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Saab Training Systems has recieved a new order from the US Army

Saab Training Systems has received a new order from the US Army Saab Training Systems AB in Huskvarna, Sweden has received an additional order for laser-based gunnery and maneuver simulators, (TWGSS/PGS), from the US Army. The order value is 19 million USD. During the last five years Saab Training Systems has delivered more than 1700 laser-based precision simulators for gunnery training to the US Army/US Marine Corps which are used on M1A1 and M1A2 tanks and on Bradley and LAV APCs. The new order includes not only additional M1A1/M1A2 and Bradley gunnery simulators, but also a start of serial production of TWGSS/PGS for the latest variant of Bradley (A3) and the M1A2SEP. TWGSS/PGS is the only appended gunnery simulator capable of fully supporting these digitized forces. Saab Training Systems has worked closely with the vehicle designers to achieve a more embedded training solution. The Bradley A3 and M1A2SEP are designed around a digital bus structure nd (1553) and both vehicles are equipped with 2 Generation FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed). The digital interface between the simulator and the vehicle enables data exchange with the fire control system in both directions. The simulator also generates data into all sights within the nd vehicle, (including the 2 Generation FLIR), such as tracers, burst on target and obscuration effects. Most of the deliveries will take place during the second half of 2000. 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 graphic simulators. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab AB and has 269 employees. The turnover 1998 was 621 MSEK. For further information, please contact: Johan Ohlson, President, Saab Training Systems ABtel +46 36 38 86 01 Hans Standar, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Saab Training Systems AB tel +46 36 38 87 06 ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/01/18/20000118BIT00090/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/01/18/20000118BIT00090/bit0002.pdf