Wednesday, July 8, 2020

SAAB announces new version of anti-ship missile

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Swedish defence company Saab announced on 2 July that it had developed a new version of the RBS15 long-range fire-and-forget anti-ship missile.

On its website, the company says: “The latest member of the RBS15 family delivers a superior effect, giving forces the edge needed to stay ahead.”

Also, the company has released images of new missile anti-ship missile called RBS15 Mk4 Gungnir.

It is expected that the company shortly to introduce a new version of the RBS15 missile with improved combat range, an upgraded target seeker and reduced weight compared to the present Mk3 version.

The RBS15 missile allows for true fire-and forget operability in all weather conditions, thanks to its advanced prelaunch programmable active radar seeker. Mission planning is performed through the Missile Engagement Planning System (MEPS), which provides the operator with built-in decision support and advanced salvo firing management. In combination with high system readiness, the missile system facilitates rapid reaction response to any threat.

In the near future, SAAB plans to provide details of the new missile and to hold a presentation.

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