PETALING JAYA: I am speculating from the statement below, that Saab may has just secured the contract for the fire control radar for the LCS/SGPV contract. I am guessing as no one will confirm or deny it but from the release Saab is saying that development and deliveries will take place between 2012-2017 which fits the LCS/SGPV time line. The contract amount is around US$67 million.It is interesting to note that I reported before that Saab was the favourite to supply the FCR for the programme.
Although Saab did not identify the FCR, we may assume it is the 9LV FCS. Read Here. If indeed the solution has been chosen for the SGPV/LCS it is interesting to note that Saab itself stated that “9LV FCS can also be combined with the 9LV gunfire-control and SAM modules that provide precision control for any naval gun or fire-and-forget SAM missile system” which means that any type of missile can be chosen.
Among the ships fitted with the 9LV FCS are theVisby-class corvettes, the ANZAC frigates, Flyvefisken-class fast patrol boats, Skjold-class fast patrol boats and the Al Bushra-class fast patrol boats
However, since I could be wrong, about this, lets wait for a confirmation first before saying too much about this thing.
Saab receives order for fire control and radar systems
Defence and security company Saab has received an order for naval fire control and radar systems.The order amounts to SEK 450 million and involves business areas Security and Defence Solutions and Electronic Defence Systems.
The fire control system and radar systems will be integrated with a third party combat management system. Development and deliveries will take place 2012-2017.
The defence and security industry’s nature is such that information regarding customers and products sometimes is subject to confidentiality agreements between Saab and its customers. For this reason further information about this order will not be announced.