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Saab to operate German Army’s GÜZ

3rd December 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab will operate the German Army’s Combat Training Centre, Gefechtsübungszentrum Heer (GÜZ) between 2020 and 2026 under a new contract announced on 2 December.

The company will provide management and maintenance of all live simulation training equipment, communication infrastructure and the exercise control centre.

Saab will also provide additional logistical services such as the servicing of vehicles and radio equipment, storage and handling of weapons and ammunition, transportation of military personnel and the overall sustainment of GÜZ.

GÜZ is also used by other military customers including the Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, US 7th Army, and from 2020 the British Army.

The company has partnered with Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft to deliver the programme.

Åsa Thegström, head of business unit Training & Simulation at Saab’s business area Dynamics, said: ‘We are pleased to have been awarded the contract to support GÜZ. Within Saab we have years of experience delivering these type of services to major NATO and Partnership for Peace customers. We are looking forward for a great collaboration with the people behind the day-to-day operations at GÜZ, both Bundeswehr and our new colleagues.'

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