Saab to provide Naval Laser Warning System

Saab has agreed 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 program 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, emphasizes 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 Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, 

Saab Sub-Saharan Africa, Anne Lewis-Olsson, +27 (0)71 6810429 

Saab provides a broad range of world-leading products services and solutions within military defence and civil security to the Sub-Saharan market. An impressive range of defence forces across the globe are using South African electronic warfare and avionics technology being designed and produced at Saab Grintek Defence facilities in South Africa. Saab also has business units and local employees in Cape Town, South Africa, in Gaborone, Botswana and in Nairobi, Kenya. Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. 

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