Global defence, security and aviation leader, Saab, has a long, strong allegiance to the Australian Defence Force. Its Bofors guns protected Royal Australian Navy ships in the 1940s.
Saab established its Australian headquarters and local company at Technology Park, South Australia in 1987 to support and build Australia’s defence capability. Our first contract was building and integrating Australia’s unique combat system for the ANZAC class frigates. Over thirty years, Saab Australia has developed and integrated technology to protect and empower Australia’s Navy, Army and Air Force to keep people and society safe. We also develop solutions for allied nations, civil security and aviation technology with major installations in prisons and airports.
Now employing around 430 Australians, Saab Australia is one of the country’s most respected defence and security system integrators. We lead research and development into Australia’s future combat power and command and control technology for protecting critical infrastructure.
Saab Australia is a subsidiary of the Swedish-based Saab Group which employs some 15,000 people worldwide, generating annual revenues exceeding AUD$4.4 billion. Saab has a ‘thinking edge’ philosophy and culture permeating its world-class facilities, operations and employees on every continent. Always looking ahead, developing and leading technology to meet the world’s and customers’ changing needs.
Saab also operates a regional marketing organisation located in Canberra (Saab Asia Pacific). Saab Asia Pacific provides a marketing base for Saab operations within Australia; including defence C4I systems, radars, weapons, training, deployable hospitals, security and air traffic management applications. It also provides a link to the extensive global portfolio of Saab’s products and services for military, civil security and aviation applications.
Last updated: 03 September 2018 • 09:49