Saab has been awarded a SEK 210 million ($30 million) contract by the Swedish
Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) to adapt and integrate a combat management
system for the RBS15 anti-ship missile on the Visby-class corvette.
The RBS15 missiles will be integrated on weapon decks to keep Visby-class
stealth corvettes radar signature. According to previous plans, each Visby-class
corvette will be able to carry up to 8 RBS 15 missiles along with and unknown
number of BAMSE surface-to-air missiles and other weapon systems such as rockets
and a 57mm gun.
RBS15 is a long range, sea-skimming anti-ship missile being launched by a wide
range of military platforms from trucks to aircraft. Visby-class corvettes have
been designed to perform littoral warfare featuring extensive use of low
observable technologies. The Swedish Navy ordered 5 Visby-class corvettes with
another one as option.
Additionally, The Czech evaluation commission for aircraft procurement
recommended JAS 39 Gripen to its government ahead of other tenders.
Saab is offering to loan 14 Gripens for 5/10 years to the Czech Republic Air
Force. If the deal does go ahead, the 14 C standard Gripen aircraft offered by
Sweden will need minor modifications to fulfill the Czech Republic requirements.
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