Saab has signed a contract to supply The Armed Forces of the Czech Republic with RBS 70 NG, the latest generation of the RBS 70 man-portable air
In addition to the system itself, the order also includes integration with Czech Air Defence, test equipment and training. The Armed Forces of the Czech Republic is already a user of RBS 70, the preceding version of the system.
“We are happy to provide the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic with Saab’s newest
“We are very pleased with our experience of the RBS 70 System and Saab´s support. The RBS 70 is the backbone to provide surface based Air Defence in NATO´s Multinational Task Force and from 2019 a part of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). The completely new RBS 70 NG entails crucial system developments which significantly will add to our current capabilities for threats against
Automatic tracking, extensive operator aids, the possibility of the firing sequence to be aborted (missile self-destruct), hit-point selection, possibilities to identify friend or foe, and optical target tracking all increase an RBS 70 NG operator’s chance of striking the correct target, while also significantly increasing safety during critical actions. The RBS 70 NG operator has full control over what and where the missile hits or does not hit, which eliminates the risk of friendly fire.
Source: Saab Group