Saab Defense and Security USA (SDAS) Training and Simulation develops, manufactures, fields and supports products and services to the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard and Department of Energy in the live, virtual and constructive domains. Saab's product line contains the industry's highest-performing training equipment while maintaining cost-effectiveness, reliability and durability. It is Saab's mission to be the leading and most responsive provider of innovative and adaptive defense training capabilities to customers worldwide. SDAS Training and Simulation has supported the U.S. armed forces and homeland security with targets, laser simulators and instrumentation training products for more than 30 years.
Product and Services
Saab is leveraging its very successful Combat Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (CVTESS) program with the Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to develop the next generation of Instrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (IMILES) components. Saab’s contribution to the U.S. Army’s IMILES Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (VTESS) program includes components that are being developed for Soldiers around the world. These components consist primarily of high-fidelity laser transmitters and laser detectors. The long-, medium- and short-range laser transmitters simulate the weapons of various combat vehicles from their main battle gun to vehicle-mounted weapons, such as the 50-caliber M2 and 7.62-mm M240. Saab is also developing and producing laser detectors that turn tactical and combat vehicles into vulnerable targets for opposing forces (OPFOR). The components will be used to provide realistic, hands-on training for combat and tactical vehicles, as well as OPFOR vehicle crews during exercises such as Joint National Training Center rotations and homestation instrumented training. The key difference from previously developed wireless laser transmitters and detectors includes the implementation of componentized architecture via implementation of the Live Training Engagement Composition (LTEC) framework, an open architecture Live Training Transformation (LT2) component. LTEC uses service-oriented architecture to provide a live training framework that passes messages over the Live Player Area Network (LPAN) using the Zigbee wireless protocol. The components provided by Saab are the result of leaning forward with over 18 months of independent research and development (IR&D) investments. Saab has implemented scalable production and reconfigurable production to meet demand surges. With its OSAG 2 architecture, Saab strengthens U.S. force-on-force interoperability with many European countries. This is critical in supporting multinational coalition training missions and is gaining strength throughout the Baltics and Eastern Europe.