Saab Training Systems to deliver GAMER Instrumented Training System for the US
Saab Training Systems AB, Huskvarna, Sweden, has been awarded a contract from
the US Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM) of
Orlando, Florida to deliver their new instrumented training system this summer
to support the US Army.
The GAMER (Gunnery and Maneuver Exercise) system is a mobile computer and
radio controller used with existing Saab BT 46 laser based simulators. GAMER
provides combined arms training for armored and infantry units with a compact,
easy to use, rapidly deployable system, which can be operated by military
personnel without contractor support. The system can support exercises from
platoon to brigade size. It can be used for home station training and can also
be configured for large permanent installations.
The instrumentation is based on the existing US Army precision simulators
produced by Saab Training Systems called the Tank Weapons Gunnery Simulator
System (TWGSS) / Precision Gunnery System (PGS) for the Abrams tanks, Bradley
Fighting Vehicles and Light Armored Vehicle (LAV).
Saab Training Systems has already been awarded a production contract in
September 1992 by STRICOM for the precision simulators. The US Army contract
with US Marine Corps and Foreign Military Sales options is a $180 million
program with more than 2,300 simulators to be delivered to over thirty
The Saab laser simulators are used, among others, by the British, German,
Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch and US Armed Forces and have become the NATO de
facto standard gunnery and combat simulator for tanks and anti-tank weapons.
Jörgen Lindgren appointed President of Saab Training Inc., USA
Jörgen Lindgren has been appointed President of Saab Training Inc., Orlando,
Florida, the American subsidiary of Saab Training Systems AB in Sweden. He
will take up his position on 1 August. Jörgen Lindgren has been Business Area
Manager and Program Director of the American TWGSS/PGS program (Tank Weapons
Gunnery Simulator System/Precision Gunnery System) at Saab Training Systems AB
since 1 January 1992. The program is based on simulators supplied by Saab
I see my appointment as demonstrating Saab Training Systems' long-term
commitment to the American market, comments Jörgen Lindgren. We will continue
to develop our simulator systems and their applications in the field of
military training equipment in close contact with the customer.
For photo of J. Lindgren please contact L. Hult, tel. +46 36 38 86 39, e-mail
Saab AB is active in the aircraft-, space- and defense industry and supplies
advanced products and systems based on sophisticated information technology.
The business areas are Military Aerospace, Space, Training Systems, Commercial
Aircraft and Combitech.
Saab Training Systems AB is specialized in military training equipment; laser
simulators, target equipment and visual simulators. It is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Saab AB and has 257 employees. The turnover 1998 was 621 MSEK.
For further information, please contact:
Johan Ohlson, President, Saab Training Systems ABtel. +46 36 38 86 01.
Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information
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