The Brazilian Army has contracted Saab to supply the latest version Robotsystem (RBS) 70 NG man-portable air defence system.
Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed by the company. However, Saab said the order was booked during the fourth quarter of 2018.
Under the contract, the company will deliver an undisclosed number of RBS 70 NG units and also supply training systems, camouflage systems and other related equipment.
The contract marks the first RBS 70 NG order placed by the Brazilian Army, representing the modernisation of the service’s air defence capability.
Saab Dynamics head Görgen Johansson said: “We welcome the Brazilian Army as our latest customer for the RBS 70 NG. We see their decision to continue to select us as clear proof of their confidence in Saab’s state of the art air defence solution. The RBS 70 NG offers a day / night capability, unjammable laser guidance and an automatic target tracker that ensures the missile hits its target.”
The company’s portfolio of short-range ground-based air defence missile systems comprises the RBS 70 and the RBS 70 NG.
The RBS 70 system has been in service with the Brazilian Army since 2014 and is used to protect the country’s airspace and defend critical infrastructure.
It was used to protect the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
So far, a total of 19 countries have taken delivery of more than 1,600 RBS 70 systems, including more than 17,000 missiles.
The Armed Forces of the Czech Republic placed an order last month for the delivery of the RBS 70 NG system.