Saab Australia announces opening of Advanced Maritime Systems Centre
Defence and security company Saab Australia is pleased to announce the creation of the Advanced Maritime Systems Centre (AMSC), 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 Navy’s combat systems.
“The development of the AMSC will ensure that Saab Australia continues to be at the cutting edge of future naval combat systems. Through the AMSC Saab will be able to continue to develop and support naval combat systems of the highest quality for the Australian Defence Force,” said Dean Rosenfield, Managing Director Saab Australia.
The AMSC will employ over 100 local combat systems engineers, project managers, and software engineers. This is planned to expand to over 200 employees by 2020.
“Saab Australia has a long history of developing world-beating naval systems,” Rosenfield said. “In addition to serving the Royal Australian Navy, the AMSC will also provide us with the opportunity to grow our export capability in established and developing markets such as Canada and India.”
The centre will include Saab Australia’s 9LV Combat Management System Development and Integration programme, 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 AMSC is located next to other key defence research and development hubs, including the Defence Science and Technology Organisation’s offices at Edinburgh and the University of South Australia.
The AMSC will be officially opened by the Minister for Defence David Johnston later this year. SP