A new "boost" for the Saab antishipmissile RBS15

Saab Bofors Dynamics have signed an agreement with Swedish Defence
Materiel Administration (FMV) and the Finnish Naval Headquarters for the
acquisition of improved boost rocket motors for the RBS15 system.

The motors will replace the present motors on the RBS15 systems in the
Swedish and Finnish navies and will also be used for the new RBS15 Mk3
systems. The selected motor supplier is ROXEL France, a French
subsidiary of ROXEL SAS, having a wide experience in developing rocket
motors for tactical missiles. The new motor design involves significant
improvements in areas such as Insensitive Munitions and exhaust plume

The order value is approximately 10 MEUR.

- We are very pleased to continue our exceptionally good co-operation
with the Finnish Navy and FMV in yet another project says Gunnar Språng,
Vice President Air/Sea Missile Systems.

The RBS15 family, with its latest member Mk3, is a highly sophisticated
Anti-Ship Missile system which can engage targets at long ranges (200+
km) during day and night under all weather conditions. The missile
possesses a high hit probability by the incorporation of a flexible pre-
launch programmable intelligent seeker with outstanding ECM resistance.
It has a high defence penetration capability by a stealthy approach
featuring very low terminal trajectory with a set of evasive manoeuvres
and re-attack. It is designed to operate in naval scenario ranging from
blue water to littoral warfare including naval land attack missions.

The new boost rocket motor is in line with the continuos improvement of
the RBS15 Mk3 system, with which Saab Bofors Dynamics has the ambition
to fulfil and exceed expectations from present and future customers in
the coming decades.

Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its
main operations on defence, aviation and space. The group covers a broad
spectrum of competence and capability in systems integration.

For further information, please contact:
Gunnar Språng, Saab Bofors Dynamics, phone: +46 13 18 61 10


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