In February 2012 defence and security company Saab was awarded a contract for the Deployable Instrumented Training System (DITS) for the Bulgarian Army under a Foreign Military Fund (FMF) contract by the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program of the U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The $2.4 million contract award is for a mechanized company sized system with 95 infantry sets and 10 BMP vehicles kits to be fielded in 2012. The DITS system interfaces to the U.S. developed Joint Conflict/ Combat And Tactical Simulation (JCATS) system already fielded at the Bulgarian National Center for Modeling and Simulation. The Bulgarian instrumentation system is the same as the systems fielded by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The DITS system which has been in continuous use with the U.S. Army in Europe since 2001 was deployed to Bulgaria for joint exercises in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
“Saab Training USA is able to support our allies with the same Saab developed training systems used by the U.S. forces around the world. We have been fielding training systems for the FMS program for more than a decade,” says Lars Borgwing, President of Saab Training USA.
DITS is a modular and mobile instrumentated system with modern laser simulators that provide greatly improved training capabilities over currently fielded devices used in training exercises. DITS provides exercise control, battle tracking, data collection and rapid After-Action Reviews (AARs) for live training events.
Source: Saab AB (OMX Stockholm: SAAB B)
Date: May 2, 2012