Saab to Enhance Live Training Capabilities of British Army

31 March 2011 (Last Updated March 31st, 2011 18:30)

Saab has received additional orders from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to enhance the existing provision of live training capabilities to the British Army in the UK and abroad. Saab Training & Simulation managing director Henrik Hojer said the company has also secured contracts

Saab has received additional orders from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to enhance the existing provision of live training capabilities to the British Army in the UK and abroad.

Saab Training & Simulation managing director Henrik Hojer said the company has also secured contracts for additional weapons and target systems simulators under the Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator (DFWES) programme.

The £20m contract also extends to provide instrumental Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) training capability to improve soldiers' skills in finding IED devices used by terrorist or guerrilla forces.

The complete Deployed Tactical Engagement Systems (D-TES) capability will also be shipped from Kenya to the UK and deployed to Salisbury Plain later this year in support of the UK training effort.

The capability is being delivered to barracks, training establishments or training areas where UK military personnel conduct pre-deployment training.