Saab signs extended DTES contract with UK MOD
Saab has announced that it has signed a two year extension contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the Deployable Tactical Engagement Simulation training system (DTES) Managed Service, used by the British Army. The order amounts to £11.7 million (approx. SEK 121 million), and was announced 12 April 2012.
Saab has delivered a managed service to the British Army for their combined training since August 2009. It provides full technical and operational support to Battle Groups exercising in the harsh environment of Kenya.
During the last three years of the contract, Saab has supported more than twenty exercises including one in which the entire system and its associated personnel were deployed to the UK and Salisbury Plain to support Mission Specific Training (MST). The extended contract includes new and improved capabilities such as Medical Treatment Simulation, improved After Action Review facilities and Engagement Feedback Devices.
In addition, Saab provides live simulation for UK MOD training in Afghanistan, Canada, Germany and the UK mainland. The company also signed a contract extension with the UK MOD in March 2012 to continue its the Collective Counter-IED Trainer (CCT) managed service with the British Army.
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