Saab wins contract to provide SANDF with mobile kitchen systems

23 November 2017 (Last Updated November 24th, 2017 19:51)

Saab has secured a new contract to supply a mass field feeding capability to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

Saab has secured a new contract to supply a mass field feeding capability to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

Under the contract, the defence and security company will be responsible for the delivery of mobile containerised kitchen systems to the SANDF.

The latest kitchens will comprise 24 units of 50-man systems and 11 of 200-man systems.

Saab Grintek Defence president and chief executive officer Trevor Raman said: “Saab is committed to supporting world-class capabilities for the SANDF.

“This contract represents our efforts in strengthening our partnerships with military veterans and small and medium-sized enterprises, in line with national imperatives in South Africa.”

Saab’s 200-man system features a fully equipped expandable kitchen unit, a reefer unit for cold storage of rations, a utility unit to accommodate potable water, diesel and waste water, and a storage unit.

“This contract represents our efforts in strengthening our partnerships with military veterans and small and medium-sized enterprises, in line with national imperatives in South Africa.”

The 50-man kitchen system will be integrated with a fully equipped expandable unit and bladders to manage the potable and waste water.

The mobile containerised systems will also be equipped with grillers, convection ovens and boiling pans that are based on new and advanced diesel-fired technology.

This will help support SANDF in its initiative to reduce liquefied petroleum gas.

The kitchen units will be capable of operating from the available power grid or as a stand-alone system with its own electricity generation solution installed in the kitchen container unit.

The current project will be carried out by Saab in Centurion, South Africa, over a period of approximately two years.

Besides delivering feeding capabilities, the company is also known for supplying field facilities and campsites for armed forces, in addition to completely packaged multi-function field facilities, shelter and portable modules for a broad range of operational applications.