Saab has received an order from the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group (CASG), on behalf of the Australian Army, to update the Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES) Equipment for the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) System.
WAVES Equipment provides land forces with early warning audible and visual alerts when C-RAM sensors detect and identify an incoming threat.
“This contract ensures that the Australian Army can continue to deploy world-leading technology to help protect Australian bases and personnel,” said Andy Keough, managing director of Saab Australia.
“The contract also demonstrates Saab’s strong commitment to build and maintain in-country support capabilities.”
C-RAM is an “essential capability” in protecting forces from hostile fire by detecting and warning against small, mobile and hard-to-detect threats such as rockets, artillery and mortar fire.
The Commonwealth’s C-RAM solution is built around the Saab Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam (AMB) radar, which is part of Saab’s “family of ground-based radars”.
“This is further proof of Saab’s strong position as a C-RAM worldwide supplier with the Giraffe AMB as the surface radar system of choice for a number of customers worldwide, including Australia, United Kingdom, Sweden and France,” says Anders Carp, head of Saab AB’s business area surveillance.
The C-RAM system was initially purchased in 2010 for ADF force protecting in Afghanistan.
Saab Australia, headquartered in Adelaide, employs over 500 staff across Australia and New Zealand and has a strong reputation for “achieving complex systems integration projects on time”.