The Brazilian Army Placed an Order for the Saab RBS 70 NG System
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – This Monday (14th January 2019) Saab came out with the news that the Brazilian Army has placed an order for deliveries of the Saab’s latest generation of the RBS 70 man-portable air defence system – RBS 70 NG, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
The Brazilian Army’s first order of the latest RBS 70 NG version, which will significantly improve their air defence capability. The current RBS 70 system has been in service with the Brazilian Army since 2014 and was a part of the protection of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Saab portfolio of short-range ground-based air defence missile systems includes the RBS 70 and the RBS 70 NG. The RBS 70 (Robotsystem 70; in this context, in Swedish, “robot” means “missile”) is a man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS) developed for the purposes of anti-aircraft warfare in all climate zones and with little to no support from other forces. It was originally designed and manufactured by the Swedish defence firm of Bofors Defence, now Saab Bofors Dynamics. With more than 1,600 launchers and over 17,000 missiles delivered to nineteen countries, the RBS 70 system has an impressive track-record on the market. In 2011, Saab Bofors Dynamics announced the introduction of the new RBS 70 New Generation (RBS 70 NG) with an improved sighting system capable of night vision and improved training and after-action review features.
Besides the RBS 70 NG system, the order of the Brazilian Army also covers training systems, camouflage systems, as well as other associated equipment.
Görgen Johansson, Head of Saab business area Dynamics, commented, “We welcome the Brazilian Army as our latest customer for the RBS 70 NG. We see their decision to continue to select us as clear proof of their confidence in Saab’s state of the art air defence solution. The RBS 70 NG offers a day/night capability, unjammable laser guidance and an automatic target tracker that ensures the missile hits its target.”
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Source: Saab, Wikipedia