Saab won contract to upgrade Bulgarian Armed Forces' live training equipment 21210152

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Saab won contract to upgrade Bulgarian Armed Forces' live training equipment
Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC (SDAS) has signed a contract with the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to produce and field an upgrade and expansion to its previously fielded live training equipment for the Bulgarian Armed Forces (BAF).
Saab won contract to upgrade Bulgarian Armed Forces live training equipment 640 001Saab will produce and field an upgraded live training equipment for the Bulgarian Armed Forces
Saab Defense and Security USA’s Training and Simulation unit is responsible for delivery of the new and upgraded equipment. The Deployable Instrumented Training System (DITS) hardware will be integrated into the Bulgarian Armed Forces existing training systems.

"We are honored to have been selected by the U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales office and the Bulgarian Armed Forces for a delivery of this nature," said Cyndi Turner, Vice President and General Manager for the Training and Simulation business unit at SDAS. "This contract is important in that it increases the training capability of our NATO allies and helps garner strength and stability in Eastern Europe.

Saab’s DITS is a mobile, computerized radio controlled instrumentation system that supports combined arms training for mechanized and infantry forces. Throughout the past five years, Saab has fielded a combined total of 33 mobile instrumentation systems to the U.S. Army, Navy SEALs and the U.S. Marine Corps through their Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System (I-TESS). DITS is modular and scalable allowing exercise support from platoon through brigade task force level.

The instrumentation combines a global positioning system and radio technology to track each player and to communicate that player’s position and status to an exercise control system. The instrumentation system communicates with currently fielded tactical engagements systems such as the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES). Each direct fire round expended is recorded and the effect is captured for the After Action Review (AAR).

A comprehensive AAR consists of graphic modeling of all events at any location in the exercise area such as pairing images for direct fire engagements or fall of shot for indirect fire missions. Objective data on key parameters such as rounds fired, target hits, wounded and killed status is viewable with an easy to use Graphical User Interface (GUI) in the command and control console.