11 Jan 2018

Saab wins deal to upgrade German army vehicle simulators

Saab has received an order worth SEK 107 million from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, BAAINBw, for upgrade of the German Army’s vehicle simulators.

Saab will provide new software and hardware to German Army vehicles and tanks operating the laser simulator BT 46, such as Leopard, Fennek, Marder and Wiesel. The new standard for laser codes, SISO, will be implemented in the upgrade, meaning that the German Army will be interoperable with most of the European countries.

The number of multinational exercises is increasing resulting in more and more countries choosing the SISO standard. In the near future, there will be 12 countries in Europe using the new standard.

Åsa Thegström, Head of business unit Training & Simulation at Saab’s business area Dynamics, said: “An effect of the security situation in Europe is that more and more of our customers emphasize that interoperability is extremely important in order to carry out multinational exercises of high quality.

“We have a long and very good cooperation with the German customer and this order strengthens our relationship and Saab’s presence in Germany.”

The BT 46 system has been delivered to more than 20 countries supporting both combat training with vehicles and their weapons.

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