Thoroughbred Technologies has been awarded a contract for the maintenance and repair support of driver simulators used by the South African Army.

The R9.448m ($1.34m) contract follows a previously awarded R8.8m ($1.25m) contract for the upgrade and extension of driver simulators for the joint operations division of the South African National Defence Force, according to DefenceWeb.

The company has also been awarded a contract by Denel Land Systems (DLS) to design, develop and supply 60 Badger simulators and eight instructor stations to the South African Army.

The new Badger simulators are used to train crews to operate the vehicle safely and effectively under all scenarios encountered during peacekeeping and security missions.