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The Belgian Army will get a complete new training centre with infantry simulators, anti-tank simulators, vehicle systems and communication systems for controlling, monitoring and collecting training data to enable detailed analysis of exercises. A corresponding contract has been signed by the Belgian MoD and Saab. The order value is approximately SEK160 million (approx. €14.9 million) with deliveries expected in 2021.

One of the requirements was interoperability with NATO, and with Saab’s training system Belgium will be capable of participating in multinational exercises. “This means Belgium will share the same standards as members in the Interoperability User Community (IUC),” explains Åsa Thegström, Head of the business unit Training & Simulation within Saab’s business area Dynamics. “They can therefore take part in multinational exercises together with, among others, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK and the U.S. 7th Army.”

Henrik Vassallo, Head of the country unit France & Benelux within Saab’s market area Europe added: “The Belgian Army has used our training systems for the last four years and have clearly seen the benefits of realistic training. This order strengthens our position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of solutions for combat training.”

Dorothee Frank