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RNLA to upgrade live training capabilities

27th May 2021 - 10:37 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Bristol, UK


Maj Sander Cruiming from the RNLA's Simulation Centre. (Photo: Trevor Nash)

The Royal Netherlands Army is about to embark on a major upgrade of its live training capability to provide enhanced training in a number of new areas.

The Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) is about to sign a contract to upgrade its laser-based Tactical Engagement Simulation System (TESS) with the OEM, Saab Training Systems.

The first equipment was contracted in 2000 for the RNLA Mobile Combat Training Centre in Marnehuizen and received FOC in 2003, but more equipment has been added over the years, most notably in 2007. That upgrade allowed the RNLA to undertake training for units up to battalion level. The last major upgrade was contracted in 2018.

Known as the Life of Type Extension (LTE), this latest upgrade will not only swop out older equipment …

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