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Saab, Lockheed Martin update VTESS code

5th November 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, has received a change order to the previously awarded Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (VTESS) contract to provide modernised VTESS code for the US Army.

In July 2017, the US Army awarded Lockheed Martin and Saab a contract to provide a tactical firing and targeting system VTESS for combat vehicles to enable soldiers to conduct live, highly realistic combat exercises using existing platforms and weapons systems.

Under the approximately $17.7 million change order, Lockheed Martin and Saab will update current Instrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) VTESS hardware and software to make it compatible with international interoperability laser interface standards. This will in turn enable the US military to train concurrently with NATO and other allies now and in the future.

The VTESS code modernisation effort will integrate one-way and ballistic simulations and provide integration into a common optical communication architecture. Legacy MILES will also be able to interoperate with the modernised systems.

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