Saab to Deliver Integrated Security Solution for Australian Department of Defence
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with Watpac Construction Pty Ltd for the installation and commissioning of electronic security systems for the Australian Department of Defence. The contract amounts to MSEK 470 and deliveries will take place 2013-2014.
Watpac has been contracted as the Head Contractor by the Defence Support and Reform Group for the Base Infrastructure Works Project under the Base Security Improvement Program. This program will improve security at 16 priority defence sites. Saab is responsible to the Head Contractor for the integrated security solution based on own and third party products.
“Saab is a leading provider of security systems and our solutions for managing security in complex locations and situations are well proven. We have already completed security management contracts in prisons and Australian Government facilities,” says Gunilla Fransson, Head of Saab’s business area Security and Defence Solutions.
“We have proven our readiness and reliability to meet the most stringent security requirements and are looking forward to working with Watpac to meet Defence’s base protection needs,” says Dean Rosenfield, Managing Director, Saab Systems in Australia.
This project will be carried out by engineering staff already working at Saab’s systems integration facility at Mawson Lakes in Adelaide, Australia.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.
Press Release, July 4, 2013; Image: Saab