Saab Receives rder for NextGen Anti-ship Missile
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.