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Saab kindles international interest with MSHORAD live firing test

6th September 2022 - 12:40 GMT | by Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo in Milan

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MSHORAD system mounted on a MARS-S330 vehicle, pictured during the latest live firing demonstration in Sweden. (Photo: Saab)

Saab expects to market its compact and portable MSHORAD for protection of mobile units such as mechanised brigades.

Saab conducted the first live firing tests of its Mobile Short-Range Air Defence (MSHORAD) system in Sweden on 30 August, in an event attended by 15 potential customers from NATO and non-NATO countries.

During the test, a total of five successful firings were executed — four by day and one at night —with an RBS 70 NG Mobile Firing Unit (MFU) on a MARS-S330 vehicle against several targets, including a DJI Matrice 300 RTK quadcopter and an elevated AS365 N3 helicopter frame.

In the first scenario during the live test, the quadcopter was identified by the MSHORAD’s Giraffe 1X radar as it

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Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo

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Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo is a freelance security and defense reporter based in Milan, Italy. She covers …

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