Saab receives orders from MoD for Army training capabilities

Defence and security company Saab has received additional orders from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to enhance its existing provision of live training capabilities to the British Army abroad and in the UK.

The orders, which amount to approximately SEK221m (£21.7m), include the provision of additional simulators for weapons and target systems under the current Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator (DFWES) programme to support Mission Specific Training (MST) on Salisbury Plain Training Area.

An extension to the contract provides instrumental C-IED training capability as part of a managed training service.

In support of the UK training effort later this year, the complete Deployed Tactical Engagement Systems (D-TES) capability will be shipped from Kenya to the UK and deployed to Salisbury Plain.