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Saab in partnership with Capgemini France is selected for MOUT definition study by the French DGA

Saab in partnership with Capgemini France is selected for MOUT definition study by the French DGA Saab Training Systems, Huskvarna, Sweden, in partnership with Capgemini France, Paris, has been selected by the French DGA (Délégation Générale pour l'Armement) to conduct a definition study for the future French MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) Combat Training Centre CENZUB (Centre d'Entraînement aux actions en Zone Urbaine) based in France (Sissonne). - We are proud to be selected in the face of keen competition for the definition study. Our success in the area of instrumented training centers has lead to the development of our urban training capability enabling units to train the full spectrum of warfighting and peace keeping from open to urban terrain, says Johan Ohlson, CEO for Saab Training Systems. The principal mission of the centre will be combined arms training at battalion level in an urban environment. The centre will cater for a broad spectrum of training from basic street craft and building entry up to tactical exercises with direct/indirect fire effects on buildings. This broad training capability will require a modular and scalable simulation infrastructure that can readily be adapted to meet the phased levels of training and mission objectives with their attendant changes in the rules of engagement. The first part of the definition study will consist of defining the architecture of the proposed centre and the second part a detailed definition of simulation, instrumentation, exercise command and control together with logistic support. At the end of the contract period a series of demonstrations will be performed. 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. Saab has the world as its market, but research, development and production are carried out principally in Sweden. The Group has a total of approximately 13,000 employees. Total annual sales are SEK 17,250 million. Research and development corresponds to about 20 per cent of turnover. More information is available at www.saab.se Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, has a unique way of working with its clients, which it calls the Collaborative Business Experience. Through commitment to mutual success and the achievement of tangible value, the company helps businesses implement growth strategies, leverage technology, and thrive through the power of collaboration. Capgemini employs approximately 55,000 people (as of January 1, 2004) and reported 2003 global revenues of 5.754 billion euros. More information about individual service lines, offices and research is available at www.capgemini.com For further information, please contact: Capgemini Group Press Contact: Caroline Peyrat, Tel: +33 (1) 47 54 50 76 Email : caroline.peyrat@capgemini.com Saab Training Systems: Johan Friberg, tel. +33 (1) 47 05 77 13, +33 611286450, Email: johan.friberg@sts.saab.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/06/16/20040615BIT00440/wkr0001.pdf