Military Operations in Urban Terrain : Saab and Capgemini
Saab in partnership with Capgemini
France is selected for MOUT definition study by the French DGA. June 16, 2004.
Saab Training Systems, Huskvarna, Sweden, in partnership with
Capgemini France, Paris, has been selected by the French DGA (Délégation
Générale pour l’Armement) to conduct a definition study for the future French
MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) Combat Training Centre CENZUB
(Centre d’Entraînement aux actions en Zone Urbaine) based in France (Sissonne).
- We are proud to be selected in the face of keen competition
for the definition study. Our success in the area of instrumented training
centers has lead to the development of our urban training capability enabling
units to train the full spectrum of warfighting and peace keeping from open to
urban terrain, says Johan Ohlson, CEO for Saab Training Systems.
The principal mission of the centre will be combined arms
training at battalion level in an urban environment. The centre will cater for a
broad spectrum of training from basic street craft and building entry up to
tactical exercises with direct/indirect fire effects on buildings. This broad
training capability will require a modular and scalable simulation
infrastructure that can readily be adapted to meet the phased levels of training
and mission objectives with their attendant changes in the rules of engagement.
The first part of the definition study will consist of
defining the architecture of the proposed centre and the second part a detailed
definition of simulation, instrumentation, exercise command and control together
with logistic support. At the end of the contract period a series of
demonstrations will be performed.
Saab is one of the world’s leading high-technology
companies, with its main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space.
The Group covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems
integration. Saab has the world as its market, but research, development and
production are carried out principally in Sweden. The Group has a total of
approximately 13,000 employees. Total annual sales are SEK 17,250 million.
Research and development corresponds to about 20 per cent of turnover. More
information is available at www.saab.se
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of
Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, has a unique way of working
with its clients, which it calls the Collaborative Business Experience.
Through commitment to mutual success and the achievement of tangible value,
the company helps businesses implement growth strategies, leverage technology,
and thrive through the power of collaboration. Capgemini employs approximately 55,000
people (as of January 1, 2004) and reported 2003 global revenues of 5.754
billion euros. More information about individual service lines, offices and
research is available at www.capgemini.com
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