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

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