SAAB Expands Its Activities in Naval Domain
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Defence and security company Saab is expanding its activities in the naval arena. Saab is therefore recruiting new employees to strengthen and develop its naval capabilities.
Today, Saab is one of the leading companies within the naval arena. It is a provider to the Swedish Navy, the major contractor to the Thai Navy and is responsible for development, integration and support of the Combat Management Systems on Australia’s ANZAC-class frigates. Saab is now preparing to take a full responsibility within the naval domain.
Business area Security and Defence Solutions (SDS) will maintain its overall responsibility while strengthening its organisation with additional skills. SDS is managing an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to study the prerequisites for a consolidated strategy to support the underwater domain.
Saab currently provides the integrated ship control management and monitoring systems forNorway’s Ula-class submarines andAustralia’s Collins-class submarines. Saab is delivering Electronic Warfare Systems for submarines in several countries and recently further contracts were signed to deliver autonomous Anti-Submarine Warfare Targets. Saab is also a world leading provider of autonomous military and civil underwater vehicle systems (AUVs and ROVs).
“Saab is today a leading provider of naval systems, and this initiative will enable Saab to strengthen and develop its naval capabilities,” says Gunilla Fransson, Senior Vice President and Head of Security and Defence Solutions.
“Saab is looking for employees, who want to continue to develop naval products for Sweden and the global market. Saab offers its employees great opportunities to practice their knowledge, to develop it further and contribute to strong and competitive products for future customers, “says Gunilla Fransson.
Press Release, March 13, 2014, 2014; Image: SAAB