Swedish company Saab has been contracted to provide the Polish Armed Forces with multiple live training systems and services.
The contract comprises delivery of a complete live training solution for a ‘reinforced mechanised battalion’. It also covers supply of four training centres for company size units.
Furthermore, the contract includes support for a period of three years.
The total order is valued at around $116m (Skr1bn) and valid for a period of five years. The contract period starts from this year and runs until 2026.
The latest order ensures that the Polish Army is equipped with advanced flexible training solutions and the training capability needed.
These capabilities will enable the customer to train in as realistic conditions as possible and at the point of need in global collaborations.
Saab’s latest exercise control (EXCON) and communication systems, and the company’s newest generation hi-fidelity simulators for soldiers, weapons and vehicles are included in the contract.
Polish Armament Inspectorate chief colonel Artur Kuptel said: “This is an important investment and a long-term solution, which will increase the training capabilities of the Polish Armed Forces, both in the national and allied dimension.
“The obtained systems will allow for their integration with other simulation systems used by Polish Armed Forces and allied armies, and in particular will contribute to an effective training co-operation with the US Army.”
The contract’s support component consists of deployable, integrated logistics, as well as operational support to the Polish Army.
Saab training and simulation business unit head Åsa Thegström said: “By choosing a Saab solution, Poland will remain fully interoperable with Nato and other allied nations.
“Winning this multi-year contract confirms Saab as a world-leading provider of scalable, deployable, and high-fidelity live training solutions.”