Saab has been awarded a contract by the French Ministry of Defence procurement branch, the DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement), to supply the Roquette Nouvelle Generation, (Roquette NG) next-generation shoulder-launched weapon system for the French armed forces. The first fixed contract is for SEK 295 million. The total programme, including all options, is valued at approx. MSEK 2 050.
The Roquette NG is a general purpose weapon system which will be employed by all three branches of the French armed forces (Army, Air Force and Navy). The contract is a multi-stage agreement with one fixed element and eight consecutive options over the period 2015-2024.
“This procurement is currently the single most important programme on the global market in the disposable shoulder-launched product segment”, says Görgen Johansson, Head of Saab’s business area Dynamics. “The French requirements are comprehensive and exacting, and we are proud that DGA has chosen Saab for this important contract.”
The new weapons are part of the proven AT4CS family and build upon Saab Dynamics’ modular 84-mm product range including the renowned Carl-Gustaf multi-purpose reloadable weapon system and the AT4 family of disposable weapons. Three AT4 variants are included in the contract: AT4CS ER (anti-armour extended range), AT4CS AST (anti-structure and breaching), and AT4CS HE (high-explosive anti-personnel). These weapons provide multi-purpose direct fire support with confined space capabilities. The contract also incorporates an integrated logistics and support package with an extensive training suite, including deliveries of outdoor training simulators from Saab.
Saab has teamed with NEXTER Munitions in Bourges, France, for engineering and logistics support throughout the programme.
“A French industrial base is very important for Saab to be able to offer optimal products and services to the French customer. We are happy to have NEXTER as our partner in Roquette NG,” says Görgen Johansson.
CybAero announced today that it has been selected by the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct test and demonstration flights from Sweden's world-leading Visby class corvette in third quarter of 2015. Sweden-based CybAero was chosen ahead of other international competitors
The Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls (ISP) has rejected the export license to CybAeros unmanned helicopter system export to China. CybAero signed a framework agreement with Chinese company AVIC for delivery of at least 70 helicopter systems in total, with at least 20 in the first three years and at least 50 the following five years
Swedens new government has earmarked the closure of its Defense and Security Export Agency Försvarsexportmyndigheten (FXM), the coalition said in a statement on September 30. Officials said they "agree that arms export controls over non-democracies will be tightened, including follow-on deliveries and consulting services
First North-listed CybAero, which develops and markets unmanned helicopters, has performed demo flights on location for its major Chinese customer AVIC, which signed a framework agreement with CybAero this summer with an order value of SEK 700-800 million. The news comes only days after Swedish Defence Minister Karin Enström has demanded an explanation from the general director of the state-run FOI defence research institute, over an alleged weapon's co-operation with China, according to Radio Sweden
Swedish Defence Minister Karin Enström has demanded an explanation from the general director of the state-run FOI defence research institute, over an alleged weapon's co-operation with China, according to Radio Sweden."Sweden should not get around the weapon's embargo on China and therefore I have called on the general director to clarify that there is no substance in this," Enström told Swedish Radio News
Mozambique has ordered three additional HS132 interceptor vessels to the existing order of three ocean eagle 43 trimaran patrol vessels and three HS132 interceptors ordered in September 2013 from CMN, a French shipyard. Meanwhile, the first Ocean Eagle 43 trimaran patrol vessel has been launched by the French Shipyard Thursday
Saab and the Polish Navy have conducted commissioning and sea acceptance test of the RBS15 Mk3 missile onboard the Orkan-class fast attack craft. The test was conducted under a contract signed in 2006 with Poland for the delivery of RBS15 Mk3 missiles, and their installation on the Orkan-class ships
Saab has received an order valued at SEK121 million to overhaul the Swedish Navys submarine HMS Södermanland. The order is part of the letter of intent regarding Swedish armed forces underwater capabilities, which was announced on 9 June 2014 and covers the period 2015-2024
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