Saab has signed a SEK3.2 billion (USD358.5 million) contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the development and production of a new-generation extended-range anti-ship missile system to enter service with the Swedish armed forces in the early 2020s.
Building on the existing RBS15 Mk 3 anti-ship missile but embodying improvements in the airframe, navigation suite, onboard processing, and active radar seeker, the new weapon will be produced in both air-launched and ship-launched configurations. Saab is partnered for the project by Diehl Defence, which will reprise its role on the RBS15 Mk 3 programme by supplying subsystems and performing final assembly and integration.
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