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  • 2017

  • When the Australian Government launched the P-TECH industry-education program in June, Saab Australia teamed with local secondary school, St Patricks Technical College. St Patricks is the first South Australian educational provider to be involved in the P-TECH program and the only one nationally to focus on defence technology education. 

    When the Australian Government launched the P-TECH industry-education program in June, Saab Australia teamed with local secondary school, St Patricks Technical College. StPatsTech is the first South Australian educational provider to be involved in the P-TECH program and the only one nationally to focus on defence technology education. 

     
  • The Saab Australia led team for the ADF’s deployable health program, JP 2060 Phase 3, conducted a series of seminars around Australia in late 2016 and early 2017 designed to engage with as many Australian Small and Medium Enterprises as possible to further strengthen Australian Industry Capability.

    The Saab Australia led team for the ADF’s deployable health program, JP 2060 Phase 3, conducted a series of seminars around Australia in late 2016 and early 2017 designed to engage with as many Australian Small and Medium Enterprises as possible to further strengthen Australian Industry Capability.

     
  • Ten defence-tech startups have been selected for the new Techstars Adelaide program of which Saab Australia is a founding industry partner. Techstars is an international investor accelerator program that helps technology entrepreneurs succeed by connecting founders and their teams with industry experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, corporate partners and other entrepreneurs who will help their companies grow. 

    Ten defence-tech startups have been selected for the new Techstars Adelaide program of which Saab Australia is a founding industry partner. 

     
  • One company—many cultures

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    To mark Saab Australia’s thirty years in country, a soon-to-be-released reconciliation action plan will acknowledge the rich history and credence of Australia’s first people. Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians; respecting their heritage; valuing justice and equity for all Australians.

    To mark Saab Australia’s thirty years in country, a soon-to-be-released reconciliation action plan will acknowledge the rich history and credence of Australia’s first people. Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians; respecting their heritage; valuing justice and equity for all Australians.

     
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  • We congratulate and celebrate the Australian Naval Institute’s 2017 McNeil Prize, awarded to Saab Australia’s longest-serving Chief Engineer, Mr Peter Evans.

    We congratulate and celebrate the Australian Naval Institute’s 2017 McNeil Prize, awarded to one of Saab Australia’s longest-serving senior combat systems engineers, Mr Peter Evans.

     
  • Safe sailing for Port Hedland

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    Saab's technology will soon help manage traffic through Port Hedland, Western Australia which is the world’s largest export bulk port. The new system is part of a $70.7 million investment by Pilbara Ports Authority in a new integrated marine operations centre. 

    Saab's technology will soon help manage traffic through Port Hedland, Western Australia which is the world’s largest export bulk port. The new system is part of a $70.7 million investment by Pilbara Ports Authority in a new integrated marine operations centre. 

     
  • The real threat of cybercrime

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    With cybercrime now overtaking drug trafficking as the most prolific and profitable crime, every business needs to be aware. Consumers are paying anything from AU$150 upwards on scams and the price is increasing with some reports indicating that AU$1,000 is now the norm. The scale of what this can cost business is staggering. The purchase price for Yahoo by Verizon dropped by US$350M after multiple Yahoo data breaches were revealed.

    With cybercrime now overtaking drug trafficking as the most prolific and profitable crime, every business needs to be aware. Consumers are paying anything from AU$150 upwards on scams and the price is increasing with some reports indicating that AU$1,000 is now the norm. The scale of what this can cost business is staggering. The purchase price for Yahoo by Verizon dropped by US$350M after multiple Yahoo data breaches were revealed.

     
  • Redoubling industry engagement

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    Recognising that industry engagement is key to project and commercial success, Saab Australia has appointed a Head of Industry Engagement to expand the company's already well-established connections. Matt Opie who spent two years with ADF's RPDE program understands the needs of industry when dealing with defence prime contractors and the end customer.

    Recognising that industry engagement is key to project and commercial success, Saab Australia has appointed a Head of Industry Engagement to expand the company's already well-established connections. Matt Opie who spent two years with ADF's RPDE program understands the needs of industry when dealing with defence prime contractors and the end customer.

     
  • A thirty year investment

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    Its thirty years since we first stepped onto Australia’s electronic defence-power frontier. As pioneers, we proudly built the nation’s first, Australian-owned combat system to keep Australia’s people and society safe. 

    Its thirty years since we first stepped onto Australia’s electronic defence-power frontier. As pioneers, we proudly built the nation’s first, Australian-owned combat system to keep Australia’s people and society safe. 

     
  • Reflecting on our naval heritage

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    FLASHBACK | Thirty years ago, the Royal Australian Navy took a brave step choosing a Swedish combat management system for its new ANZAC class frigates.

    Thirty years ago, the Royal Australian Navy took a brave step choosing a Swedish combat management system for its new ANZAC class frigates.

     
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