RBS 70 NG of Saab


The all-new RBS 70 next gen­er­a­tion (NG) very short-range air de­fence (VHSORAD) sys­tem which fea­tured at De­f­expo is a ver­sa­tile air de­fence sys­tem on of­fer to the In­dian Army. “We be­lieve that the RBS 70 NG meets and ex­ceeds the re­quire­ments of the In­dian Army for a sys­tem that has mul­ti­ple tar­get seek­ing and track­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, multi-launcher ca­pa­bil­ity, abil­ity to de­ploy from high mo­bil­ity ve­hi­cles and ship and sub­ma­rine naval ves­sels, abil­ity to en­gage aerial tar­gets by day and night and aerial tar­get de­tec­tion ca­pa­bil­ity,” said Bo Almqvist, Cam­paign Di­rec­tor RBS 70, Saab In­dia.

Saab’s all-new RBS 70 NG VSHORAD sys­tem with in­te­grated 24/7 all-tar­get ca­pa­bil­ity has been de­vel­oped for any com­bat sit­u­a­tion. Its in­te­grated sight­ing so­lu­tion, en­hanced mis­sile op­er­a­tor aids, un­beat­able range and un­jammable laser guid­ance com­bine to pro­duce a sys­tem with world-lead­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties. With the lat­est gen­er­a­tion of mis­sile – the BOLIDE – the RBS 70 NG is di­rected at the com­plete air and ground threat spec­trum, from fixed and rotary wing air­craft and he­li­copters down to small tar­gets such as cruise mis­siles, UAVs and ar­moured ground tar­gets like APCs. It is an ac­cu­rate, un­jammable mis­sile sys­tem which is im­mune to coun­ter­mea­sures, heat sources and clut­ter. Its salient fea­tures are: au­to­matic tar­get track­ing, in­te­grated ther­mal im­ager, visual tar­get as­sign­ment, sim­pli­fied aim­ing func­tions, si­mul­ta­ne­ous de­tec­tion of sev­eral tar­gets and all-tar­get ca­pa­bil­ity.

—Lt Gen­eral (Retd) Naresh Chand

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