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Saab wins RBS 70 order from Czech Republic

Saab Bofors Dynamics AB has won another contract for the RBS 70 Air Defence Missile System, this time with the Czech Armed Forces as the end customer. The order is worth MSEK 204 to Saab.

“In the past three years we have sold RBS 70 systems worth a total of over one billion SEK. This shows that the system is well adapted to meeting different customers’ demands for modern anti-aircraft defence, and is performing well in tough international competition,” says Tomas Samuelsson, President of Saab Bofors Dynamics. Saab Bofors Dynamics won the contract for the RBS 70 in competition with other European and American missile systems. The Czech Republic will be the eighteenth nation to add the RBS 70 to its defence materiel. The order is for the upgraded version of the RBS 70 with a night sight, aircraft identification and the new Bolide missile. Deliveries will take place in 2005, 2006 and 2007.