(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 25-Oct-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab AB (STO: SAAB-B), leading company in the military defence and civil security markets, has announced it will deliver its best-in-class short range air defence missiles (RBS 70 missiles) to Lithuania as part of a new four-year contract with the Lithuanian Defence Materiel Agency. The first purchase within the frame of the new contract has just been placed worth SEK 350 million (~ EUR 32 million) with slated deliveries in the next two years (2023-2024).
The order includes missiles for Saab’s ground-based air defence system RBS 70, which Lithuania has been a user of since 2004.
“Our best-in-class short range air defence missiles delivers a tactical advantage. The recent contract will further strengthen Lithuania’s air defence capability through the RBS 70 system and its high performance missiles,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
Saab’s portfolio of short-range ground-based air defence missile systems includes the RBS 70 and the latest version, RBS 70 NG. The RBS 70 system has an impressive track-record on the market with more than 1,600 launchers and over 18,000 missiles delivered to 19 nations.
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Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations.
SOURCE: Saab AB