Saab has secured a new order to deliver RBS 70 NG short-range air defence systems to the Argentine Armed Forces.

Financial details of the contract were not divulged by the company.

The Argentine Navy has been using the RBS 70 since 1984. The new order will enable the service branch to upgrade to the latest version of the RBS 70 NG.

The Argentine Army and Argentine Air Force will also start using the portable air-defence system.

The scope of deliveries will include RBS 70 NG systems, training simulators, and missiles.

Saab Dynamics business area head Görgen Johansson said: “We look forward to further strengthening the air defence of the Argentinian Armed Forces.

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“With this capability, they will have the most modern short-range air defence system on the market, with unjammable laser-guidance, as well as an integrated night sight.”

As a short-range, ground-based air defence system, the RBS 70 NG has an effective range of approximately 9,000m.

According to the Saab website, the system has an altitude coverage of up to 5,000m. It can fire at a maximum velocity of Mach 2.

The RBS 70 NG can be fitted with various vehicles, and also has networked and remote-control compatibility.

Argentina is the fifth nation to sign contracts for the RBS 70 NG. In 2019, the Brazilian Army ordered the portable air defence system from Saab.

Headquartered in Sweden, Saab focuses on the development of weapons, command and control, aeronautics, and sensor systems.

Last month, Saab secured a contract to deliver its Barracuda multispectral camouflage systems to France.