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Saab Training Systems to deliver for the US Forces

Saab Training Systems to deliver GAMER Instrumented Training System for the US Forces Saab Training Systems AB, Huskvarna, Sweden, has been awarded a contract from the US Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM) of Orlando, Florida to deliver their new instrumented training system this summer to support the US Army. The GAMER (Gunnery and Maneuver Exercise) system is a mobile computer and radio controller used with existing Saab BT 46 laser based simulators. GAMER provides combined arms training for armored and infantry units with a compact, easy to use, rapidly deployable system, which can be operated by military personnel without contractor support. The system can support exercises from platoon to brigade size. It can be used for home station training and can also be configured for large permanent installations. The instrumentation is based on the existing US Army precision simulators produced by Saab Training Systems called the Tank Weapons Gunnery Simulator System (TWGSS) / Precision Gunnery System (PGS) for the Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Light Armored Vehicle (LAV). Saab Training Systems has already been awarded a production contract in September 1992 by STRICOM for the precision simulators. The US Army contract with US Marine Corps and Foreign Military Sales options is a $180 million program with more than 2,300 simulators to be delivered to over thirty locations. The Saab laser simulators are used, among others, by the British, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch and US Armed Forces and have become the NATO de facto standard gunnery and combat simulator for tanks and anti-tank weapons. Jörgen Lindgren appointed President of Saab Training Inc., USA Jörgen Lindgren has been appointed President of Saab Training Inc., Orlando, Florida, the American subsidiary of Saab Training Systems AB in Sweden. He will take up his position on 1 August. Jörgen Lindgren has been Business Area Manager and Program Director of the American TWGSS/PGS program (Tank Weapons Gunnery Simulator System/Precision Gunnery System) at Saab Training Systems AB since 1 January 1992. The program is based on simulators supplied by Saab Training Systems. I see my appointment as demonstrating Saab Training Systems' long-term commitment to the American market, comments Jörgen Lindgren. We will continue to develop our simulator systems and their applications in the field of military training equipment in close contact with the customer. For photo of J. Lindgren please contact L. Hult, tel. +46 36 38 86 39, e-mail lhu@sts.saab.se. Saab AB is active in the aircraft-, space- and defense industry and supplies advanced products and systems based on sophisticated information technology. The business areas are Military Aerospace, Space, Training Systems, Commercial Aircraft and Combitech. Saab Training Systems AB is specialized in military training equipment; laser simulators, target equipment and visual simulators. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab AB and has 257 employees. The turnover 1998 was 621 MSEK. For further information, please contact: Johan Ohlson, President, Saab Training Systems ABtel. +46 36 38 86 01. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/05/28/19990528BIT00120/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/05/28/19990528BIT00120/bit0002.pdf