Swedish defence company Saab has signed a four-year contract with the Lithuanian Defence Materiel Agency, which will allow the customer to place orders for RBS 70 missiles until 2026.
A first purchase within the new contract has also been placed, with an order value of SEK 350 million and deliveries will take place 2023-2024.
The order includes missiles for Saab’s ground-based air defence system RBS 70, which Lithuania has been a user of since 2004.
“Our best-in-class short range air defence missiles delivers a tactical advantage. The recent contract will further strengthen Lithuania’s air defence capability through the RBS 70 system and its high performance missiles,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
Saab’s portfolio of short-range ground-based air defence missile systems includes the RBS 70 and the latest version, RBS 70 NG. The RBS 70 system has an impressive track-record on the market with more than 1,600 launchers and over 18,000 missiles delivered to 19 nations.