Saab to Support British Army Training Systems

16 March 2010 (Last Updated March 16th, 2010 18:30)

The UK Army has awarded a contract to Saab to provide maintenance support services for the delivered training systems currently used for combat training. The combat training system uses radio data communication between exercise participants and a base station, as well as GPS data.

The UK Army has awarded a contract to Saab to provide maintenance support services for the delivered training systems currently used for combat training.

The combat training system uses radio data communication between exercise participants and a base station, as well as GPS data.

Based on the instrumented GAMER (gunnery and manoeuvre exercise) training system, the training system provides increased realism and enhanced evaluation capabilities.

GAMER man pack is a man-portable, instantly deployable system used with existing Saab BT 46 laser-based simulators.

The system supports basic and advanced gunnery training exercises as well as tactical training up to company level.

The contract worth around Skr150m ($21.2m) enables the army's high-performance combat training in the UK, Canada and Germany.

The two-year contract has options to extend the support to the combat training systems.