On 22 December 2023, Saab announced that they had received an order from Finland regarding missiles for the RBS 70 ground-based air defence system. The order is valued at approximately SEK 800 M (EUR 72 M), and deliveries will take place from 2023 to 2026.

The RBS 70 by Saab, Photo: Saab

The order includes Saab’s latest version of the RBS 70 missile, Bolide, which offers improved performance, and is suited for engaging ground and aerial targets. The missile will be used with Finland’s current RBS 70 systems, which have been in use in the country for more than 15 years, and are referred to as ITO05 and ITO05M (Ilmatorjuntaohjus 05) in Finnish service.