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Brazilian Army selects Saab RBS 70

3rd March 2014 - 14:40 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab will supply the RBS 70 Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) system to the Brazilian Army under a £7.4 million contract announced on 3 March. The equipment will be used to protect strategic infrastructure during a number of upcoming events in Brazil, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The contract will see the company supply RBS 70 man-portable launchers, Mk II type missiles, simulators, night vision equipment, a test set, maintenance tools, spares, associated equipment, and training for the weapon's operators and maintainers.

Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area dynamics, said: ‘This is very positive and it further proves the capability of the RBS 70 system which, by this contract, has been acquired by 19 countries located on all five continents. The system´s unique capabilities, reliability and very low life-cycle cost are highly appreciated by all users in different exacting environments.’

First deliveries of the equipment are scheduled to begin during 2014.

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