Czechs hold final S-10M2D firing drill
The Army of the Czech Republic on 19 June announced it has conducted its last ever live-fire exercise involving the Cold War-vintage S-10M2D anti-aircraft missile system, before it is phased out and replaced by the Saab RBS-70NG.
The S-10M2D was first used by the then- Czechoslovak People's Army in 1983.
A total of 16 remain in service with the 25th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment in Strakonice.
‘As a replacement for the S-10M2D weapon systems, we will receive the RBS-70NG anti-aircraft missile kits. We will take the first part of the delivery at the end of this year, [and] the rest during 2021,’ said Col Jaroslav Daverný, deputy commander of the Strakonice military region.
Saab signed a contract in 2018 to supply the Czech armed forces with the air defence system. The order was valued at SEK365 million ($40.3 million) and deliveries are scheduled for completion by 2021. The order also includes integration with the Czech air defence network, test equipment and training.
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