Ireland Orders RBS-70 BOLIDE Missiles From Saab

December 13, 2018

Defense World:

Ireland has ordered RBS 70 short-range anti-aircraft missile from Saab. The order contains the BOLIDE missile, which is latest missile available for the RBS 70 system.

RBS 70 is a Man-Portable Air-Defense System (MANPADS) designed for anti-aircraft warfare in all climate zones and with little to no support from other forces. The RBS 70 is a Short-range Air Defense (SHORAD) laser guided missile system.

Mk 1 and Mk 2 followed shortly and are the standard RBS 70 with a range of 5,000–6,000 m and a ceiling of 3,000 m. Currently, RBS 70 is operational in 18 customer countries, on all continents and in arctic, desert, and tropical environments.

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