Denmark’s defense procurement agency (DALO) has entered into a framework agreement with Swedish defense contractor Saab for the delivery of a new live training solution.
The framework agreement has a duration of 15 years, with a potential order value of approximately DKK 550 million (approx. US$81.1M) over the period.
The framework agreement will enable the Danish Armed Forces to place orders for all the necessary equipment for Saab’s live training solutions to establish a mobile exercise control (EXCON). The agreement also covers onsite support, service, spare parts, repair and education.
The aim for this agreement is to enable the Danish Army to conduct live training exercises where the weapons effect will have a realistic, simulated impact on manoeuvres to boost the Army’s training.
“This agreement will ensure that the Danish Army are equipped with the market leading, flexible training solutions and required training capability. Our training solutions will enable them to train fully deployable at the point-of-need, and as close to reality as possible, while remaining fully interoperable with other nations,” says Åsa Thegström, head of Saab’s business unit Training & Simulation.
“This solution will enhance our training capability and secure our long-term possibility to train our forces, within as well as across borders, with our allied nations for a long time going forward. It will also ensure immediate feedback and integration of the various entities on the battlefield, providing exercises with full realism and maximized training effect. It is very important for us that the full integration and interoperability with the current vehicle systems already in use relies on the supplier of the system enabling the full operational use domestically and abroad,” says René Ulbjerg Toft, Deputy Technical Director, Command Support, DALO.
Saab announced the contract with Denmark after previously securing an order with the US Marine Corps for the delivery of the service’s new live training capability known as Force on Force Training Systems – Next (FoFTS-Next).