30 Dec '16, 2pm

Sweden reactivates RBS15-based mobile coastal defence systems

Sweden reactivates RBS15-based mobile coastal defence systems

System reconstituted to RBS15 Mk 2 standard First firing trials of a land-based RBS15 Mk 2missile conducted in the Baltic Sea in early 2016. The Swedish Armed Forces has reactivated a land-based mobile RBS15 coastal defence capability on the Baltic coast, some 16 years after it was decommissioned due to budget cuts. Rear Admiral Thomas Engevall, Chief of Defence Logistics within the Swedish Armed Forces and responsible for materiel acquisition from Sweden's Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) told IHS Jane's that the armed forces issued a 'challenge' to Saab Dynamics in early 2015 to determine the feasibility of reactivating and reconstituting the original RBS15M3-based coastal defence system capability to an operationally acceptable-standard within a one-year timeframe. "Saab was challenged in the springtime of 2015 to look into whether this could be achieved or not. FM...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/66614/sweden-reactivates-rbs...

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