Saab announced that it received an order for RBS 70 BOLIDE missiles from Irish Defence Forces, worth approx. SEK 60 million, with deliveries taking place 2019-2022.

Ireland has been a RBS 70 customer for more than 30 years; this order contains the BOLIDE missile, which is latest missile available for the RBS 70 system.

With this order Ireland continues to improve their air defence capability. The BOLIDE missile is our most advanced RBS 70 missile yet, with a top speed of Mach 2 and an effective range for up to 9,000m, it provides excellent protection for their forces and a deterrent to opponents,” Görgen Johansson, Head of Saab business area Dynamics, explained.

The BOLIDE missile is an RBS 70 Mk 2 upgrade. (Photo via Saab)

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