Saab received an order from the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Defence to expand the Czech’s instrumented Saab GAMER laser-based training capability. Deliveries of the new system will start in the end of 2019 and continue during 2020. The order value is MSEK 108.

With the new upgraded Tactical Training System (TSS), the Czech Army and the military police will receive a large number of additional capabilities and functionalities in their “Company Plus” sized training exercises. The order includes upgrades of the existing system, new key functions within soldier-equipped training systems, vehicle-based systems with ballistic and real time of flight simulation and also urban terrain training solutions.

“Saab’s high fidelity system will enable the Czech Army to increase its operational capabilities and to join the family of nations with interoperable training systems, which includes interoperability between all battle functions,” says Åsa Thegström, head of business unit Training & Simulation within Saab business area Dynamics.

The Czech Army acquired the first Instrumented Saab GAMER system in 2011 for the Pandur IFV and performed upgrades during 2016 for laser code interoperability (U –LEIS). With this new expansion, the Czech Army has a training system that meets their training needs.