Saab Receives Order for RBS 70 from the Brazilian Army
The Brazilian Army contracted Saab for deliveries of the RBS 70 VSHORAD (Very Short Range Air Defence) system with deliveries to take place during 2018-2019.
The RBS 70 system is in-service with the Brazilian Army and the system played an important role in the protection of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The contract signed between the Brazilian Army and Saab includes man-portable launchers, training simulators, camouflage systems and associated equipment for operators and maintainers.
“Brazil has an ambitious program for strengthening their air defence capability and this is our third order from the customer in recent years,” Marianna Silva, Country Manager Saab Brazil, said. “We are proud to have been selected as a supplier in that transformation, knowing that our system plays an important role in protecting their airspace and defending critical infrastructure.“
According to news sources, factory acceptance testing for an initial batch under the order is done and the remaining two batches are to be received in the above mentioned time period. The U$12.7 million contract was awarded on 1 March 2017 and covered nine firing posts, night-vision equipment, training simulators, multispectral camouflage nets and more, according to news sources.
High resolution 3D graphic training simulators are offered for RBS 70 operators, with a graphic engine is from Open Scene Graph (OSG).
The simulator gives the operator a realistic training environment and can be used as a stand-alone system as well as connected to a PC based network .
“The overall market for SHORAF is growing and we see an increasing demand from Brazil and other customers around the world,” Görgen Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab Dynamics, concluded. “Not only for our man-portable system, but also for our new Mobile SHORAD solution that we introduced at DSEI in London this year.“