Poland’s military university to use Saab BT46 to upgrade GAMER system

15 October 2018 (Last Updated October 15th, 2018 11:22)

The General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military University of Land Forces (AWL) in Poland has placed an order with Saab for the expansion of its fully instrumented GAMER laser-based training system (LSS).

Poland’s military university to use Saab BT46 to upgrade GAMER system
The BT46 simulator is used for gunnery training with different weapons and for realistic tactical combat exercises. Credit: Saab AB.

The General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military University of Land Forces (AWL) in Poland has placed an order with Saab for the expansion of its fully instrumented GAMER laser-based training system (LSS).

Located in Wrocław, the university will use the Saab-built BT46 ballistic simulator to increase the total capacity of participants in exercises and the functionalities of its current GAMER live training capability.

Saab Technologies Poland president Jyrki Kujansuu said: “We are proud that GAMER live training system has met the requirements of the Polish Military University of Land Forces for new advanced capabilities that require real-time ballistic simulation.

“The BT46 has been proven in Nato and we are confident it will support in developing gunnery and combat skills of AWL students.”

The laser tactical simulator (LTS) replicates weapon and ammunition parameters, time of flight and velocity, trajectory, and the impact point of a simulated projectile.

“In 2016, AWL procured the first GAMER system and has since then used it to train future officers of land forces and territorial defense forces.”

Saab Dynamics training and simulation head Åsa Thegström said: “The tests Saab underwent during the AWL procurement process follow the global trend of purchasing organisations implementing mandatory capability demonstrations for suppliers.

“Saab has observed over time such tests always benefit the purchasing organisation in evaluating existing systems, mitigating risks and identifying technologies and solutions that would meet their training requirements best.”

In 2016, AWL procured the first GAMER system and has since then used it to train future officers of land forces and territorial defense forces.

Saab’s BT46 is a modern simulator system used for gunnery training with a wide range of weapons and realistic tactical combat exercises in the field.

In August last year, the company signed a contract with the Estonian Armed Forces to supply BT46 training systems for the Estonian Army’s CV9035 infantry fighting vehicle.