Saab has selected NSW-based SME Global Defence Solutions (GDS) as its Australian industry partner to locally manufacture its Mobile Camouflage Systems (MCS) and multispectral camouflage screens.
“Saab’s partnership with GDS will bring world-class capability into Australian industry with the transfer of our global camouflage technical knowledge and expertise,” Andy Keough, Managing Director of Saab Australia, said.
Saab selected the SME as the preferred soft-shelter supplier for the JP2060 program in December 2020.
“We are delighted that Saab has chosen GDS to produce its signature management solutions for Australia. The opportunity to work with a proven and globally recognised signature management product is an exciting step forward for our regionally based NSW company,” Laurie Koster, Managing Director at GDS, said. “Our partnership will provide Australia with a true sovereign capability, to produce, integrate and install signature reduction systems onto combat vehicles.”
Saab’s MCS has been in operation and continual development for over 25 years and has deployed to Afghanistan and Mali.