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Saab Australia advancing Collins class submarines



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THE HON CHRISTOPHER PYNE MP Minister for Defence Industry Leader of the House Federal Member for Sturt

MEDIA RELEASE

6 March 2018

SAAB AUSTRALIA ADVANCING COLLINS CLASS SUBMARINES

The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has congratulated Saab on their recent contract with ASC to supply an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) for four Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines.

“I congratulate Saab on their technological advancement and also thank ASC for their work integrating this upgrade into HMAS Collins,” Minister Pyne said.

“This $24.2 million project will support 50 jobs, the majority of which are in Adelaide.

“Technological developments keep Australia at the forefront of Defence capability, help keep our personnel safe and ensure they have the right equipment to carry out their duties in the defence of the nation,” Minster Pyne said.

Saab’s ISCMMS enables the Collins class submarines to manoeuvre; and fully integrates the management of propulsion, trim, power generation and ship services.

HMAS Waller will be upgraded in 2018, and the system will be integrated into the remaining submarines in 2019 as they undergo their routine maintenance cycles.

Based in Adelaide, Saab Australia employs almost 400 Australians, and is one of the Australia’s most respected defence and security system integrators.

Saab Australia has developed and integrated technology to protect and empower Australia’s Navy, Army and Air Force for over thirty years.

Media contacts Scott Bolitho: 02 6277 7840 pynemedia@defence.gov.au Eleisa Hancock: 02 6277 7840, pynemedia@defence.gov.au Defence Media (02) 6127 1999, media@defence.gov.au