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SAAB signs contract extension for DFWES

14th April 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab has been awarded a contract extension by the UK Ministry of Defence to continue the provision of support and services for the British Army's Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator (DFWES) system, the company announced on 12 April.

The three year contract extension is worth approximately $27 million.

DFWES is a high-fidelity laser based tactical engagement simulation system that allows mounted and dismounted troops to simulate the effects of direct and indirect fire. All weapon systems and vehicles - from small arms through to main battle tanks - are simulated, and all training data can be gathered to assess performance and enhance learning through an informed after action review process.

DFWES also integrates fully deployable urban, counter IED and full motion video training capabilities, which enables realistic and challenging training for the participants.

The simulation system supports British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Marine training. This contract supports the UK's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the Infantry Battle School, as well as the UK's Collective Training Environments in Canada and at Salisbury Plain, in addition to overseas and multinational exercises.

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