Saab has signed a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces for the delivery of BT46 training systems to the Finnish Army.
In 2015 the Finnish Defence Forces ordered 100 Leopard 2A6 MBTs from the Dutch Army which included BT46 training systems from Saab Training & Simulation.
Saab has now received an additional order from the customer for an upgrade of the training systems. The upgraded systems will be placed at two regiments, the armor brigade at Parolannummi and the KASI site in Säkylä. KASI is the Finnish Army’s mobile Combat Training Centre. Deliveries will take place during 2016, the company said in a statement Monday.
“Finland has used Saab’s training simulators since 1980 and in the mobile combat training center (KASI) since 2004. The Finnish Defence Forces can now train up to battalion and brigade level, which really strengthens their capability in the field”, says Anders Gardberg, head of Saab in Finland.
Included in the contract are new control panels, Computer and Interface Units (MVI), transport boxes, cables, Finnish manuals, new tactical radio interfaces and a support contract. With these upgrades the training capability of the Finnish Army will increase.
The BT46 system is a simulator system for fire training with different weapons and with realistic and tacitical combat exercises in field.
Saab provides the Finnish army with expert training support for KASI, its mobile Combat Training Centre (CTC). Saab sets up, supports and moves the mobile combat training centre to different training sites. This provides soldiers and officers in the Finnish Army with exceptional resources for tactical training at all levels. The KASI system, a national training resource, can be assembled in any location in Finland and is used for the pre-deployment training of international missions as well as supporting regimental combat exercises.