Saab receives order to modernise German Navy’s F123 frigates


Last Updated on 07/30/2021 by OTC

Saab has signed a contract with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), and has received an order to deliver and integrate new naval radars and fire control directors for and in the German Navy’s Frigates of the Brandenburg-Class (F123). The contract includes a new combat management system in order to completely overhaul the system currently in use on the F123, allowing a low-risk integration of the new naval radars and fire control capabilities. The order value is approximately 4,6 billion SEK (App. USD 535 million). Deliveries and other services will take place between 2021 and 2030.

F123 Class Frigate F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Saab will be the prime contractor and will contract the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen for the shipbuilding work while the German company ESG will carry out logistical support.

“We are proud that Germany has selected Saab as the combat system provider and integrator for the frigates to be overhauled. We look forward to contributing to strengthening Germany’s domestic combat systems integration capability, creating a high proportion of value and service provision in Germany. This contract will further strengthen our relationship with Germany for many years to come,” says Micael Johansson, Saab’s President and CEO.

The contract includes delivery and integration of Saab’s 9LV Combat Management System, Sea Giraffe 4A and Sea Giraffe 1X radars, Ceros 200 fire control director as well as third-party systems, including IFF capability. It also includes a comprehensive, performance-based logistics package supporting the frigates’ operational capabilities.

Saab will carry out the work in Germany, Sweden and Australia.

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