Sweden’s Saab Training Systems has signed contracts with the German Office of Defence Technology and Procurement for delivery of the BT 46 laser simulator systems to the German army.
‘We have been delivering training systems to the German army since the mid-80s, and Germany is one of our key customers. These contracts are further confirmation that ours is the best army laser simulator system that the market has to offer,’ said Johan Ohlson, CEO for Saab Training Systems AB.
The contracts are for laser simulator systems for the Leopard tank, PAH- 1 helicopter and Wiesel TOW weapons carrier. A development contract is also in place for simulators for the Fennek armoured reconnaissance vehicle.
The BT 46 laser simulator can be used for simulating all types of direct firing weapons, from shoulder-fired anti-armour guns to main battle tanks.
The system uses the principle of two-way simulation and requires the target to be equipped with reflectors. The laser pulses emitted from the firing system are reflected back from the target, indicating the precise range to the target to be determined and is used in the ballistic calculation that assesses whether a hit has been achieved.