ST Electronics has been awarded a contract by the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) to supply army gunnery tactical and driving simulation (AGTDS) systems.

Under the S$68m (US$55.1m) contract, the company will develop a flexible simulation system, designed with a roll-in, roll-out concept to configure the systems with any combination of turrets and vehicles.

The company will also upgrade and develop the existing AGTS, infantry crew tactical simulator (ICTS), armoured driving simulator (ADS) and infantry driving simulator (IDS).

ST Electronics president Lee Fook Sun said the systems will enable troops to train realistically within a full spectrum network-centric environment and combat scenarios.

Work on the contract will begin immediately and the systems are expected to be delivered in 2014.