Royal Thai Navy awards Saab frigate upgrade contract

Defence and security company Saab has received two orders from the Royal Thai Navy for the upgrading of combat management and fire control systems on two frigates of the Naresuan class.

The contracts, which come to total value of SEK454m (£44.6m), involve upgrading the frigates with the latest generation of combat management and fire control systems, 9LV Mk4 and Ceros 200.

Saab will also supply data-link equipment to the ships that will allow communication between the frigates and Thailand’s existing Gripen aircraft and Saab 340s — the latter fitted with the Erieye airborne radar system.