Argentina Orders RBS 70 NG Short Range Defense System

  • Our Bureau
  • 09:56 AM, October 13, 2016
  • 2977
Argentina Orders RBS 70 NG Short Range Defense System
RBS 70 ground based air defense system

Argentina orders Swedish Saab’s RBS 70 NG short-range defense (SHORAD) system.

Saab had announced in late September that it had procured a $44 million order for the RBS 70 SHORAD without disclosing the customer. IHS Janes reported quoting unnamed sources close to the Argentine Ministry of Defense Thursday.

The Argentine Navy Marine Infantry has had RBS 70 launchers since 1990s and procured new Bolide (an upgraded, faster version of the Mk 2) missiles a few years ago, and current plans are meant to standardise all three military services with the more advanced RBS 70 NG, the news daily reported.

The RBS 70 weapon system has been in service in Australia since 1987. Significant enhancements to both the weapon sight and the missile have ensured that it remains a modern and potent missile system to counter a constantly evolving air threat.

According to the sources, a key consideration in favour of procuring the RBS 70, under study since 2013, is Argentina's lack of aircraft for air defence and interception after the last Mirage aircraft were retired in 2015.

Also Read

Latvia and Lithuana Test Saab’s RBS 70 NG Air-Defense System

July 6, 2016 @ 10:59 AM

Saab's RBS 70 NG Missile System Tested By Czech Army

November 16, 2015 @ 02:40 PM

Saab Wins Latvian Contract For RBS 70 Missiles

October 23, 2015 @ 12:49 PM

Brazilian Army Orders RBS 70 Air Defense Missile System

October 30, 2017 @ 02:16 PM

Irish Army Exercises With Saab RBS 70 NG Air Defence System

September 26, 2017 @ 09:36 AM

Argentina Modernizes Elta Radar System With Wireless Communication Capability

June 8, 2017 @ 04:50 PM

Russia Submits MiG-29 Plane Delivery Terms to Argentina

April 6, 2017 @ 03:55 PM

Argentina Buying 12 Beechraft Texan Trainer Aircraft

March 29, 2017 @ 04:31 PM

Fadea Upgrades C-130 Hercules Aircraft For Argentina's air force

January 4, 2017 @ 04:11 PM