Saab introduced the RBS 70 NG, a new sighting system with improved precision and increased all-target capability.
With integrated 24/7 all-target capability Saab's new RBS 70 NG VSHORAD system has been developed for any combat situation. Its integrated sighting solution, enhanced missile operator aids, unmatched range and unjammable laser guidance combine to produce a system with world-leading capabilities.
The integrated thermal imager and night sight capability combine to provide true 24/7 performance. Three-dimensional target designation and automatic target detection improve reaction times, while the auto-tracker aids the missile operator during engagement, increasing hit probability throughout the missile range.
With the latest generation of missile - the BOLIDE - the RBS 70 NG is directed at the complete air and ground threat spectrum, including long range and close to ground. Everything from fixed and rotary wing aircraft and helicopters down to small targets such as cruise missiles, UAVs and armored ground targets like APCs can be engaged.
"The NG sight is software-based. New functions like the auto tracker and visual cueing have ultimately resulted in ease of use and increased precision for both small and large targets, even at maximum range," said Bill Forsberg, Director, Product Management, Saab.
The RBS 70 NG has an effective intercept range of 8 km, with altitude coverage in excess of 5,000 m, making it a best-in-class air defense missile system. It is capable of operating in complex environments such as urban terrain and is well equipped for all environments, including tropical, desert and arctic conditions.
With more than 1,600 systems and more than 17,000 missiles sold, the RBS 70 has been procured by 18 nations worldwide. The RBS 70, still proves itself to be a very highly capable system, being continuously procured, used and appreciated by Saab’s demanding customers worldwide.
Battlefield requirements are however constantly evolving and by having close cooperation with potential as well as existing RBS 70 customers we know that they face new threats and situations that require additional capabilities.
"By utilizing the latest technological innovations, we developed RBS 70 NG VSHORAD as the answer to their needs," explained Jim Nilsson, Director, Marketing & Sales, Saab's business area Dynamics.
The RBS 70 NG can be vehicle integrated and used to support maneuvering troops. The modularity of the system also allows it to be used in a remotely controlled configuration. Specifically aimed at the long-term static air defense of strategic assets, these deployments can last for several weeks or more in around-the-clock operations. The RBS 70 NG is also the optimal solution for protection in peacetime, for example at high-profile sporting events.