SAAB to Provide Counter-IED Training for British Army

20 October 2010 (Last Updated October 20th, 2010 18:30)

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a one-year contract to Saab to provide counter improvised explosive device (IED) training for the British Army, both in the UK and abroad. Under the £11m ($17.4m) contract, Saab will use its newly developed instrumented training system, ATES C-IED,

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a one-year contract to Saab to provide counter improvised explosive device (IED) training for the British Army, both in the UK and abroad.

Under the £11m ($17.4m) contract, Saab will use its newly developed instrumented training system, ATES C-IED, to deliver the training.

ATES C-IED is a fully instrumented tactical engagement system designed to meet the training needs of current and future improvised explosive device threats, while also countering insurgency.

The company will also provide field teams of subject matter experts to support the use of ATES C-IED and delivery of post-action analysis.

The system supports the rapid adaptation of TTPs (tactics, techniques and procedures) and equipment necessary for units to remain ahead of potential adversaries.

Saab Security and Defence Solutions Head Gunilla Fransson said the new modular training system would be used prior to and on operations in remote environments with embedded personnel.

Saab and the UK MoD have been working on the C-IED threat training requirement since 2009.