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The Italian Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Saab Training Systems AB for the GAMER instrumented training

The Italian Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Saab Training Systems AB for the GAMER instrumented training system The Italian Ministry of Defence has placed an order worth approx. 40 million SEK with Saab Training Systems of Huskvarna, Sweden for the instrumented training system GAMER and laser simulator systems to be installed at the Army Armour School in Lecce. The order, besides GAMER, also includes the supply of 26 BT46 laser simulator systems, for the Leopard 1A5 Tank. More than 100 BT 46 systems, which were delivered in 2000, will be updated for use with the GAMER system. Deliveries will be completed within the year 2002. The GAMER instrumented training system, using radio data communication between exercise participants and a base station, as well as GPS data, will provide the Italian army with possibilities for increased realism and enhanced evaluation capabilities, when training with laser simulators. "We are very pleased to now enter also the Italian market with the GAMER system", says Hans Standár, Vice President Marketing. "Italy will become the fourth major user of GAMER. Previously Norway, the Netherlands and the USA have ordered systems based on GAMER. The contract is an acknowledgement of the international competitiveness of Saab Training Systems AB as a supplier of total systems and sub- systems for army training. Within the last year, the company has received substantial orders in the area also from the armies of Norway, the Netherlands, and USA. Saab Training Systems AB specializes in military training equipment; laser simulator systems, combat training systems, visual simulators and target equipment. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab AB and has 320 employees. Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems integration. For further information, please contact: Hans Standár, Vice President Marketing phone: +46 36 38 87 06 Johan Ohlson, President, Saab Training Systems phone: +46 36 38 86 01 www.saab.se www.saabtrainingsystems.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/08/23/20010823BIT00660/bit0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/08/23/20010823BIT00660/bit0001.pdf