Saab to Supply Advanced Training Systems to the U.S. Army

Defense and security company Saab has secured a long-term framework agreement with the U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). The framework agreement covers radio systems for communication (LT2-IRS) for live training with a potential total sum of approximately $41M USD. An initial order of approximately $3.7M USD is already secured.

The framework agreement covers the production and fielding of seven radio based communication systems over the next three years. The first system will be delivered in November 2011 with an additional instrumentation system delivered every eight months to seven U.S. Army homestations worldwide. The framework agreement covers an initial one-year term with options for two more years.

“The receipt of the contract showcases Saab’s capability, capacity and competence in the instrumentation and communication systems field,” says Lars Borgwing, President Saab Training USA.

Dan-Åke Enstedt, President of Saab North America continues, “We are very pleased to field Saab equipment for the U.S. Army under this contract and to continue providing equipment that will enhance our warfighters’ skills and capabilities. This contract is an excellent example of the technology advantage we bring to our customers.”

For further information, please contact:
Saab Press Centre
+46 (734) 180 018 

John Belanger
VP and Head of Communication, Saab North America
+1 (703) 406-7905 

Saab Training USA, a subsidiary of the international conglomerate Saab AB, is located in the Orlando Central Florida’s Research Park and has supported the U.S. Armed Forces and Homeland Defense with targets, laser simulators and instrumented training products for over 30 years.

With several locations across the United States and Canada, Saab North America provides a broad range of defense and security solutions to North American customers. Saab North America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab.

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.