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July 30, 2021

BAAINBw contracts Saab to upgrade German Navy’s F123 frigates

Saab will deliver and integrate new naval radars and fire control directors for the F123 frigates.

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has contracted Saab to upgrade the German Navy’s F123 frigates.

Under the order, Saab will deliver and integrate new naval radars and fire control directors, as well as provide a new combat management system for the Brandenburg-class F123 frigates.

It includes 9LV Combat Management System, Sea Giraffe 4A and Sea Giraffe 1X radars, Ceros 200 fire control director and third-party systems, including identification, friend or foe (IFF) capability.

Furthermore, the contract also provides for a performance-based logistics package to support the operational capabilities of the frigates.

Value of the latest order stands at approximately $536.68m (Skr4.6bn).

Saab president and CEO Micael Johansson said: “We are proud that Germany has selected Saab as the combat system provider and integrator for the frigates to be overhauled.

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“We look forward to contributing to strengthening Germany’s domestic combat systems integration capability, creating a high proportion of value and service provision in Germany.

“This contract will further strengthen our relationship with Germany for many years to come.”

Saab will serve as the prime contractor of the order. It will subcontract the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen for the shipbuilding work involved in the order.

German firm ESG will carry out the logistical support related work of the contract.

The Swedish firm will execute the work in Germany, Sweden and Australia.

Deliveries and other services will start this year and run until 2030.

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