Saab Awarded $536 Million Contract To Upgrade German Navy’s Brandenburg-Class Frigate

Saab has signed a contract with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), and has received an order to deliver and integrate new naval radars and fire control directors for and in the German Navy’s Frigates of the Brandenburg-Class (F123).

Saab said the contract included a new combat management system, while deliveries and other services would be carried out between 2021 and 2030. It added that it would be the prime contractor and would engage German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen.

Swedish defence company Saab has won an order worth around $536.4 million to modernise the German navy’s F123 frigates, it said on Friday.

Saab said the contract included a new combat management system, while deliveries and other services would be carried out between 2021 and 2020.


It added that it would be the prime contractor and would engage German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen for the shipbuilding.

“This contract will further strengthen our relationship with Germany for many years to come,” Saab Chief Executive Micael Johansson said in a statement.

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The contract includes delivery and integration of Saab’s 9LV Combat Management System, Sea Giraffe 4A and Sea Giraffe 1X radars, Ceros 200 fire control director as well as third party systems, including IFF capability. It also includes a comprehensive, performance-based logistics package supporting the frigates’ operational capabilities.


Saab, maker of the Gripen fighter jet, added that it would carry out the work in Germany, Sweden and Australia.

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