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IDEB: 2010 Saab develops C-IED training system

7th May 2010 - 12:37 GMT | by Andrew White in Bratislava

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The UK’s Land Warfare Centre and Swedish company Saab have developed a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) training system to best prepare troops for operations in Afghanistan.

According to Saab which financed development of the system itself, the trainer was demonstrated to UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials in Kenya last week to much acclaim.

Saab Training Systems marketing and sales manager, Ingemar Carlsson, told LWI that the company had a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with the Land Warfare Centre for procurement of an undisclosed number of systems.

The trainer comprises a sensor which is fitted to the Vallon handheld detector, designed to

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