The Australian Army C-RAM Capability Will Be Updated by Saab
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – It was revealed by Saab on 21st February 2019 that the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group on behalf of the Australian Army awarded the company an order, the goal of which is the Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES) equipment for the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) System to be updated, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The head of Saab AB’s business area Surveillance, Anders Carp, said, “This is further proof of Saab’s strong position as a C-RAM worldwide supplier With the Giraffe AMB as the surface radar system of choice for a number of customers worldwide, including Australia, United Kingdom, Sweden and France.”
The WAVES equipment ensures early warning audible and visual alerts as soon as the C-RAM sensors detect and identify an incoming threat.
The Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar, abbreviated C-RAM or Counter-RAM, is a set of systems used to detect and/or destroy incoming small, hard-to-find and mobile threats like rockets, artillery, and mortar rounds in the air before they hit their ground targets, or in other words, it simply provides early warning. It consists of C2 nodes, multiple sensors, and warning systems.
The Australian C-RAM solution is built around the Saab Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam (AMB) radar that is part of a family of ground-based radars which can detect incoming threats ranging from mortar and artillery rounds and rockets to small drones and fast moving aircraft.
The In-Service Support for the C-RAM system operated by the Australian Defence Force is provided by Saab Australia.
The Managing Director of Saab Australia, Andy Keough, commented, “This contract ensures that the Australian Army can continue to deploy world-leading technology to help protect Australian bases and personnel. The contract also demonstrates Saab’s strong commitment to build and maintain in-country support capabilities.”
About Saab Australia
Saab Australia is headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, and is a subsidiary completely owned by Saab AB. The subsidiary provides Defence, Security and Traffic Management solutions. Saab Australia has a proven experience of more than 30 years during which it has built a reputation for achieving complex systems integration projects in due time. The company has at its disposal over 500 experienced staff across Australia and New Zealand.
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Source: Saab, Wikipedia