Saab to provide training system upgrades to US Army


Saab has received three upgrade orders from the US Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEOSTRI).

The orders will require the company to provide OSAG 2.0 interoperability upgrades for the US 7th ATC's deployable instrumentation system – Europe (DISE).

Saab will also provide a combat vehicle tactical engagement simulation system (CVTESS) to meet US Army and European forward deployment interoperability requirements.

The DISE provides deployable instrumented live training assets, including tactical engagement simulation system lasers and detectors, exercise control (EXCON), battle tracking, data collection and rapid after action review (AAR) capability for live training events.

"This upgrade presents a unique opportunity for Nato forces and US training partners within Europe to train together."

Soldiers will be able to quickly configure training system lasers to operate using the MILES Communication Code (MCC) or the OSAG 2.0 standard, Saab said in a statement.

The MCC is primarily used in US training environments, while the OSAG 2.0 standard is used by European nations for training engagements with multinational units.

Saab Training & Simulation business unit head Åsa Thegström said: "This upgrade presents a unique opportunity for Nato forces and US training partners within Europe to train together by combining interoperable national systems to create a fully instrumented training environment with any configuration, scale and at any given location.”

Saab will also provide OSAG 2.0-enabled CVTESS capabilities for the M1 Abrams tank and the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, as well as brackets for OPFOR vehicles.

The upgraded DISE capability will be deployed throughout Europe, supporting Training Support Activity Europe (TSAE) for joint and multinational forces.