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RBS70 NG  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 2011
Total Production: ?
Origin: Sweden
Corporations: Saab
Parent System: RBS70
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1978
Total Production: 1,600
Family Members: RBS70
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Description: The RBS70 is an all-weather, day and night, very short range air defense system (VSHORAD) for use by dismounted infantry or integrated on armored and non-armored vehicles. Until September 2011, this weapon system had been ordered by 18 countries worldwide with more than 1,600 launch posts and more than 17,000 missile rounds produced so far. Australia and Finland have placed significant firm orders for this system in the recent years. The first generation RBS70 was introduced in 1978 followed by the second generation in 1982 and the third generation in 1990. In 2003, Saab introduced the fourth generation incorporating the Bolide missile, non-cooled laser designator, a thermal imager and digital IFF as well as other enhancements. A further version known as the RBS70 NG was introduced by Saab in September 2011.

The RBS70 NG (New Generation) modular missile system has been designed with a new sighting system, high precision and non-jammable laser guidance to achieve improved performance and deliver world-leading capabilities in combat. The NG weapon system features: automatic target tracking; integrated high resolution thermal imager offering 24/7 availability; visual target assignment; simplified aiming functions; simultaneous detection of several targets; built-in video, and all-target capability using Bolide supersonic missile. The new sight can be operated remotely as part of a ground based air defense network. The RBS70 NG is fully compatible with all previous generations of the RBS70 missile. Utilizing the Bolide missile using a shaped charge and pre-fragmented warhead can take out a wide range of airborne targets such as fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, cruise missiles, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), armored combat helicopters (AH-64) and close air support airplanes (A-10) as well as armored personnel carriers (APCs). The new missile system also includes improved training devices.

RBS70 NG Specifications

System Crew: 2
Performance
Target's Max Altitude: 5,000 meter
Weapon Max Range: 8,000 meter
Weapon Min Range: 200 meter
Time
Re-Loading Time: 6 second (0.10 minute)
SetUp Time: 30 second (0.50 minute)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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RBS70 NG News

There are 9 news between
13 Sep 2011 and 6 Mar 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017Brazilian Army Orders Additional RBS 70 Air Defense Systems
Wednesday, September 21, 2016Saab Awarded Order for RBS70 NG Very Short Range Air Defense System
Wednesday, July 6, 2016Latvian Air Force Conducts Successful Live Firing of RBS70 NG Surface-to-Air Missile System
Monday, November 16, 2015Czech Army Successfully Integrated and Tested RBS70 NG Missile System
Thursday, September 17, 2015Saab to Integrate RBS70 NG Missile System on Land Vehicles
Saturday, June 13, 2015Lithuania Takes Over Upgraded RBS70 Firing Posts and Bolide Surface-to-Air Missiles
Wednesday, June 11, 2014Irish Defence Forces to Upgrade its RBS70 Air Defense Systems
Monday, March 3, 2014Brazilian Army Orders RBS 70 Very Short Range Air Defense System from Saab
Tuesday, September 13, 2011Saab Unveils New RBS70 NG Weapon System

Operators & Related Equipment


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Defensive Weapons
Bolide
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