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Latvia orders Saab’s RBS 70 missiles

23rd October 2015 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Latvia Ministry of Defence has placed an order for RBS 70 missiles with Saab, the company announced on 22 October. 

The deliveries under the order, which is a part of Latvia’s long-term plan to further increase its air defense capabilities, are scheduled during 2015-2016. Under the contract, the company will deliver training, missiles and associated equipment. An option for additional orders in included.

Anna Fröjd, head of market area Nordic and Baltic, Saab, said: ‘The RBS 70 is a modern system with a long lifespan. We can see that an increasing number of customers are taking advantage of its flexible design, which allows for the system to be continuously upgraded and adapted to evolving needs.’

Raimonds Bergmanis, Latvian Minister of Defence, said: ‘Anti-missile defense is one of our main and strategic priorities in order to strengthen Latvia's defense and security. The agreement between Saab and the Ministry of Defence of Republic of Latvia will demonstrate excellent cooperation between Sweden and Latvia which builds trust and confidence with regard to the security in the region.’

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