Saab inks contract for German Navy’s F123 frigates

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

The contract includes a new combat management system in order to completely overhaul the one currently in use on the F123, allowing a low-risk integration of the new naval radars and fire control capabilities.

Saab will deliver its 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. The scope also includes a comprehensive, performance-based logistics package supporting the frigates’ operational capabilities.

The company will be the prime contractor and will contract German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen for the shipbuilding work, while ESG will carry out logistical support.

The order value is said to be approximately SEK 4,6 billion.

Saab will carry out the work in Germany, Sweden and Australia. Deliveries and other services will take place between 2021 and 2030.

“We are proud that Germany has selected Saab as the combat system provider and integrator for the frigates to be overhauled,” said Micael Johansson, Saab’s President and CEO.

“We look forward to contributing to strengthening Germany’s domestic combat systems integration capability, creating a high proportion of value and service provision in Germany. This contract will further strengthen our relationship with Germany for many years to come.”

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