Saab Bofors Dynamics, a Saab subsidiary, has been awarded a 440 million Swedish
Krona (SEK) contract (approx. $61 million) by the Australian Army for the
procurement of Bolide surface-to-air missiles and Carl Gustav ammunition.
The recently developed Bolide missile will be employed on RBS70 air defense
system ordered by the Australian Army in the 1980s. The total estimated cost of
Bolide missiles purchased by Australia is 180 million SEK ($25 million).
The Carl Gustav man-portable anti-armor system ammunition contract is worth 260
million SEK ($36 million). The contract includes several types of ammunition
associated to this weapon.
The Bolide missile can be fired from Swedish RBS70 and ASRAD-R air defense
systems. This order also means that Australia becomes the first export customer
for the state-of-the-art Bolide missile.
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