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Saab to deliver RBS 70 NG to Canada

Saab has received an order from Canada for the short-range air defence system RBS 70 NG. The order is valued is at around CAD 227 million (SEK 1.8 billion) with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2024.

The order comprises all the necessary equipment to operate the RBS 70 NG, including firing units, missiles, transport vehicles, training, and support.

After a competitive procurement process, Saab’s offer was selected to meet Canada’s Soldier Portable Air Defence System Program’s urgent operational requirement.

Saab will provide long-term air defence support to the Canadian Armed Forces through this program, with a particular emphasis on their Enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia. As part of its offer, Saab has pledged to create Canadian content through its local office and Canada-based partners and suppliers.

“We are pleased to deliver our proven and efficient air defence solution RBS 70 NG, which is a critical capability for nations in the current environment”, says Saab’s President and CEO Micael Johansson.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. 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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