Saab: Trackfire RWS Hits the Mark for the Finnish Amphibious Market

  Saab: Trackfire RWS Hits the Mark for the Finnish Amphibious Market

Business Wire

LINKÖPING, Sweden -- December 21, 2012

Defence and Security company Saab has been selected to equip Marine
AlutechOyAB’s Watercat™ M18 AMC amphibious assault craft with the Trackfire
Remote Weapon Station (RWS).

The Watercat™ M18 AMC’s will be delivered to the Finnish Navy in the time
period 2014 to 2016. The contract covers the delivery, support and training
for 12 Trackfire RWS with an option for additional systems.

The Watercat™ M18 AMC’s will be armed with a dual weapon Trackfire RWS
(mounting the 12.7mm NSV or alternatively the 40mm Grenade Machine Gun, as
well as a coaxial PKM machine gun) and features a video tracker module,
dual-command Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and high performance Sensor Module

“We are delighted to have been selected to provide the Trackfire RWS as an
integral part of the Watercat™ M18 AMC solution” says Thomas Kloos, Head of
Product Area Command and Control Systems at Saab. “This further cements our
position as a long-term provider of fire control solutions for our Finnish
customer. Trackfire represents the next generation of high performance RWS; as
adept on land vehicles as it is on naval vessels; and therefore we are
confident on building on this success with additional orders from other

Based on mature, in-service building blocks from across the Saab portfolio,
Trackfire has been developed as a “best of breed” solution to meet the
emergent requirements for mobility, protection and firepower, be it for land
or naval applications.

The contract for the Finnish Navy is the second Trackfire contract, the first
being awarded late 2011 by ATK for the integration of the LW25 Chain Gun with
the US Government as the End User.

About Saab:

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and
solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations
and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves
new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

Marine Alutech Oy Ab offers the customer solutions for special equipment,
maintenance and service, transportation and training of the personnel. The
customization of an existing model is a winning concept both quality wise and
from an economic standpoint of view. Our civilian and military concepts are
based on a few well-planned designs to which both we and the users have
contributed the best of our knowledge and experience.

The information was submitted for publication on 21 December 14.00 (CET).

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