Saab Training Systems delivers digitised DFWES two months ahead of schedule to UK Ministry of Defence

Saab Training Systems delivers digitised DFWES two months ahead of
schedule to UK Ministry of Defence

Saab Training Systems, Huskvarna, Sweden will deliver a digitised DFWES
(Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator) in time for the first digitised
exercise on Salisbury Plain Training Area in May 2004.

The contract has included the update of previously delivered Saab BT 46
simulator systems to be compatible with the British Army new digital
radio system BOWMAN. The radio system will provide secure tactical
combat communications for UK land, air and littoral operations.

"Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) training is one of the vital
building blocks in the progression of training up to formation level.
This training is dependent on a BOWMAN-compatible training environment
and the delivery of a Digitised DFWES is one of the cornerstones in that
training. The delivery has been made possible thanks to the excellent
support of General Dynamics, the Defence Procurement Agency and various
vehicle design authorities who contributed so much to this success,"
says Mats Eriksson, Business Director UK, Saab Training Systems.

The delivery features several improvements with respect to realism and
also allows for future enhancements to DFWES for an improved training
capability in an NEC environment.

Saab Training Systems develops, manufactures and markets advanced
military training equipment, such as laser simulator systems,
instrumented training systems and target equipment, and provides service
and maintenance for training systems.

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:
Jesper Larsson, UK Support & Repair and PDS Manager,
Saab Training Systems, Tel No. +46 36 388436
Mats Eriksson, Business Director UK, Saab Training Systems,
Tel No. +46 36 388323

www.saabtrainingsystems.com
www.saab.se


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