Another NATO country buys RBS 70

Saab Bofors Dynamics has signed a contract with Latvia regarding the RBS 70 Air Defence Missile System. The order is worth MSEK 185 for Saab. The Latvian Air Force is the end customer and user of the system.

Latvia is now the seventeenth country to acquire RBS 70. In recent years major orders for the system have also been received from Finland and Australia.

“It is very pleasing and an excellent testimony to the system that yet another NATO country has chosen the RBS 70 Air Defence Missile System. The system has been on the market for a long time and the upgraded version is now enjoying a renaissance. The recent sales success shows that it is still a world-class system,” comments Tomas Samuelsson, President of Saab Bofors Dynamics.

The Latvian contract is a combination of donated materiel from Sweden and new materiel from Saab Bofors Dynamics. The Latvian RBS 70 system will be upgraded to the most modern version with a night sight and aircraft identification equipment. The system fulfills the necessary requirements for operational use within NATO.

Deliveries will take place in 2006 and 2007.
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