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02:16 PM, October 30, 2017
Brazilian Army Orders RBS 70 Air Defense Missile System

Saab has received an order from the Brazilian Army for deliveries of the RBS 70 VSHORAD (Very Short-Range Air Defence) system.

The contract signed between Saab and the Brazilian Army includes man-portable launchers, training simulators, camouflage systems and associated equipment for operators and maintainers. Deliveries will take place during 2018-2019.

“Brazil has an ambitious program for strengthening their air-defence capability and this is our third order from the customer in recent years. We are proud to have been selected as a supplier in that transformation, knowing that our system plays an important role in protecting their airspace and defending critical infrastructure”, says Marianna Silva, Country Manager Saab Brazil.

“The overall market for short range air defence systems is growing and we see an increasing demand from Brazil and other customers around the world. Not only for our man-portable system, but also for our new Mobile SHORAD solution that we introduced at DSEI in London this year”, says Görgen Johansson, senior vice president and head of business area Dynamics at Saab.

The RBS 70 system is in-service with the Brazilian Army and the system played an important role in the protection of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.