Infantry Weapons

Sweden to acquire new RBS 58 anti-tank guided missile system

06 July 2017

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk: FMV) has issued a requirement for a new, man-portable anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system, under the programme designator RBS 58 (Robotsystem 58).

The FMV has asked manufacturers of candidate systems to submit proposals for participation in a qualification phase by 6 September 2017, prior to negotiations on a framework agreement for the RBS 58 procurement. The FMV also disclosed that the Lithuanian Armed Forces will also evaluate the possible acquisition of an RBS 58 capability following the conclusion of the framework agreement.

FMV's RBS 58 requirement provides for a missile with fire-and-forget/lock-on-after-launch functions, equipped with an uncooled imaging infrared seeker, capable of defeating modern main battle tanks and/or heavy armoured vehicles fitted with passive or active protection systems, at ranges between 200 m and 4,000 m in day and night operations in all environments.

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