|SAAB Press Release|
Saab signs support contract with British Army
The three-year contract includes support and service of the Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator System used by the British Army.
Defence and security company Saab and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) have signed a three-year contract for support and service of the Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator System (DFWES), used by the British Army. The order amounts to MSEK 220.
Since 1994, Saab has supplied and operationally supported the DFWES system, which is designed to enable live, collective battle group training in the UK, Canada and, on a smaller scale, in Germany.
"This new contract, extending the use of the capability, is proof of the strong relationship between Saab and the British Army, and a renewal of our commitment as a highly trusted overall training provider to a leading military customer," says Henrik Höjer, VP and MD Training and Simulation at Saab.
DFWES is an appended precision laser-based tactical engagement system for vehicles/armour and anti-tank weapons in force-on-force exercises to simulate the effect of weapon engagements that enables realistic and challenging training.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.
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Issued by: Saab, Johannesburg - 2014-04-01 08:32:00