Swedish defence company Saab announced on 4 April that it has signed a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) for the delivery of combat training simulators to supplement the live training solutions already in use with the FDF.
The contract with a total order value of around SEK 152 million ($16 million) includes an upgrade of the Finnish military training facility in Pori brigade and its equipment, as well as other individual types of simulators with eight separate troop units. The purpose of the products ordered is to continue the use of the training simulators until the end of 2032.
Commenting on the announcement Åsa Thegström, head of Saab’s business unit Training & Simulation said: “Our innovative and flexible training solutions will secure Finland’s training capability for the next decade, allowing them to train with the highest degree of realism.”
Colonel Kari Pietiläinen, Assistant Chief of Staff, Training Division (J7), Defence Command of Finnish Defence Forces said: “This contract provides the Finnish Defence Forces with a further enhanced live training capability, which will enable us to improve the capabilities of the Defence Forces, both within the national border as well as in multinational collaborations with partners.”