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Saab is proud to announce its selection as a "2015 Top Simulation and Training Company" by Military Training Technology (MT2) Magazine. MT2 Magazine features companies from around the world that have made a significant impact on military training and simulation industries across a vast array of technologies.

The Top Simulation and Training Companies were selected from a field of hundreds of nominees for providing products and services that allow U.S. airmen, Marines, sailors, soldiers, and Coast Guardsmen to train and rehearse for missions in theater, or to prepare for deployment at home stations.

Saab Defense and Security USA’s Training and Simulation unit was selected for its powerful, yet transportable, HITS (Homestation Instrumentation Training System) Man-Portable Base Station (HMPBS). This lightweight and highly effective system is a complement to the currently fielded U.S. Army HITS program.

The HMPBS provides the same capabilities of the stationary HITS with the added benefit of a cost effective and easily deployed capability for small unit live training. Prior to HMPBS, training was typically limited to a 10-kilometer radius area around the stationary HITS control tower/base station. With HMPBS, the Observer/Controller (OC) can now follow the movement of instrumented forces as far and as long as necessary; on foot, mounted or from the vantage point of a rotary wing platform, and wherever it goes: over fields, roads or water.

Using the HMPBS with the laptop-based HITS EXCON All-in-one, the system is very easily transported and the footprint is so small that the entire HMPBS and HITS EXCON All-in-one system can follow the exercise in any mobile/transportable carrier, such as a backpack or on a vehicle dashboard. The HMPBS's mobile, flexible capability is the ideal gap filler for small unit training at the point of need. Using HMPBS, a small-unit can begin effective training with full EXCON and AAR capability in just a matter of minutes and over a much larger area than ever before.

Honorees, including Saab Defense and Security USA, are published in the Military Training and Technology (MT2) Magazine's September 2015 Issue. MT2 is America's longest established and leading magazine for news and expert discussion about all aspects of military training and simulation.

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Saab Defense and Security USA LLC (SDAS) delivers advanced technology and systems to United States armed forces and other government agencies. Headquartered in Sterling Virginia, the company has business units and local employees in four states. SDAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saab Group. Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.