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SAAB IS DEVELOPING THE C4I
SYSTEMS ON THE LHD SHIPS
The CANBERRA class LHDs will be a
major addition to the Australian Defence Force.
They will be the largest vessels with the most
sophisticated C4I capability of any Australian
ship. Saab is at the forefront of giving the ship’s
personnel the most advanced comma nd and
cont rol facilities:
Combat Management System
The latest version of the 9LV Combat
Management System (CMS) fitted to the
ANZAC Class is being enhanced with
specialised LHD functionality including
helicopter control and amphibious boat control.
This CMS will retain common training and
logistics support with the frigates.
The Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam (AMB) radar is a
high data rate, 3 -D multi-mission sur veillance
radar providing simultaneous air and surface
search and automatic tracking. It operates
in C-band with up to 70o vertical coverage.
Logistic support is common with the Army’s
The ship’s Multi-Link capability will integrate
Link-11, Link-16, JREAP and VMF providing
comprehensive reach through all tactical
information channels at sea and ashore. It will
use satellite and terrestrial commu nications
bearers and integrate with the ship’s Combat
Management System .
With C 4I systems including: Battlefield
Command Support System, Tactical Command
and Control System, Commander’s Briefing
Tool and the Widely Integrated Systems
Environ ment integration tool, Saab has the C 4I
environ ment covered.
The 9LV Situation Awareness Terminal
currently being used operationally by the
RAN to manage boarding parties is an ideal
tool to support LHD watercraft. The system is
re adily integrated into the 9LV CMS, it provides
reliable data communications and uses a highly
Saab Technologies Australia – leading the
development of the LHD operational capability.
DRIVES CAPABILIT Y
INTEGRATED C4I SYSTEMS
ON TIME, ON BUDGET
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