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  • 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.

     
  • Security boost for government agencies

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    Security measures at strategic Australian Government facilities are undergoing a major transformation to enhance access control and threat identification as random attacks are on the increase.

    Security measures at strategic Australian Government facilities are undergoing a major transformation to enhance access control and threat identification as random attacks are on the increase.

     
  • Leading defence systems company, Saab Australia and one of the nation’s most innovative universities, UniSA, are partnering to establish the new Saab Australia-UniSA Institute for Defence Technologies.

    Leading defence systems company, Saab Australia and one of the nation’s most innovative universities, UniSA, are partnering to establish the new Saab Australia-UniSA Institute for Defence Technologies.

     
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  • NTB Graduate supporting USV research

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    Naval Technical Bureau engineer, Lachlan Butt is assisting Saab Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Unmanned Surface Vessels in modelling Unmanned Surface Vessels under fault and failure conditions and identifying ways to autonomously recover so as to improve safety.

    Naval Technical Bureau engineer, Lachlan Butt is assisting Saab Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Unmanned Surface Vessels in modelling Unmanned Surface Vessels under fault and failure conditions and identifying ways to autonomously recover so as to improve safety.

     
  • Double Eagle - Now and For the Future

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    Saab’s Double Eagle mine disposal vehicle has provided outstanding service on the Australian Huon Class Minehunters  over the last 18 years and is now ready for a refresh.

    Saab’s Double Eagle mine disposal vehicle has provided outstanding service on the Australian Huon Class Minehunters  over the last 18 years and is now ready for a refresh.

     

    The Royal Australian Navy operates the largest fleet of Double Eagle Mine Disposal Vehicles in the world today and with available upgrades to propulsion, sonars  and new digital  control and interfaces the Double Eagle will be ready to face any mine threat into the future.

     
  • Already promising Defence vital sovereign control, the selection of Saab Australia to develop and integrate the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Future Frigates’ combat management system (CMS) could also deliver unprecedented local industry growth.

     
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