Saab has received two orders from the Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania for improved missiles and BORC night-capability sights for the RBS 70 VSHORAD system.
The order value amounts to approximately SEK 100 million and deliveries are expected to take place starting in 2019.
The Lithuanian Armed Forces are already users of the RBS 70 system and are now acquiring improved capability with greater range, higher altitude coverage and an enhanced effect against armored targets as well as night time capability.
“We welcome the decision by the Lithuanian Armed Forces to continue investing in the RBS 70 system. By adding BORC sights to the country’s current inventory, Lithuania gets an even more capable system with the additional ability to operate in darkness”, says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab business area Dynamics.
The Saab portfolio of very short-range ground based air defence missile systems comprises of the RBS 70 and the further enhanced RBS 70 NG. The RBS 70 system has an impressive track-record on the market. Nineteen countries have procured more than 1,600 RBS 70 systems, including more than 18,000 missiles.
The FLIR Systems ThermoSight BORC clip-on thermal sight provides 24/7 capability to the RBS 70 laser beam riding anti-aircraft missile system. This sight provides for quick and easy mounting and dismounting of the thermal imager on the day sight, without any adjustment, and allows the laser guidance beam from the day sight to pass without distortion to the missile for a jam proof accurate guidance.