Saab wins British Army training extension

Saab has been awarded a three-year extension of its Tactical Engagement Training contract with Britain.
By Richard Tomkins  |  Aug. 21, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense has extended a contract with Saab for the provision of Tactical Engagement Simulation as a fully managed service, the company announced on Monday.

The three-year extension, with its managed service provision, is worth about $26 million, and enables Saab to deliver infrastructure, instrumentation and support personnel as a package.

Saab's Deployable Tactical Engagement Simulation system is used by the British Army to support overseas training exercises. It simulates the effects of direct and indirect fire and tracks individual troops and vehicles. It also collects data in real time for after-action review.

"Since 2009, our technical and exercise training support staff have effectively been embedded within the British Army, supporting up to seven exercises per year," Åsa Thegstrom, head of Saab's Training & Simulation business unit, said in a press release. " Saab sees this contract extension as recognition of the strong working relationship we have developed with the British Army and the MOD."

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