Deployable Simulation and Training
Saab & UK MoD sign contract extending provision of Tactical Engagement Situation
Saab and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have signed a three-year contract extension for the provision of Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) as a fully managed service. The British Army uses Saab’s versatile Deployable TES system to support overseas training exercises conducted by Light Role Battle Groups as part of their Collective Training progression.
The managed service model means that Saab will deliver the infrastructure, instrumentation and the support personnel as a package, which can be deployed worldwide in a matter of weeks and which will contribute to a DTES system refurbishment to future-proof it to ensure that it remains at the leading edge of Saab’s product portfolio.
“Since 2009, our technical and exercise training support staff have effectively been embedded within the British Army, supporting up to seven exercises per year. Saab sees this contract extension as recognition of the strong working relationship we have developed with the British Army and the MoD,” says Åsa Thegström, head of business unit Training & Simulation, at Saab business area Dynamics.
The DTES simulates the effects of direct and indirect fire, track individual instrumented troops and vehicles and gather training data in real time. The data is then used to inform the After Action Review process, facilitating objective assessment and validation of military units prior to going on operations.
“ Saab is delighted to have been awarded this latest contract. Continued UK investment in DTES, together with Saab’s continued investment in its development, highlights the enduring requirement for deployable and agile training solutions,” says Andrew Walton, head of country unit UK and Ireland at Saab market area Europe.
The contract has a total value of SEK210 million (approximately $26million).
Dr. Alix Valenti