Saab receives Brazil RBS 70 order
Saab will supply further RBS 70 Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) systems to the Brazilian Army under an $11.6 million contract announced on 6 March.
Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2017 and continue into 2018.
The contract includes RBS 70 man-portable launchers, night vision equipment, training simulators, multi-spectral camouflage and associated equipment for operators and maintainers.
Stefan Öberg, head of missile systems, said: 'With this order the Brazilian Army continue to improve their air defence capability.
'The system played a very important role in the protection of the 2016 Olympic Games where it not only protected the games, but also strategic infrastructure. We know that the capabilities and reliability of the system are highly appreciated by the customer.'
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