Finland orders training simulators from Saab

March 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM

LINKOPING, Sweden, March 10 (UPI) -- The Finnish Defense Force has ordered training and simulation systems from Saab Training & Simulation of Sweden under a contract worth nearly $56.5 million.

Saab said the contract covers regimental training and includes anti-tank simulators, vehicles simulators and systems for military operations in urban terrain. The contract also covers a midlife upgrade of the Finish combat training center and its systems.

Systems support from Saab for seven years is also part of the deal, Saab said.

"The Finnish Defense Force has once again chosen Saab as its partner," said Henrik Hojer, Saab's vice president of Training & Simulation. "The Finnish Army has used Saab's systems for more than 10 years and has always been a competent user.

"This order strengthens our position as one of the world's leading suppliers of combat training centers."

Additional details on the systems to be supplied and delivery schedules for them were not disclosed.

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