Cutting-Edge KNDS simulators for Swedish Armed Forces

February 13, 2024 - In future, Swedish armed forces will be carrying out their LEOPARD 2 training using the latest generation of cutting-edge Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG (KNDS) simulators.

The agreement concluded between the Swedish Procurement Office (FMV) and KNDS involves the supply of a total of 18 high-fidelity simulators. The combination of turret and driving simulators makes it possible to train at the Land Warfare Center in Skövde as entire companies and in platoon strength as well as at vehicle level at three more sites in Sweden.

Using cutting-edge software and hardware, the training systems boast elements including a fully functional integration of the loader position using a weapons simulator as well as an over-the-hatch vision system solution for the commander. The system also includes the integration of the Swedish C2 Mark management system.

The Swedish armed forces have been using Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG simulation technology for 25 years.

Christian Budde
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
Krauss-Maffei-Str. 11
D-80997 München
Tel.:  +49 89 8140-5498
Fax: +49 89 8140-4977

KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems) is the result of the association of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter, two of the leading European manufacturers of military land systems based in Germany and France.

KNDS forms a Group of around 9,000 employees, with a 2022 turnover of 3.2 billion euro, an order backlog of around 11 billion euro and incoming orders of 3.4 billion euro. The range of its products includes main battle tanks, armored vehicles, artillery systems, weapons systems, ammunition, military bridges, customer services, battle management systems, training solutions, protection solutions and a wide range of equipment.

The formation of KNDS represents the beginning of consolidation in land defense systems industry in Europe. The strategic alliance between KMW and Nexter enhances both groups’ competitiveness and international positions, as well as their ability to meet the needs of their respective national army. In addition, it offers to its European and NATO customers the opportunity of increased standardization and interoperability for their defense equipment, with a dependable industrial base.

KNDS headquarters are based in Amsterdam.

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