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U.S. Army to Procure Saab Advanced IED Simulators for Slovenia

The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has a requirement to procure two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Advanced Simulators with roadside bomb kits and associated components.

The IED Advanced Simulators must be capable of being operated/tracked from the existing instrumentation system (MORS – Tactical Simulation Training System (TSTS)/WinExcon) produced and fielded to Slovenia by Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Saab Defense and Security USA LLC (SDAS).

Specifications for the IED Advanced Simulator kit include:

  • Built-in short range radio transmitter for effect on nearby PDD player units only
  • DAN Radio for communication with the WinExCon
  • GPS to give it location, includes a detector belt to allow for effects such as Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) clearing fire, includes speaker Unit for set up/explosion sound effects
  • Command wire detonator and remote detonator (up to 50m)

The new simulators must additionally be capable of having a casualty effect (i.e. kill, wound) over the existing Personnel Detection Devices (PDDs) previously fielded to Slovenia.

Due to the aforementioned requirements for interoperability and compatibility of the IED Advanced Simulators with the existing SDAS instrumentation system and PDDs, this requirement will result in a Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) sole-source contract to SDAS.

The total contract value for this effort is estimated at $333K.

Additional details are available via Solicitation Number: W900KK-19-R-0033.

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