The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has signed a new contract with Saab for the delivery of training systems for the Swedish Army.
Under the deal, the company will be responsible for supplying the Manpack 300 training system to regiments in Sweden and several networked base stations.
Saab Dynamics training and simulation head Åsa Thegström said: “With this order, the Swedish Army is upgrading and modernising its training capability.
“The new systems allow for larger geographical coverage for the training. It also ensures that radio communication can be recorded via the base stations, allowing the customer to evaluate that part of the training.”
Featuring commercial 4G-functionality, Saab’s Manpack 300 systems are used for controlling, monitoring and collecting training information for the analysis of exercises.
During exercises, the Swedish Army will benefit from an enhanced capability provided by the modernised system.
Base stations are supplied in the form of mobile containers, which allow the army to easily prepare and arrange their equipment and practice anywhere.
Thegström added: “The Swedish Army has in recent years invested heavily in improving their training capability and strengthening their simulator portfolio.
“They have always been one of the leading users of simulators and with the new instrumented training systems, based on the latest 4G technology, they will place themselves at the forefront.”
The Exercise Control (Excon) solution provided by the company can be used in all training systems being delivered to the regiments.
As an interoperable software tool, Excon is designed to prepare, plan, execute, control and assess different training exercises.
Deliveries for the Skr51m ($5.99m) order will be carried out at the end of this year.