Vard chooses Saab fire control system for Norwegian vessels

20 February 2019 (Last Updated February 20th, 2019 12:20)

Shipbuilding company Vard Group has awarded a contract to Saab to provide its 9LV fire control system including the fire control director CEROS 200.

Shipbuilding company Vard Group has awarded a contract to Saab to provide its 9LV fire control system including the fire control director CEROS 200.

The systems will be deployed on to the Norwegian Coast Guard’s new Jan Mayen-class vessels.

The 9LV fire control system is part of Saab’s 9LV naval combat system solutions and can be deployed to detect, monitor and combat threats.

Saab fire control system configurations for a frigate or destroyer range from a single EO director connected to a naval gun, to the full anti-air warfare and anti-surface warfare self-defence suite.

The configurations are a combination of guns, missiles, and decoys with full automation support.

Saab business area Surveillance head Anders Carp said: “We are proud to continue supporting the Norwegian Coast Guard’s fire control capabilities with 9LV fire control system, which meets Norway’s requirements for high precision, availability, and quality.”

The company will deliver the contract work in Järfälla, Sweden.

"We are proud to continue supporting the Norwegian Coast Guard’s fire control capabilities with 9LV fire control system, which meets Norway’s requirements for high precision, availability, and quality."

The Saab fire control system is designed to provide protection from threats in any environment, including advanced sea-skimming missiles and asymmetric surface threats.

Components of the system are CEROS 200 and EOS 500, which work in combination with the other parts of the system to provide a fast and accurate sensor-to-shooter cycle, noted Saab.

In June last year, Vard Group won a contract from the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency to construct three Jan Mayen-class vessels.

To be built at VARD Langsten shipyard, the ships are set to replace the Nordkapp-class coast guard vessels.

The 136m-long Jan Mayen vessel will be able to support long-distance transits, search-and-rescue operations, surveillance, and oil recovery.

The first vessel under the contract is expected to be delivered in 2022.