MSPO 2021: SAAB to deliver training systems to Polish Armed Forces
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According to information published on September 7, 2021, Swedish company, SAAB has signed a contract for the delivery of several live training systems and services to the Polish Armed Forces. The total order value is approximately 1 billion SEK and comprises the supply of a complete live training solution for a reinforced mechanized battalion and four training centers for company size units. The contract period is 2021 to 2026 including support over a period of three years.
Saab’s laser simulators are used by the British, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, and US Armed Forces. The system is the NATO standard gunnery and combat simulator for armored vehicles and anti-tank weapons. (Picture source SAAB)
This order will ensure that the Polish Armed Forces are equipped with innovative, flexible training solutions and the required training capability. This will enable the customer to train as close to reality as possible, domestically as well as at the point of need in international collaborations. The solution includes capabilities such as Saab’s latest exercise control (EXCON) and communication systems, as well as the latest generation hi-fidelity simulators for soldiers, weapons, and vehicles.
The support component comprises deployable, integrated logistics and operational support to the Polish Armed Forces.
“This is an important investment and a long-term solution which will increase the training capabilities of the Polish Armed Forces, both in the national and allied dimension. The obtained systems will allow for their integration with other simulation systems used by Polish Armed Forces and allied armies, and in particular, will contribute to an effective training co-operation with the United States Army,” says Col. Artur Kuptel, Chief of the Polish Armament Inspectorate.
“By choosing a Saab solution, Poland will remain fully interoperable with NATO and other allied nations. Winning this multi-year contract confirms Saab as a world-leading provider of scalable, deployable, and high-fidelity live training solutions,” says Åsa Thegström, Head of Saab’s business unit Training & Simulation.
Through innovative use of technology and well-proven training philosophy, Saab offers world-leading training solutions and capabilities enabling interoperability and true realism for land forces