Saab Training Systems wins a major international contract

Saab Training Systems wins a major international Combat Training Centre

The Royal Netherlands Army has awarded Saab Training Systems, Huskvarna
Sweden, a contract for a Mobile Combat Training Centre (MCTC), with
deliveries beginning in 2001. The contract value is over 560 million
Swedish kronor

The decision to award the MCTC contract to Saab follows a procurement
process in full international competition. The contract value, over 560
million Swedish kronor, is equally divided between equipment supplies and
operational and logistic support for 15 years.

The MCTC system will allow the Royal Netherlands Army to conduct both
realistic exercises and analyse the performance of each and every
participant, factors that are vital in the maintenance of operational

The equipment consists of the following major systems:
- High fidelity Direct Fire Weapons Effect Simulators that provide the
realism and fidelity required in all types of training. Weapon procedures
and handling must be followed strictly by the crews and gunners in order
to be successful on the battlefield

- Exercise Control that provides the tools and functionality for planning
and preparation, initialisation, exercise execution, analysis and
evaluation of exercises.

- Area Weapon Effects Simulation that implements the functionality
necessary to simulate and control indirect fire events including
artillery, mortar, anti-tank and anti personnel mines, guns and chemical

- After Action Review system for preparing and conducting an efficient

With this contract Saab Training Systems has won its first Combat Training
Centre contract. Procurement of similar training centres is currently
under way in several other countries.

Saab Training Systems AB specializes in in military training equipment;
laser simulator systems, combat training systems, visual simulators and
target equipment. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab AB and has 280

Saab is Northern Europe's leading high technology company and operates
within the defense and aerospace areas and offers leading-edge products
and systems built on sophisticated information technology. Its business
areas are Infomatics, Aerospace, Dynamics, Technical Support & Services,
Space and Aviation Services

For further information, please contact:
Johan Ohlson, President, Saab Training Systems tel +46 36
Dan Sundqvist, Vice President Marketing, Saab Training Systems tel +46 36

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