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Saab Anti-Ship Missile RBS15 to be installed on the Visby class corvettes

Saab Anti-Ship Missile RBS15 to be installed on the Visby class corvettes Saab Bofors Dynamics has signed an agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the installation of Saab RBS15 Anti- Ship Missiles on the Visby-class corvettes. The order value is 10 M Euro. "The integration of the Saab RBS 15 on the Visby class corvettes is unique. This is the first time a heavy anti-ship missile system has been integrated on a proper 'stealth' vessel," says Gunnar Språng, business unit manager of Air and Sea Missile Systems, Saab Bofors Dynamics. The missiles will be installed below deck (indoors) in order to maintain the vessels unique stealth characteristics. The missiles will be fired through specially designed hatches and the exhaust plumes will be managed in separate canals. Deliveries will start in 2005. The order is in line with the Swedish Armed Forces' plans for continuous improvement of the RBS15 system. The Swedish Armed Forces has already started the introduction of land-attack capability and intends to introduce such functionality in the RBS15 system for demonstration firings as soon as possible. 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 capabilities in systems integration. For further information, please contact: Gunnar Språng, Saab Bofors Dynamics phone: 070-5306395 www.saab.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/07/07/20030704BIT00630/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/07/07/20030704BIT00630/wkr0002.pdf