Will deliver a simulator cabin for the Archer artillery system by the end of 2024
The fast-growing and high-technology Swedish defence company W5 Solutions-listed on Nasdaq First North- signs contract with the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, KMW, the European market leader for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles. The contract applies to the order W5 Solutions informed about 2022-11-30 and covers the design and manufacture of an interchangeable Archer simulator cabin. Optional cabins can be ordered within the contract and the value of the order for the first cabin is now published, which amounts to SEK 15 million.
The Vehicle Egress Trainer developed by KMW is equipped with specially manufactured vehicle cabins and simulate rollovers. Today the Swedish Armed Forces have three Vehicle Egress Trainer systems to train egress from CV90 cabins. The CV90 cabins were previously designed and manufactured by W5.
“We are proud to continue our work together with our long-term business partner KMW. For more than 20 years we have delivered development, production, and in-service support of simulator hardware cabins for CV90 and Leopard tanks to KMW. This order means that we continue to grow within our business area Simulation and further contribute to strengthening Sweden’s defence capabilities” says Johan Schmitz, Sales Manager within simulation at W5 Solutions.
“We are happy to again establish a team with W5 Solutions for the important Swedish market. The cooperation with W5 Solutions resulted in a very successful Vehicle Egress Trainer for CV90 which is in heavy use since 2014 at the Swedish Armed Forces. The reactivation of the same team makes us confident, that KMW as a system integrator will again be able to supply the Swedish Armed Forces with the highest quality simulation systems, KMW is standing for. We are looking forward to realize another fruitful and successful project together with our partner W5” says Fabian Viehöfer, Executive Manager HW Development at KMW Training and Simulation.
W5 delivers modular and high-fidelity simulator hardware within the simulation domain ranging from complete systems to components. The portfolio is extensive and includes, among others, simulators for fighter jets, anti-aircraft defence systems, combat vehicles and trains.
Information regarding this order has been disclosed in an earlier press release https://w5solutions.com/mfn_news/w5-solutions-will-receive-a-contract-to-manufacture-an-archer-artillery-system-simulator-cabin-for-kmw-krauss-maffei-wegmann/. Today’s press release is a notification of further details as W5 Solutions now has received a formal order from KMW.