Defence and Security company Saab Australia is pleased to announce the creation of the Advanced Maritime Systems Centre, located in Technology Park, Adelaide.
The purpose-built facility will bring together all of the resources, skills and expertise which has made Saab Australia a world leader in naval combat systems. It will also ensure the continued growth of local skills and expertise for the Royal Australian Navyâ€™s combat systems.
â€œThe development of the Advanced Maritime Systems Centre will ensure that Saab Australia continues to be at the cutting edge of future naval combat systems. Through the Advanced Maritime Systems Centre Saab will be able to continue to develop and support naval combat systems of the highest quality for the Australian Defence Force,â€ said Mr Dean Rosenfield, Managing Director Saab Australia.â€
The Advanced Maritime Systems Centre will employ over 100 local combat systems engineers, project managers, and software engineers. This is planned to expand to over 200 employees by 2020.
â€œSaab Australia has a long history of developing world-beating naval systems,â€ Mr Rosenfield said. â€œIn addition to serving the Royal Australian Navy, the Advanced Maritime Systems Centre will also provide us with the opportunity to grow our export capability in established and developing markets such as Canada and India.â€
The centre will include Saab Australiaâ€™s 9LV Combat Management System Development and Integration program, Submarine Ship Control Systems Laboratory, Training and Simulation Node, Future Combat Systems Laboratory, and Missile and Fire Control Systems Laboratory, which is the only facility of its kind in Australia.
Based in Mawson Lakes, Adelaide, the Advanced Maritime Systems Centre is located next to other key Defence research and development hubs, including the Defence Science and Technology Organisationâ€™s offices at Edinburgh and the University of South Australia.
The Advanced Maritime System Centre will be officially opened by the Minister for Defence Senator the Honourable David Johnston next week.