Saab to provide RBS 70 simulators to the Lithuanian Armed Forces


Saab has received an order to supply RBS 70 simulators to the Lithuanian Armed Forces, a move that could strengthen Lithuania's air defence capability.

Using a PC-based simulator with a large number of flight paths, a potential missile operator can engage the most difficult targets, Saab said in a statement.

The RBS 70 simulator will also allow the instructor to create any aerial threat situation with various kinds of targets.

"This contract with Saab will provide our soldiers with advanced simulators."

Saab Weaponry and Control Systems Department deputy director Juris Gvozdas said: “The Ministry of National defence continues to modernise the RBS 70 systems which are in service of the Lithuanian Armed forces.

“This contract with Saab will provide our soldiers with advanced simulators. These assets will reduce the training costs and allow us to maintain a high level of soldiers’ readiness.”

Saab, along with Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (BPTI), will integrate 3D-maps into the RBS 70 simulators to visualise real operational environments for the armed forces.

Saab Dynamics missile systems marketing and sales head Michael Höglund said: “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 practise their deployment and engagement of targets in an exact ‘virtual’ replication of the real world environment that they operate in.”

Deliveries under the contract will take place in 2018.

The Lithuanian Armed Forces have been using RBS 70 customer since 2004.

To date, more than 1,600 launchers and over 17,000 missiles for RBS 70 have been delivered to 19 countries.


Image: The RBS 70 simulator will enable the creation of any aerial threat situation with various kinds of targets. Photo: courtesy of Saab AB.