Saab to Deliver Updated Ship Control System for Collins-class Submarines
STOCKHOLM — Saab has signed a contract with ASC for supply of an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) for four Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines. The contract value is 24.2 million Australian dollars ($18.86 million).
ISCMMS provides maneuvering and fully integrated ship management of propulsion, trim, power generation and ship services. Deliverables under the contract include updated hardware and spares that addresses obsolescence issues and maintains regional superiority edge for the Australian submarines.
“Saab Australia carried out design, software and hardware development work for the updated ISCMMS during the first stage of the project and this contract acknowledges the success of that work, rolling out the upgrades to the remaining submarines in the fleet,” said Andy Keough, managing director of Saab Australia. “Saab’s design and production work has been carried out in Australia involving over 50 Saab and local subcontractor staff.”
Stage 1 of the project saw the updated ISCMMS software and hardware developed by Saab delivered to ASC, Australia’s Collins-class platform prime contractor. An ASC team integrated the system into HMAS Collins, with HMAS Waller scheduled for later this year.
ASC will integrate the new system into the remaining submarines commencing in 2019, as they complete their maintenance cycles.
“We look forward to working closely with Saab to complete the final phase of this major upgrade program. This project demonstrates the high level of local industry content and collaboration in supporting Australia’s sovereign submarine capability, the Collins-class fleet,” says Stuart Whiley, chief executive officer of ASC.
Saab Australia is Australia’s leading capability integrator and has been providing operational systems and support to the Royal Australian Navy for over 30 years.