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Ireland orders RBS 70 missiles

18th December 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab has received a $5.81 million order from the Irish Defence Force for its RBS 70 Bolide missiles, the company announced on 12 December.

Bolide is a fourth generation, all-target very short range air defence missile. With a range of over 9km and with altitude coverage of up to 5,000m, Bolide gives the RBS 70 the ability to provide protection from a wide range of threats including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, cruise missiles and UAS.

Delivery of the systems will take place in 2019-2022.

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