Saab Receives Order to Supply RBS15 Mk3 Anti-Ship Missiles for German Navy K130 Corvettes

Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence to supply RBS15 Mk3 anti-ship missile system for German Navy’s K130 Braunschweig class corvettes.

The order value is approx. MSEK 160 with several priced options related to Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) and IT Security. Deliveries will take place during the period 2019 to 2024.

Recently the German Navy made a procurement to buy additional K130 class ships, this order comprises onboard ship systems for these. The order contains the necessary infrastructure to equip the ships with the RBS15 missiles. The order was received from Diehl Defence, industrial prime for the RBS15 procurement in Germany. The contractor is a German consortium named ARGE K-130. The consortium has Lürssen Werft GmbH as the leading company, and includes thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH (TKMS) and German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH.

FGS Braunschweig (F260)
FGS Braunschweig (F260), the lead ship of the K130 Braunschweig-class (Korvette 130) ocean-going corvettes of the German Navy.

“The order is important for us in the long-term cooperation with our partner Diehl. This order can also be seen as a first step in equipping the ships with our missile, wich I see as an opportunity for future orders of the RBS15”, says Görgen Johansson, Head of Saab Dynamics.

The RBS15 missile system family is one of the market’s most flexible and effective armaments. For almost 30 years, the RBS15 missile family has provided fleets, coastal batteries and air forces with advanced anti-ship capabilities. The RBS15 is jointly produced by Saab and Diehl Defence GmbH & Co and serves with armed forces from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Thailand and an undisclosed country.

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