Saab Anti-Ship Missile RBS15 to be installed on the Visby class corvettes

Saab Anti-Ship Missile RBS15 to be installed on the Visby class
corvettes

Saab Bofors Dynamics has signed an agreement with the Swedish Defence
Materiel Administration (FMV) for the installation of Saab RBS15 Anti-
Ship Missiles on the Visby-class corvettes. The order value is 10 M
Euro.

"The integration of the Saab RBS 15 on the Visby class corvettes is
unique. This is the first time a heavy anti-ship missile system has been
integrated on a proper 'stealth' vessel," says Gunnar Språng, business
unit manager of Air and Sea Missile Systems, Saab Bofors Dynamics.

The missiles will be installed below deck (indoors) in order to maintain
the vessels unique stealth characteristics. The missiles will be fired
through specially designed hatches and the exhaust plumes will be
managed in separate canals. Deliveries will start in 2005.

The order is in line with the Swedish Armed Forces' plans for continuous
improvement of the RBS15 system. The Swedish Armed Forces has already
started the introduction of land-attack capability and intends to
introduce such functionality in the RBS15 system for demonstration
firings as soon as possible.

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 capabilities in systems
integration.

For further information, please contact:
Gunnar Språng, Saab Bofors Dynamics
phone: 070-5306395

www.saab.se



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