Saab extends the time period for the Swedish Air Force's anti-ship missile

Saab has signed a contract with FMV (the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) regarding the introduction of life-extending measures for the Air Force's RBS15F anti-ship missile.

The contract that was signed between FMV and Saab involves the replacement of lifetime-limiting components and the implementation of extended testing in connection with the standard maintenance, which is continuously taking place at Saabs facility in Arboga.

The order is worth MSEK 77 with an option allowing the customer to extend the contract in the near future. The work is expected to take place over a 3-year period.

"The agreement makes it possible to cost-effectively maintain a missile system which, with extremely high performance, can be used by the Armed Forces for many years,” says Mats Pettersson, Head of division Logtronics within the Saab business area Support and Services.

RBS15F was put into service by the Swedish Air Force at the end of the 1980s as the main weapon for combating marine vessels. The missile was initially carried by the AJ37 Viggen but is now one of JAS39 Gripen's armaments.

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