Saab Re­ceives rder for Nex­tGen Anti-ship Mis­sile

India Strategic - - INDUSTRY -

STOCK­HOLM.

De­fence and se­cu­rity com­pany Saab has signed a con­tract with the Swedish De­fence Material Ad­min­is­tra­tion

( F MV) for the de­vel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of the next gen­er­a­tion anti- ship mis­sile sys­tem. The to­tal or­der value amounts to SEK3.2 bil­lion and de­liv­er­ies will take place dur­ing the pe­riod 2017- 2026. The con­tract signed is a de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme of an anti-ship mis­sile sys­tem in both air- launched and ship- launched con­fig­u­ra­tions. The next gen­er­a­tion anti- ship mis­sile sys­tem will be in­te­grated on the new Gripen E fight­ers and in the Visby class corvettes.

“These next gen­er­a­tion mis­siles will pro­vide the Swedish Air Force and the Royal Swedish Navy with greatly im­proved ca­pa­bil­i­ties, com­pared to other mis­siles on the mar­ket. They will have the ca­pa­bil­ity to en­gage any tar­get, in all con­di­tions”, says Håkan Buskhe, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Saab.

The new sys­tem com­bines proven ca­pa­bil­i­ties from Saab’s anti- ship RBS15 mis­sile fam­ily with new and en­hanced ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The RBS15 mis­sile fam­ily is jointly pro­duced by Saab and Diehl De­fence GmbH & Co. KG.

The RBS15 is a mis­sile sys­tem that has been used by navies, coastal bat­ter­ies and air forces for al­most 30 years. The mis­sile sys­tem can de­feat ad­vanced threats and has a long range.

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