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