More RBS-70s Stiffen Brazil’s Air Defence

Brazilian soldiers man RBS-70 - SAAB.

With short range air defense a renewed concern by leading armies it is interesting the Exército Brasileiro (Brazilian Army) has, despite tight budgets, received additional RBS-70s. 

This portable ground laser beam riding missile from Saab Defense was first fielded in small number for the 2016 Olympics. The current 4th Generation version includes thermal sighting, IFF, automatic tracking, an improved warhead, and 9km range. Saab announced deliveries will occur later later in 2017 and in 2018. The $12.6 million order placed in March 2017 covers at least nine systems and includes training and a modular multi-spectral camouflage system. 

by Stephen W. Miller