MANPACK 300 and Networked Base Stations Across Force
On 20 April, Saab announced that the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, has awarded it a contract valued at SEK51 million (€4.9 million) for training systems for the Swedish Army. Deliveries, which are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, include MANPACK 300 training systems to most army regiments and a number of networked base stations.
MANPACK 300, used for controlling, monitoring and collecting training data for analysis of exercises, comes with commercial 4G functionality. This upgraded system will give the Swedish Army an improved capability during exercises. The base stations come in the form of mobile containers, which will give the army the opportunity to deploy the equipment and practice anywhere.
Saab´s Exercise Control (EXCON) is used in all training systems being delivered to the regiments. Excon is an interoperable software tool, designed to help prepare, plan, execute, control and evaluate training exercises. Saab´s instrumented training systems will now be part of the Swedish army´s training facilities and allow for training from platoon up to company level.