the Aegis system. Australia’s Hunter-class frigates and the Hobart-class destroyers will be equipped with this weapons system.

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