UK MoD awards DTES system contract extension


The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a kr210m ($25.9m) contract to Saab to continue to provide tactical engagement simulation (TES) as a fully managed service for another three years.

Under the contract, the company will refurbish the deployable TES (DTES) system that is used by the British Army to support overseas training exercises conducted by Light Role Battle Groups as part of their Collective Training progression.

Saab Dynamics business area Training & Simulation business unit head Åsa Thegström said:  “Since 2009, our technical and exercise training support staff have effectively been embedded within the British Army, supporting up to seven exercises per year.

“Saab sees this contract extension as recognition of the strong working relationship we have developed with the British Army and the MoD.”

"Saab sees this contract extension as recognition of the strong working relationship we have developed with the British Army and the MoD."

The DTES system is said to simulate the effects of direct and indirect fire, track individual instrumented troops and vehicles, and gather training data in real-time to inform the After Action Review process.

This will result in objective assessment and validation of military units prior to going on operations.

The managed service model means that Saab will deliver the infrastructure, instrumentation and the support personnel as a package, which can then be deployed worldwide in a matter of weeks.

According to the company, DTES can be interoperated with Saab’s other TES systems delivered to the British Army and other partner nations.


Image: The DTES system is used by the British Army to support overseas training exercises. Photo: courtesy of Saab.