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Polish Navy acquires Saab RBS 15

Polish Navy acquires Saab RBS 15 Saab Bofors Dynamics has signed a contract with Thales Netherland B.V. for the RBS 15 missile AD system to be mounted on Polish naval vessels. The contract is valued at circa 10 million EUROs. Thales were appointed Prime Contractor, and during the summer they signed a contract with Naval Shipyard Gydinia for the upgrading of the three ORKAN class vessels in the Polish Navy. Among other things, the upgrading programme comprises the Thales' "TACTICOS" Combat Control System, Ericsson Microwave Systems' "Giraffe" 3D radar and RBS 15. The contract enters in to force when a separate counter-trade agreement has been signed with the Polish authorities. - The task of realising this is well underway, and we hope that it will be completed during September. Negotiations between the Polish Navy and Saab Bofors Dynamics' co- operation partner MESKO regarding missiles are now being started-up and are expected to be finalised before the end of the year. Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems integration. For further information please contact: Gunnar Språng, Head of Business Unit, Air/Sea Missiles Systems Phone: +46 13 18 61 10 Cellular: +46 70 -530 63 95 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/08/14/20010814BIT00740/bit0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/08/14/20010814BIT00740/bit0001.pdf