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Irish Army exercises with RBS 70 NG

29th September 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Irish Army has completed a series of live-firings of the RBS 70 and RBS 70 NG MANPAD missile system, Saab announced on 25 September.

The exercise was conducted over a period of four days at the Saab Bofors Test Center in Karlskoga, Sweden.

Ten missiles were fired against aerial and static surface targets. Eight missiles were fired from the RBS 70 system against both target types and two missiles were fired from the RBS 70 NG, also at both target types.

The RBS 70 is a man-portable laser-guided surface-to-air missile designed for use by infantry and light vehicles to engage helicopters and low-flying aircraft.

Görgen Johansson, SVP and head of Saab’s business area Dynamics, said: ‘The firing was a huge success with great results from the operators engaging the targets, both with the RBS 70 and the RBS 70 NG.

‘We have been working closely with the Irish Army in supporting their ambition to improve their air defence capability and we will continue doing so in the future. We are looking forward to more firings together with the customer.’

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