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Saab clinches another combat training system contract

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Swedish defense technology company Saab has secured another contract for the delivery of its simulation technology for combat training.

The latest customer is Finland, whose defense forces have signed a SEK 152 million (approx. US$16.1M) contract for the delivery of combat training simulators to supplement the live training solutions already in use.

Saab revealed the deal with Finland after signing a deal with Denmark for the delivery of a new live training solution last month. In 2021, the company signed multi-million deals with Poland and the US Marine Corps for the deliveries of live training systems.

The Finnish contract includes an upgrade of a military training facility in Pori brigade and its equipment, as well as other individual types of simulators with eight separate troop units. The purpose of the products ordered is to continue the use of the training simulators until the end of 2032.

“Our innovative and flexible training solutions will secure Finland’s training capability for the next decade, allowing them to train with the highest degree of realism,” says Åsa Thegström, head of Saab’s business unit Training & Simulation.

“This contract provides the Finnish defense forces with a further enhanced live training capability, which will enable us to improve the capabilities of the defense forces, both within the national border as well as in multinational collaborations with partners,” says Colonel Kari Pietiläinen, Assistant Chief of Staff, Training Division (J7), Defence Command of Finnish Defence Forces.