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I/ITSEC 2016: Saab to upgrade US Army training systems

22nd November 2016 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab has received three orders to add interoperability upgrades to the US Army's training systems to meet national and European forward deployment requirements, it announced on 21 November.

The US Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) awarded the orders to provide OSAG 2.0 interoperability upgrades to the US 7th Army Training Command's (ATC) Deployable Instrumentation System Europe (DISE) and Combat Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (CVTESS).

Once implemented the upgrades will enable soldiers to configure their training system lasers to use either MILES Communication Code (MCC), which is primarily used in US training, or the OSAG 2.0 standard, used by most nations in Europe, for training engagements in any theatre with multinational units.

Developed by Saab OSAG 2.0 is a software code that allows ballistic simulation of ammunition used in anti-tank and vehicle weapons when firing with laser transmitters.

DISE provides deployable, instrumented live training capability that comprises tactical engagement simulation system lasers and detectors, exercise control, battle tracking, data collection and rapid after action review (AAR) capability for live training events.

The company will also deliver OSAG 2.0 with CVTESS capability for the M1 Abrams main battle tank, the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle and brackets for OPFOR vehicles.

Saab has previously delivered similar instrumentation training and CVTESS systems to the US for Homestation and Combat Training Center (CTC) warfighter readiness training, from company to brigade forces.

The upgraded DISE capability will be deployed throughout Europe, supporting Training Support Activity Europe (TSAE) for joint and multinational forces.

For more from I/ITSEC 2016, see our dedicated news page.

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