Saab has signed a framework agreement for life fire training systems with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (FMA).

The four-year agreement, signed after an open international competition, covers all branches of Norwegian defence, the company announced on 1 February. The first order under the framework agreement was placed in January and will be delivered in October. The contract includes targetry equipment, such as fixed and portable lifter systems, moving infantry and armoured vehicle targets, command systems, and LOMAH (Location of Miss and Hit) sensors, which accurately record and display hit patterns. The system is flexible and can be easily configured to each user’s specific requirements. Training is also included for users and personnel from the customer’s technical workshops.

Saab has a solid relationship with the Norwegian armed forces stretching back to the ’60s, which is when targetry equipment was supplied to multiple firing ranges. This new contract covers training sites across Norway, from the south all the way to the Barents Sea. Norway is receiving a cost-effective, flexible, and user-friendly training system,” commented Manager of the Training & Simulation business unit in Saab’s Dynamics business area, Åsa Thegström.

"Saab won this contract in open competition with several international companies. The market responded very well to our ITT (Invitation To Tender), and we were able to evaluate the various proposals alongside one another, which assures us that we have signed a favourable contract. The framework agreement with Saab presents future opportunities to further upgrade several firing ranges. The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency is very pleased with this contract, and looks forward to working with Saab,” added Head of Section, FMA Land Systems, Espen Hansen Aspås.

The Norwegian order for live fire training systems covers a wide range of Saab’s targetry and range equipment. (Photo: Saab Group)

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