Saab Training Systems awarded a contract worth SEK 88 million by the Austrian army
On 22 December, Saab Training Systems in Huskvarna, Sweden, signed a contract with the Austrian Army for instrumented mobile training systems. The order includes the highly mobile Gamer system and equipment for training in urban environments. The value of the order amounts to SEK 88 million.
“We are proud that the Austrian Army has chosen to continue its partnership with Saab on the development of its facilities for military training. This strengthens our position as Europe’s leading supplier of advanced military training systems. Austria has long been an excellent partner,” says Johan Ohlson, CEO of Saab Training Systems. The Austrian army has previously purchased simulation systems for tanks, anti-tank weapons and soldiers. The new system provides increased scope for analysis and evaluation of exercises, plus several types of participants, yielding greater training value. The instrumentation allows you to simulate artillery and minefields, etc. and follow the exercise in real time. The contract includes systems for tactical training incl. Gamer Manpack, equipment for training in urban environments, so-called MOUT, and simulators for protective masks. Equipment that facilitates interoperability with other simulator systems is included, to enable joint exercises with other nations. Saab Training Systems develops, manufactures and markets advanced military training materiel such as laser simulator systems, instrumented training systems and services such as servicing and maintenance of supplied systems. Saab is one of the world’s leading high-technology companies, with its main operations focusing on defense, aviation and space. The Group covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems integration. For further information, please contact: Alf Lundqvist, Marketing Manager, Saab Training Systems, Tel.: +46 (0)36 38 84 12, +46 (0)768 96 74 12, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Anders Jonzon, Manager Communications, Saab Training Systems Tel.: +46 (0)36 388116, +46 (0)736 687116, e-mail: email@example.com www.saabgroup.com