Saab Australia, the ISCMMS project manager, developer and provider, selected Thomas Global to design and manufacture hardware for the updated distributed control modules and fixed conning consoles as form-fit-function replacements for the current units.
CEO of Thomas Global Systems, Angus Hutchinson, said, "We are pleased to have delivered Stage 2 of the project on time and within budget in support one of Australia’s most important defence assets."
In January 2018, Saab was awarded the Stage 2 project for the upgrade of HMA Ships Dechaineux, Rankin, Sheean and Farncomb, following the earlier upgrade of HMA Ships Collins and Waller. Saab Australia is undertaking the ISCMMS upgrade project in collaboration with ASC, the prime contractor for the upkeep, update and upgrade of the Collins Class submarine fleet.
"Thomas Global is honoured to continue our long-term support for the Collins Class program in increasing the fleet’s availability for the Royal Australian Navy," Hutchinson said.
Thomas Global maritime defence systems are a crucial part of mission-critical military surface ship and submarine platforms around the world. Drawing on decades of experience in complex defence systems design and integration, Thomas Global’s command and control, human-machine interface, and combat sub-systems reinforce mission assurance and performance on the seas.
The company's record includes participation in major naval programs such as Collins Class submarine and Anzac frigate. Thomas Global's turnkey solutions encompass concept through design, qualification, military approval, deployment and sustainment.
The six submarine class of HMAS Collins, HMAS Farncomb, HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux, HMAS Sheean and HMAS Rankin achieves an optimum match between innovation and technical superiority. The names of the Collins Class submarines commemorate the memory of six members of the RAN who served their country with distinction.