28 Aug 2019

Saab to provide Belgium with a Combat Training Centre

Saab has signed a supply contract worth around SEK 160 million with the Belgian MoD for the deliveries of training systems to the Belgian Army.

The contract with Saab includes providing a complete training centre with infantry simulators, anti-tank simulators, vehicle systems and communication systems for controlling, monitoring and collecting training data to enable detailed analysis of exercises. The support contract will be negotiated separately later on.

One of the requirements was interoperability with NATO, and with Saab’s training system Belgium will be capable of participating in multinational exercises.

“This means Belgium will share the same standards as members in the Interoperability User Community (IUC). They can therefore take part in multinational exercises together with, among others, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK and the US 7thArmy,” commented Åsa Thegström, Head of the business unit Training & Simulation within Saab’s business area Dynamics.

Henrik Vassallo, Head of the country unit France & Benelux within Saab’s market area Europe, said: “The Belgian Army has used our training systems for the last four years and have clearly seen the benefits of realistic training. This order strengthens our position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of solutions for combat training.”

The deliveries will take place in 2021.

image courtesy of Saab

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