first_imgAustralian defence industry grows with next gen combat management system expansion Department of DefenceThe expansion of Defence’s ‘next generation’ combat management system has created more than 100 local jobs and is creating new opportunities for Australian businesses.Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the expanded combat management system will now include Maritime Mine Counter Measures and Military Survey Vessels.Minister Price said it would drive the next phase of growth and investment by Saab Australia, the nation’s sovereign Combat Management System provider.“This project will create Australian jobs for engineers and project managers, developing further capability within the industrial supply chain and supporting a major, multi-million dollar expansion of Saab’s South Australian and West Australian facilities,” Minister Price said.“Saab’s investment and recruitment since signing their Enterprise Partnering Agreement with Defence in February 2020 is clear evidence that the Morrison Government’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan is creating jobs and delivering sovereign capability.“In the first 12 months of the EPA, Saab has been awarded almost $20 million and welcomed 108 new staff across Australia.”Saab Australia is a key partner in the delivery of Australia’s sovereign shipbuilding capability, with almost 600 highly skilled engineers, project managers and specialists delivering defence and security solutions.Today’s announcement means Saab’s CMS will be equipped on six of the RAN’s classes of vessels: Anzac, Canberra, Supply, Arafura, Mine Countermeasures and Military Survey Vessels.“This is another major milestone for the Morrison Government’s investment in a National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise, where $75 billion will be spent on maritime capabilities over the next decade,” Minister Price said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, army, Australia, Australian, Canberra, Defence, EPA, Government, industry, Investment, maritime, military, Morrison, Morrison Government, navy, price, South Australia, supply chainlast_img read more