Today the procurement contract for the heavy-weight anti-ship Missile System RBS15 Mk3 from Saab was signed by the German Federal Procurement Agency and prime contractor Diehl BGT Defence. The value of the contract for Saab Bofors Dynamics, who is the system design authority, is MSEK 350. The co-operation agreement with Diehl BGT Defence encompasses development, production and marketing.
“This is a breakthrough for the RBS15 Mk3, and we are naturally both pleased and proud that the German Navy has chosen us and our business partner. This also makes Germany the first NATO navy to operate the RBS15 Mk3 system,” says Tomas Samuelsson, President of Saab Bofors Dynamics.
The ordered missile systems will arm Germany’s new K130-class corvettes, which are currently under construction.
“Thanks to this contract, we can now look forward to the RBS15 Mk3 system becoming the German Navy’s standard for heavy missiles,” Tomas Samuelsson adds.
The RBS15 Mk3 is a powerful, versatile Surface-to-Surface Missile system with a range of more than 200 km and the added capability to combat land targets. Sweden and Germany are planning to further develop the system jointly and adapt it to new future requirements.