Lithuania has placed an order for Saab-made RBS 70 missile simulators in order to enhance the country's air defense capabilities.
Included in the contract are simulators, training services and spare parts and deliveries will take place during 2018, the company announced Tuesday.
Saab will work together with the Lithuanian-based Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (BPTI) on the integration of customised 3D-maps into the RBS 70 simulators, so as to visualize real operational environments for their armed forces.
The Lithuanian Armed Forces will have a significantly improved training capability with this integration.
“The 3D maps developed by our local partner BPTI give them a realistic training environment. They can then practice their deployment and engagement of targets in an exact ‘virtual’ replication of the real world environment that they operate in.” Saab missile systems marketing chief Michael Höglund said.
The Ministry of National defense continues to modernize the RBS 70 systems which are in service of the Lithuanian Armed forces. This contract with Saab will provide the soldiers with advanced simulators.
“These assets will reduce the training costs and allow us to maintain a high level of soldiers’ readiness”, said LTC Juris Gvozdas, deputy director of Weaponry and Control Systems Department.
The new RBS 70 simulator will allow training a potential missile operator to engage the most difficult targets. The PC-based simulator has a large number of flight paths, and the instructor can create any aerial threat situation with various kinds of targets.
The Saab portfolio of short-range, ground-based air defence missile systems includes the RBS 70 and the latest version, RBS 70 NG.
The RBS 70 system has an impressive track-record with more than 1,600 launchers and over 17,000 missiles delivered to nineteen countries.
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Lithuania has signed an agreement with Norway last week to procure components and missiles of mid-range Norwegian advanced surface to air missile system (NASAMS). NASAMS is scheduled to be delivered to Lithuania by 2020, the defense ministry announced Friday
Lithuania plans to buy $US112 million worth Norwegian and American mid-range air defense systems NASAMS. "We plan to spend a bit more than 100 million euros," Lithuanian Defense Minister Juozas Olekas told BNS news agency
Saab has won a contract with the Brazilian Army for deliveries of RBS 70 NG man-portable air defence system. In addition to the RBS 70 NG system, the order also includes training systems, camouflage systems and other associated equipment
The Lithuanian Armed Forces recently signed a contract with Israeli company ELTA Systems Ltd for five gap-filler short-range air surveillance radars and logistic maintenance services. Two of the radars are bought to compensate for the negatives impact wind farms developed in Šilutė and Tauragė districts have on the ability of the Lithuanian Armed Forces air surveillance radars to detect and track air targets, the armed forces said in a press release Thursday
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
The Irish Army conducted a live firing exercise with RBS 70 and the latest generation of the system, RBS 70 NG at the Bofors Test Center in Karlskoga, Sweden recently. The purpose of the firings were to enhance their soldiers operational capability to engage both aerial and static targets, a Saab release said During four days, officers, operators and technicians from the Artillery Corps and the Ordnance Corps of the Irish Army visited Saab´s business area Dynamics and fired ten missiles against aerial and static surface targets
Lithuania has earmarked Euro 873 million for the defense expenditure for 2018. Among the several programs listed in the Lithuanian Defence System document released , main modernization projects include two battalions of Infantry fighting vehicle BOXER-VILKAS until 2021, one artillery battalion of Self-propelled PZH2000 Howitzers until 2019, Norwegian–US advanced surface to air missile system NASAMS by 2020
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