Saab has partnered up with Global Defence Solutions for the delivery of its Mobile Camouflage Systems.
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Saab announced that is has entered into a partnership with Global Defence Solutions (GDS) of NSW for the development and delivery of Mobile Camouflage Systems (MCS) and multispectral camouflage screens.
The MCS has been in use for over a quarter of a century, and has undergone operational use in Mali and Afghanistan having been being employed to reduce the electro-magnetic signature of vehicles.
Managing director of Saab Australia, Andy Keough welcomed the agreement.
“Saab’s partnership with GDS will bring world-class capability into Australian industry with the transfer of our global camouflage technical knowledge and expertise,” he said.
“Australian industrial involvement is critical to the success of our sovereign defence industry and together with GDS, our partnership is another example of creating local capability and new opportunities for Australian industry.”
Saab initially partnered with GDS in 2020 for the JP2060 package.
Laurie Koster, managing director of GDS, commented that the agreement will strengthen Australia’s sovereign defence industry: “We are delighted that Saab has chosen GDS to produce its signature management solutions for Australia. The opportunity to work with a proven and globally recognised signature management product is an exciting step forward for our regionally based New South Wales company.
“Our partnership will provide Australia with a true sovereign capability, to produce, integrate and install signature reduction systems onto combat vehicles.”
[Related: Defence expands Saab’s CMS contract]