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Saab to deliver Mobile Short Range Air Defence system to Sweden

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has placed an order with Saab for its Mobile Short Range Air Defence (MSHORAD) solution.

The contract, valued at approximately SEK 300 million ($28.7 million), was booked in the fourth quarter of 2023 and will run from 2024-2026.

“We are proud that our Swedish customer has chosen to use Saab’s mobile short range air defence solution for this purpose. Our advanced solution is truly mobile, providing crucial protection for forces on the battlefield,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.

MSHORAD is a vehicle-integrated solution that is designed to quickly detect, counter and neutralise air threats, including helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The system combines a mobile radar unit, which is based on Giraffe 1X radar, and a mobile firing unit, based on RBS 70 NG, both of which are connected with Saab’s ground-based air defence command and control solution, GBAD C2.

MSHORAD is a system that operates alongside ground-based combat units to provide reliable and continuous protection and defence against various aerial threats. It has an effective interception range of 9km and can detect multiple targets. The system is designed to react quickly and strike efficiently to neutralize air threats up to an altitude of 5km from ground level.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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