German Army to upgrade combat vehicle sims

5th December 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Saab is to carry out a mid-life upgrade programme of the German Army’s AGDUS combat vehicle simulators, the company announced on 4 December.

The $18.9 million order continues work initiated in 2017 when Saab provided the German Army with the open laser code U-LEIS, enabling it to participate in multinational military exercises as a first step toward modernising its military training capability.

This order represents the next step in this process and includes changing obsolete hardware as well as installing new software on all vehicles, which are planned to be in use by the army until at least 2030.

The German Army’s AGDUS BT 46 system will being upgraded to the latest generation technology. The upgrade includes high fidelity training, wireless technology and augmented reality injected into sights. It also integrates with fire control systems, provides true vehicle silhouette and full ballistic laser simulation. The system is configurable for different vehicle platforms and fully compatible with previous generations.

Deliveries will take place 2020-2022.

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