Saab has signed a contract on deliveries of the RBS 70 ground based air defence system to the Finnish Army. The order is worth 26 million EUR.
The contract covers further deliveries of the RBS 70 ground-based air defence system. First deliveries of materiel are scheduled for 2011.
“This is very positive and it further proves the capability of the RBS 70 system which until now has been exported to 18 countries located on all five continents,” says Tomas Samuelsson, Head of Business Area Dynamics.
A complete missile system
RBS 70 is a complete missile system with the potential for being integrated with most wheeled and tracked vehicles.
The 4th generation of the RBS 70 system has non-cooled laser transmitter minimising reaction times and logistic support. The 4th generation system incorporates the BOLIDE all-target missile, BORC clip-on thermal imager, a digital IFF Interrogator, a PC-based training simulator and an external power supply for training.
Because of its long intercept range in the head-on sector 8 km, RBS 70 really belongs to a class other than the VSHORAD.
Operational on all continents
RBS 70 is currently operational or procured by 23 users, in 18 countries, on all continents and used in arctic, desert as well as tropical environments. It is, in addition to Army users, also operational with other services such as Air Force, Navy and Marines. More than 16,000 missiles in four generations have been produced.
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