Saab signs contract with the Finnish Defence Forces worth SEK 165 million

Saab signs contract with the Finnish Defence Forces worth SEK 165
million

Saab Training Systems, Huskvarna, has signed a several-year contract
with the Finnish Defence Forces. The contract is for providing
maintenance and support of the combat training system which the company
is to begin supplying in 2004.

"We are delighted that the Finnish military authorities chose us for
this contract. The Finnish military has always maintained a high level
of training and instruction and it has been using our simulation systems
for many years. They will now be the sixth largest user of combat
training systems to sign a support contract with us. This provides
further confirmation of our strong position as a leading supplier of
services in the field of military training," says Johan Ohlson, Chief
executive Officer of Saab Training Systems AB.

Saab was awarded the contract for the combat training system at the end
of 2002. The system, which is mobile, consists of various weapons
simulators, communications systems, mobile structures and systems for
directing and evaluating exercises. In addition to service, maintenance
and logistics, this new contract also includes regular training and
operational support for its use, both in the command centre and in the
field.

Saab Training Systems runs a comprehensive operation in the field of
providing support for military training systems all over the world. The
military authorities in the United Kingdom, the USA, the Netherlands,
Norway and Germany have already chosen Saab as their main supplier for
maintenance and support. At the German GÜZ combat training centre Saab
is responsible for, amongst other things, providing support for all the
simulation systems at the centre.

Saab Training Systems works together with local Finnish companies to set
up and staff the mobile maintenance unit in Säkylä.

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 capabilities in systems
integration.

For further information please contact:
Ulf Ölén, Vice President, Customer Support, Saab Training Systems AB,
phone No. +46 36 38 86 02
Anders Jonzon, Manager Communications, Saab Training Systems AB,
phone No. +46 36 38 81 16

www.saab.se
www.saabtrainingsystems.com


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