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”.