Saab Training Systems AB, Huskvarna, Sweden, has been awarded a $44m order
by the US Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM)
to complete the delivery of four deployable instrumentation training
systems for the US Army forces in Europe and a large TWGSS/PGS production
The Deployable Instrumentation Training Systems (DITS) is the US Army
training system based largely on Saab's GAMER system. GAMER is a mobile,
computerized radio control instrumentation system providing combined arms
training for armored and infantry units.
The instrumentation is based largely on the existing US Army precision
simulators produced by Saab Training Systems called the Tank Weapons
Gunnery Simulator System (TWGSS) and the Precision Gunnery System (PGS)
for the Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Light Armored Vehicle
(LAV). The production contract was awarded in September 1992 by STRICOM.
The US Army contract including US Marine Corps and Foreign Military Sales
options is now valued at $222 million with more than 2,000 simulators
delivered to over thirty locations world wide. The $44m order also
includes a new production option which is the largest order for the
precision simulators in the eight year production program.
The soldiers will have the latest instrumented Lightweight Personnel
Detection Devices (LPDDs) and Small Arms Transmitters (SATs) for infantry
weapons. Armored and combat support vehicles use the precision simulators
produced by Saab or older MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement
System) simulators for direct fire engagements. The system has also
"robotic" players in the form of instrumented Shoot-Back Targets for both
tank and infantry targets. DITS has a realistic instrumented simulation of
indirect artillery, minefields and chemical weapons and has a
comprehensive After Action Review (AAR) capability. The system design
structure of DITS is modular making it easy to configure to satisfy the
training needs from platoon through brigade level. DITS will instrument
200 vehicles and 700 infantry by next fall and will be able to be divided
into four independent exercise areas for deployed training in remote
regions. A contract for a similar Mobile Combat Training Center was
awarded by the Dutch Army.
The Saab laser simulators are used by the British, German, Swedish,
Norwegian, Dutch and US Armed Forces and have become the NATO standard
gunnery and combat simulator for armored vehicles and anti-tank weapons.
Saab Training Systems is a company within the Saab Group, specialized in
military training equipment; laser simulator systems, combat training
systems, visual simulators and target equipment.
Saab is northern Europe's leading high technology company, mainly active
in the defense, aviation and space industry, and offers advanced products
and systems based on sophisticated information technology. The business
areas within Saab are Infomatics, Aerospace, Dynamics, Technical Support
and Services, Space and Aviation Services.
For further information, please contact:
President Saab Training Systems AB
Phone: +46 36 38 86 01
President Saab Training Inc., Orlando, USA
Phone: +1 407 380 2425
+1 407 496 5268
Vice President Marketing, Saab Training Systems AB
Phone: +46 36 38 87 06
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