Saab Signs Extension Contract With the British Army
Defence and security company Saab and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a two year extension contract for the Deployable Tactical Engagement Simulation training system (DTES) Managed Service, used by the British Army. The order amounts to £ 11.7 million (approx. SEK 121 million), and was registered during the first quarter of 2012.
Since August 2009, Saab has delivered a Managed Service to the British Army for their combined training. It provides full technical and operational support to Battle Groups exercising in the harsh environment of Kenya.
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“We consider this extended contract to be a symbol of the strong partnership between Saab and the British Army, and a renewal of our commitment as a highly trusted overall training provider to a first class military customer. The Saab team in Kenya is well placed to continue to strengthen our position and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with the British Army,” says Henrik Höjer, Managing Director Training & Simulation at Saabs business area Security and Defence Solutions.
During the last three years of the contract, Saab has supported more than twenty exercises including one in which the entire system and its associated personnel were deployed to the UK and Salisbury Plain to support Mission Specific Training (MST).
In addition, Saab provides live simulation for UK MoD training in Afghanistan, Canada, Germany and the UK mainland.
The extended contract includes new and improved capabilities such as Medical Treatment Simulation, improved After Action Review facilities and Engagement Feedback Devices.
Earlier this year Saab was proud to receive a contract extension from the UK MoD for the Collective Counter-IED Trainer (CCT), in order to continue to provide the UK MoD with world class training for the detection of improvised explosive devices. This training continues to save lives. This contract was communicated on March 16.
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Source : Saab AB (OMX Stockholm: SAAB B)