Saab signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, for training systems for the Swedish Army. The order is worth SEK 51 million and deliveries will take place at the end of 2018.
Saab will deliver Manpack 300 training systems to most of the regiments in Sweden and several networked based stations. The Manpack 300 systems are used for controlling, monitoring and collecting training data for analysis of exercises, which means the Swedish Army will have improved capability during exercises. The base stations come in mobile containers, which lets the Swedish Army deploy the equipment and practice anywhere.
“With this order, the Swedish Army is upgrading and modernising its training capability. The new systems allow for larger geographical coverage for the training. It also ensures that radio communication can be recorded via the base stations, allowing the customer to evaluate that part of the training," says Åsa Thegström, head of the business unit Training and Simulation within Saab's business area Dynamics.
Saab’s Exercise Control (Excon) is used in all training systems being delivered to the regiments. Excon is a software tool designed to help prepare, plan, execute, control and evaluate training exercises. The training systems will now be part of the Swedish Army’s training facilities and allow for training from platoon level up to company level.