9LV at the Heart of LHD

At the heart of the newest and largest warship in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Canberra, lies the Saab 9LV Combat Management System.

 

 

Commissioned on 28 November 2014 the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) is fitted with a Saab 9LV Combat Management System similar to the ANZAC FFH Class frigates. The CMS and weapon and sensor suite will be tasked with air and surface surveillance, self defence against asymetric threats, support for helicopter and watercraft operations, and an integrated Multi-Link capability.

 HMAS Canberra Operations Room fitted with 9LV CMS

New functionality added to the Saab 9LV CMS family for LHD includes support for Amphibious Operations and updates to allow integration of the new sensors and weapons. The Amphibious Operations suite also includes Aircraft Traffic Control (ATC) functions for the embarked LHD helicopters as well as potentially supporting other operational and civilian aircraft. The team at Saab Australia was responsible for the overall development and integration of the CMS.

LHD 9LV CMS  

Overall the Saab equipment onboard the LHD includes the 9LV Combat System with 10 consoles and the Sea Giraffe AMB 3D Air Search Radar.