C4iSR: Land

Brazil to sign RBS 70 missile systems contract

12 February 2014

The Brazilian Army is scheduled to sign a contract soon with Sweden's Saab Dynamics to buy RBS 70 man-portable surface-to-air missile systems, a military source close to the programme told IHS Jane's on 11 February.

The package, worth around BRL28 million (USD11.6 million), will be firmed through the Brazilian Army Commission in Washington (CEBW) and include 16 man-portable tripod-mounted launchers equipped with a thermal imager, an undisclosed number of Mk2 laser beam-riding missiles, simulators, a test bench, maintenance tools, spares, and training services.

RBS 70 will be integrated into the army's shelter-mounted mobile anti-aircraft artillery command-and-control system (COAAe) and coupled to SABER M60 3D surveillance and target acquisition radar, both from the Braxilian army's Technological Center (CTEx) and BRADAR (formerly OrbiSat da Amazónia).

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