Saab has agreed to a contract with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition in Germany to provide Naval Laser Warning Systems as sensors to Rheinmetall’s MASS Softkill System in a frigate upgrade programme in Asia Pacific.
Saab Grintek Defence has previously joined forces with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition in delivering similar systems to both the German Navy and the UAE Navy. The contract, valued at MSEK 10 (R14 million), represents a cost-effective solution for both the main contractor and end-user, with hardware delivery expected to be completed by end 2017. An additional contract for spare parts and services is expected to follow in 2015.
“This is a significant contract for Saab Grintek Defence. The fact that the end-customer has selected to have the Naval Laser Warning System aboard these vessels emphasises the importance modern navies are placing on laser threats, particularly in terms of littoral operations,” says Gareth Morris, Senior Marketing & Sales Executive, Saab Grintek Defence.
Development and production will take place at Saab Grintek Defence in Cape Town, South Africa.
For further information, please contact:
Saab Subsaharan Africa, Anne Lewis-Olsson, +27 (0)71 6810429