UK MoD issues Saab DFWES support contract
Saab has signed on to support the British Army’s Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator System (DFWES) under a new contract with the UK Ministry of Defence, announced on 31 March. The agreement is worth approximately £20 million.
Under the three year contract, Saab will support and service the DFWES, which is used by the British Army for live collective Battle Group training. Saab has supported the system since 1994.
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.
Henrik Höjer, vice president and managing director training and simulation, Saab, said: ‘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.’
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