Agree­ment ce­ments DSTO and Saab


Col­lab­o­ra­tion on mar­itime com­bat sys­tems is the fo­cus of a new strate­gic al­liance signed by the De­fence Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Or­gan­i­sa­tion (DSTO) and Saab Sys­tems. The new bi­lat­eral al­liance in­volves re­search as­so­ci­ated with Saab’s 9LV Mk3 com­bat man­age­ment sys­tem fit­ted to the Royal Aus­tralian Navy’s AN­ZAC ships.

“Saab’s par­tic­u­lar skills in mar­itime com­bat sys­tems is a per­fect fit with the re­quire­ments of DSTO’s de­vel­op­ment of these sys­tems,” Chief De­fence Sci­en­tist Dr Alex Zelin­sky said.

Saab Sys­tems Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor in Aus­tralia Dean Rosen­field said part­ner­ships based on shared knowl­edge helped to re­duce risk and im­prove pro­duc­tiv­ity. “Saab has had a long re­la­tion­ship with DSTO and the new al­liance con­tin­ues to pro­vide great op­por­tu­ni­ties for our staff to col­lab­o­rate on re­search de­vel­op­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of mar­itime and land C4I sys­tems,” Rosen­field added. and-con­trol sys­tems in ser­vice with Sch­nei­der Elec­tric and Thales’s cus­tomers and their spe­cific en­vi­ron­ments.

Vin­cent Mar­faing, Thales Vice Pres­i­dent In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Se­cu­rity/Cy­ber­se­cu­rity, said: “Dig­i­tal se­cu­rity of crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­tures is a top pri­or­ity for the au­thor­i­ties in France and other coun­tries. Through our co­op­er­a­tion with Sch­nei­der Elec­tric, we will of­fer a range of world-class tech­ni­cal so­lu­tions to meet this re­quire­ment.”

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