Spain to equip its frigates with Naval Laser Warning Systems from Saab

By Defence Industry Europe

Saab, a leading provider in defence technology, has recently secured a significant contract to supply the Spanish Navy with a Naval Laser Warning Systems. The contract, valued at EUR 3.5 million (ZAR 87 million), marks an important milestone for us because this is a new customer, on a state-of-the-art vessel, for our latest laser warning technology.


Under the terms of the contract, Saab will deliver the first Naval Laser Warning System (NLWS) in 2026, with ongoing annual deliveries thereafter. Notably, Saab will collaborate closely with Navantia, the esteemed international naval shipyard responsible for the construction of the F110 frigates, to ensure seamless integration of NLWS sensors onto the frigates’ superstructure. The F110-class, the new multi-purpose frigate of the Spanish Navy will integrate industry 4.0 technologies and be the first Spanish naval programme designed to have a Digital Twin.

“This order is a significant milestone for our Naval Laser Warning System as partnering with another NATO customer further strengthens our market position,” remarked Nivan Moodley, Vice President for Marketing, Sales & Business Development at Saab. “Our NLWS was chosen in a highly competitive and stringent over the water evaluation, reaffirming the quality, performance, and competitive pricing of our product.”

The state-of-the-art NLWS is poised to contribute significantly to the frigate’s situational awareness and self-protection capabilities. With rapid threat warning and threat classification, it enables the combat management system to employ effective countermeasures against the laser threats, contributes in our shared mission of keeping people and society safe.



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