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RBS70 upgrade for Ireland's Defence Forces

  • 14-12-2018 6:49pm
    Registered Users Posts: 514 ✭✭✭

    From Defence Industry Daily 14/12/2017
    Ireland is ordering several RBS-70 BOLIDE surface-to-air missile systems from Saab. The deal is priced at $66 million with deliveries scheduled for 2019 to 2022. The first RBS-70 system entered service in 1977, the BOLIDE is special variant of the current Mk 2 production model and features a new sustainer rocket motor. The BOLIDE anti-aircraft missile flies at Mach 2 speed and is designed to intercept targets at altitudes of more than 5.000 m to a range of up-to 8.000 m. A single Mk.2 missile is believed to cost about $100.000. In March last year Brazil ordered several RBS-70 missiles in a deal worth $11.7 million. Saab says that it has delivered more than 1.600 launchers and over 17.000 missiles to 19 countries.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,277 ✭✭✭Markcheese

    Would anyone care to guess what the DoD is actually buying (if the missiles are approx 100grand each, the State is unlikely to be buying 660 of these...

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,008 ✭✭✭jonnybigwallet

    The order would include launchers...not just rockets. Can't believe the DF would blow 66 million USD on anti air defence system. Must be a mistake. Maybe 6.6 million USD?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 captpaulf

    It's 60 M Swedish Kroner - about 6M Euro. (.098 today)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,008 ✭✭✭jonnybigwallet

    That's a bit more like it. Haven't needed these since the Luftwaffe came droppin their visiting card during WW 2!