Swedish aerospace and defence firm Saab has acquired orders for the RBS 70 NG ground-based air defence system and the Giraffe 1X radar SHORAD (Brief-Vary Air Defence) programs from the Latvian Ministry of Defence. Deliveries will start in 2022. The Giraffe 1X radar, mixed with the RBS 70 NG, will additional strengthen Latvia’s air defence capabilities by enabling improved efficiency. On 13-18 June 2016 the Latvian Air Pressure along with the Lithuanian Air Pressure test-fired the RBS 70 and the most recent technology RBS 70 NG in the course of the air defence train “Baltic Zenith 2016” held in Š??de, Latvia. The train was an enormous success, each for the operators and for Saab with its RBS 70 along with the brand new RBS 70 NG.

“Our vast data inside ground-based air defence allows us to supply an entire resolution throughout the space. With this order, the Latvian Nationwide Armed Forces will obtain the Giraffe 1X radar with its best-in-class capabilities, in addition to the world’s most succesful short-range air defence system RBS 70 NG,” says Mats-Olof Rydberg, head of Advertising and marketing and Gross sales, Saab’s enterprise unit Missile Programs.


Saab RBS 70 NG Man-portable Air-defense System

RBS 70 (Robotsystem 70) is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) designed for anti-aircraft warfare in all local weather zones and with little to no assist from different forces. Initially designed and manufactured by the Swedish defence agency of Bofors Defence (now Saab Bofors Dynamics, since 2000). In 2011, Saab introduced the introduction of the brand new RBS 70 New Technology (RBS 70 NG). The upgraded model included an improved sighting system able to evening imaginative and prescient, automated goal tracker, and improved coaching and after-action evaluation options. RBS 70 NG is utilized by a lot of nations internationally, together with Sweden, the Czech Republic and Brazil.

The Saab Giraffe Radar is a household of land and naval two- or three-dimensional G/H-band (4 to eight GHz) passive electronically scanned array radar-based surveillance and air protection command and management programs tailor-made for operations with medium- and Brief Vary Air Protection (SHORAD) missile or gun programs or to be used as gap-fillers in a bigger air protection system. Giraffe 1X is on contract for a variety of consumers and is a really compact, light-weight high-performing 3D radar. Giraffe 1X can be utilized for duties together with floor based mostly air defence, Counter-Unmanned Aerial Programs (C-UAS) and website safety in addition to naval functions for all sorts of vessels.

In an operational scenario, a vehicle with Giraffe 1X first manoeuvres to a secure position some distance behind the unit.
In an operational state of affairs, a car with Giraffe 1X first manoeuvres to a safe place a ways behind the unit.