Thursday, September 15, 2011

Indian Army ‘s bid for VSHORAD

Posted by – Neelam Mathews
Sept 15, 2011

Saab says its RBS 70 NG, a new sighting system, improved precision and increased all-target capability is a contender for procurement of Very Short Range Air Defense (VSHORAD) Manportable Air Defense (MANPAD) missile for the Indian Army.

 “The RBS 70 NG is on offer to the Indian Army to fill a crucial need gap. The system is a versatile battlefield game changer and will offer critical edge in the spectrum of deployment. We believe that the RBS 70 NG meets and exceeds the requirements of the Indian Army for a system that has multiple target seeking and tracking capabilities, multi-launcher capability, ability to deploy from high mobility vehicles and ship and submarine naval vessels, ability to engage aerial targets by day and night and aerial target detection capability.” says Saab India Country Head, Inderjit Sial.

The 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 where they request further improved capabilities. We developed RBS 70 NG VSHORAD as the answer to their needs" says Jim Nilsson, Director, Marketing & Sales, business area Dynamics.

The RBS 70 NG can be vehicle integrated and used to support manoeuvring 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 defence of strategic assets, these deployments can last several weeks or more in around-the-clock operations. The RBS 70 NG is also the optimal solution for event protection in peacetime, at high-profile sporting events, for example.

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