Czech Republic’s Armed Forces to acquire RBS 70 NG air defence system

The Armed Forces of the Czech Republic has placed an order with Saab for the delivery of RBS 70 NG air defence system

Valued at $40.27 million, the contract includes the supply of test equipment and training and integration of the latest generation of the RBS 70 man-portable air defence system with Czech Air Defence. Czech Armed Forces 25th Air Defence Regiment commander Ján Sedliačik said: “The RBS 70 is the backbone to provide surface-based air defence in NATO’s Multinational Task Force and from 2019 a part of the very high readiness joint task force. The completely new RBS 70 NG entails crucial system developments, which significantly will add to our current capabilities for threats against the Czech Republic and NATO’s sovereignty.” Deliveries under the contract will commence in 2020 and continue until 2021.

- Air Force Technology -

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